Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Game Recap – Muckdogs continue to put up big numbers in 9-6 win
Batavia, NY- The Muckdogs improved to a 2-2 mark on Monday night in their home opener against the West Virginia Black Bears (Pirates). Batavia’s offense continued its impressive ways by putting up at least eight runs for the third straight game in a row. The Muckdogs scored 11 in the Saturday matchup against Auburn, and then tacked on eight more in the loss on Sunday.
The first inning for the Muckdogs proved to be key as they pushed three runs across the plate thanks to RBI singles from Jerar Encarnacion, Albert Guaimaro, and Michael Donadio. Encarnacion continues his tear of New York-Penn League pitchers, going 2-4 in Monday’s contest. Encarnacion came into the game batting .462, which was good for third in the NYPL. After Monday evening’s contest, that average improved by nine points to .471.
West Virginia would answer back with two runs of their own in the top of the second, but Batavia quickly responded with another three runs to double their lead after two innings. Gerardo Nunez would steal second after bunting into a fielder’s choice. He would score on a throwing error on a Demetrius Sims’ infield single. Sims would end up on second base only to be driven in by a Ricardo Cespedes triple. Cespedes would be able to walk home after another extra-base hit from Encarnacion to put Batavia in front 6-2 after two innings. West Virginia would tack on two more in the top of the fifth.
After a pitching change that sent Michael Flynn out of the game with a poor stat line of 2.0 IP, 7H, and 6ER, Francis Del Orbe came on in relief and retired the first 8 Muckdogs he faced. Guaimaro reached on a dropped fly ball in shallow right field by the Black Bear second baseman Melvin Jimenez. He came hard out of the box to end up on third on the short fly ball. It didn’t matter where he ended up, because the next at-bat saw the first homerun of the season for Batavia. It came off the bat of Michael Donadio who hit a shot to deep left field that cleared the wall and gave Batavia the 8-4 lead. The Muckdogs would grab one more run in the sixth inning after Gerardo Nunez would steal second and third to put himself in position to score on a fielding error that landed Cespedes at second base. Batavia went into the seventh with a 9-4 lead.
The Black Bears would score two runs off of errors in the seventh to make the score 9-6.
The pitching staff for Batavia would rack up a total of 12 strikeouts in the ballgame. Starting pitcher RJ Peace would rack up five on his own, and Doug Domnarski would follow up with four of his own that included striking out the side in the sixth. Peace picks up his first win of the season to move to 1-0, and Chad Martin clinched the first save of the season for the Muckdogs.
Batavia and West Virginia meet two more times this series; Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:05 at Dwyer Stadium.
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Batavia 9, West Virginia 6
MLB National League
Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Philadelphia Phillies 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5 (10 INN)
Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs (PPD)
New York Mets 12, Colorado Rockies 2
Miami Marlins 5, San Francisco Giants 4
MLB American League
Cleveland Indians 6, Chicago White Sox 2
Houston Astros 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Texas Rangers 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Washington Nationals 5, New York Yankees 3 (Completion of suspended game from 5/15)
New York Yankees 4, Washington Nationals 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Los Angeles Angels 4
No Games Scheduled
7:05 p.m. – West Virginia at Batavia
MLB National League
1:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (G1)
7:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies
8:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (G2)
8:40 p.m. – New York Mets at Colorado Rockies
10:15 p.m. – Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants
MLB American League
7:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees
7:10 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians
8:10 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros
8:10 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins
8:15 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals
7:05 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals
7:07 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds
10:07 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels
10:10 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at San Diego Padres
7:00 p.m. – Chicago Sky at Washington Mystics
7:00 p.m. – Atlanta Dream at New York Liberty
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Wings at Minnesota Lynx
10:00 p.m. – Las Vegas Aces at Seattle Storm
10:30 p.m. – Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks
U.S. Open (at Southampton, NY)