71-72, 3.5 GB
L – Ingram (0-1)
HR – Boggs (1), Duran (1), Mayberry (1)
San Antonio leads 1-0 (Best of 5)
The Frisco RoughRiders dropped an eventful game one on Wednesday night.
Starting pitcher Doug Mathis held the Missions in check, as he gave up just two runs on two hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out two. However, the right-hander left the game with 2-0 defecit.
The Frisco bats bounced back in the bottom of the seventh inning to slug three solo home runs. German Duran led off the inning with long ball while Brandon Boggs and John Mayberry went back-to-back.
Chris Davis was the only ‘Rider with multiple hits in the game. He singled and doubled.
Reliever Kea Kometani struck out one while throwing two hitless innings.
Frisco carried the lead into the ninth inning until Jesse Ingram lost control. The closer – who finished the regular season 26-for-27 in save opportunities – gave up three runs on one hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning. He was charged with the loss.
28-42, 15.0 GB
L – Phillips (0-1)
HR – Tracy (1)
Cedar Rapids leads 1-0 (Best of 3)
Wednesday night's playoff opener for the Clinton LumberKings seemed to be a story of their second half in a nutshell.
While starting pitcher Zach Phillips pitched well – giving up three runs in six innings – the offense was able to manage just one run on three hits.
Left fielder Chad Tracy provided the team's lone run with a solo round-tripper in the top of the fifth inning.
A Jose Vallejo double and a Manuel Pina single accounted for the other two hits.
Andrew Laughter (1 IP, 1 ER) and Josh Lueke (1 IP, 0 ER) each pitched an inning of relief.
L – Holland (4-5)
33-42, 3.5 GB
Spokane's season came to a close on Wednesday with a 6-3 loss.
Derek Holland surrendered five runs – three earned – on seven hits in six innings of work. He struck out five without issuing a base on balls.
Right-hander Neftali Feliz recorded six punchouts in two innings, but he also allowed a solo home run.
Third baseman Davis Stoneburner, who heated up down the stretch following a disappointing start, went 3-for-4 with a double.
Second baseman Matt Lawson was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Alabama product Tommy Hunter finished the season with a scoreless inning, lowering his final ERA to 2.55.
12-16, 7.0 GB
35-34, 17.0 GB