Saturday's game between the Montgomery Biscuits and the Mississippi Braves had lots of things go right. One of the best, we'll cover a little bit later: meeting Two Dogs and Bean from Mean Ol' Meany.
For now, the game.
Despite being outhit by Mississippi, the Biscuits had the higher total where it counted: in the runs column.
Mississippi pitcher Dan Smith kept the Biscuits off the basepaths for the first 3 innings, but the home team finally solved him in the 4th. After a walk by LF Brooks Badeaux and a double by SS Reid Brignac, 3B Evan Longoria brought them home, giving the Biscuits a 2-0 lead.
With 1 out in the 5th and the bases loaded, Mississippi nearly got out of a jam, but CF Jason Pridie broke up a double play, allowing RF Shaun Cumberland to score.
The Biscuits added a final run in the 8th. With 2 outs, Longoria doubled home Badeaux, putting the Biscuits up 4-0.
Longoria was the only Biscuits player with multiple hits. He drove in 3 of the Biscuits runs on his 2 hits. 6 other Biscuits got hits, and the hits came in a timely manner, totaling 4 runs. Good, heads-up defense kept Mississippi off the board, despite their outhitting the Biscuits. Mississippi stranded 9 base runners, 4 in scoring position.
Mike Prochaska went 6 innings on the mound, allowing 4 hits and striking out 3, and picked up his first win. Richard De Los Santos went 2 innings in relief, allowing 4 hits. Brian Henderson pitched the 9th, striking out 3 -- but not the side -- to secure the win.
The win evens the series with Mississippi at two games apiece. The deciding game is this afternoon.
Basil: I didn't realize those two towns (Columbus and Montgomery) were so close to each other. No wonder you get to go to all those games!ReplyDelete