MiLB Recap: Herd splits double-header in Pompey’s debut
By Craig Borden
Dunedin Blue Jays @ St. Lucie Mets (Loss 0-1)
What a close one for the D-Jays on Tuesday. There were only 8 total hits in this game and they were mostly on the Mets side. The Mets finally broke the the pitching duel in the 6th inning to knock Conner Greene out of the game with his only earned run. Greene had a good outing and struck out 2 while scattering 5 hits and 2 walked batters through 5 innings of work. The D-Jays bullpen picked up were he left off and through 3 innings of shut out ball to keep them in the ball game.
Pitching Grade: A
There is not much to write about here. The D-Jays just could not solve the Mets pitching Tuesday. They were only able to collect 2 hits and 4 base runners on walks. The had some opportunity but went 0-6 with runners in scoring position. Ryan McBroom collected a stolen base as the D-Jays failed to collect an extra base hit in route to the loss.
Offensive grade: D-
Line of the game – Conner Greene 5 IP with 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and allowed only 1 ER
Dunedin Blue Jays @ St. Lucie Mets (Tom Robson vs Josh Prevost)
Lansing Lugnuts vs Dayton Dragons (Win 5-2)
A well pitched evening with some crazy issues on defense still allowed the Lugnuts to escape with the win. The Lugnuts committed 5 errors in this game and still were able to hold off the Dragons.
Sean Reid-Foley collected the win and did not allow a run over 6 innings of work. Both Dragons runs were scored with him on the mound but due to the plethora of errors he was not charged for them. He would also only allow 1 hit while walking 4 and striking out 4. The ‘pen held tough and only allowed 1 hit over the final 3 innings and struck out 5.
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Pitching Grade: A+
On offense the Lugnuts came out of the gate hot. They collected 4 of their runs in the first 2 innings as they jumped on Tanner Rainey of the Dragons. Gunnar Heidt tagged Rainey for a solo homer in the first inning to get things going. The offense took off in the 2nd as they scored 3 runs. The Lugnuts were able to get a tag on run in the 5th on an RBI grounder by Justin Atkinson. This was enough for the pitching staff that was completely on point for the whole game.
Offensive grade: B-
Line of the game – Sean Reid-Foley 6 IP with 1 hit, 0 ER, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts
Lansing Lugnuts vs Dayton Dragons (Ryan Cook vs Jacob Constante)