It's been tough for Corey Myers to even crack the lineup
this season in
Lefty Mark Freed made his second start of the season, and of the last three years Tuesday night and is making a case to remain in the rotation. Tuesday Freed pitched five innings giving up just one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out six. In two starts this season Freed has pitched 10 innings and carries a 0.90 ERA. In 10 relief appearances he's pitched 19.1 innings and his ERA is 6.05.
Three relievers combined for four innings of scoreless
baseball, with Kevin Tolar earning the win to improve to 3-0. While is wasn't a
save situation Jason Bulger did pitch a hitless 9th for
Matt Kata made his first appearance in
Things are going from bad to worse for left handed starter
Matt Chico. The highly touted lefty had
given up three home runs in six starts coming into Tuesday night's game against
Dan Uggla started the game at third base, and moved to second in the sixth inning. He was 2 for 4 including an RBI double raising his season average to .345, not bad for a ‘super sub.'
In the 7th inning Jon Zeringue's season long slump was officially announced as dead. That was when Zeringue, who collected two hits for his third straight game, crushed a home run to deep right center field. He also doubled in the game and is hitting .371 in May.
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It took 12 innings and eight pitchers before the Lancaster JetHawks finally lost Tuesday. JetHawks starter Jon Castellanos was staked to a four run lead after the first inning but couldn't hold it, lasting only 4.2 innings before 12 hits and seven earned runs knocked him out of the game. Carlton Wells took the loss after giving up two runs on four hits in just one-third of an inning.
JetHawks pitchers gave up eight walks and three home runs in the game.
Chris Carter was locked in, going 3 for 4 with two walks, two home runs and a career high six RBI. Carter has five home runs and 26 RBI on the year, with three home runs and eight RBI in his last three games.
Miguel Montero was 2 for 5 on the evening, extending his hitting streak to six games. Montero is hitting .354 with a home run, four runs scored, and six RBI during the streak.
Jay Garthwaite started at third base for the third time in the last four games and picked up two doubles and three RBI in six at bats.
Ross Ohlendorf did not need 14 runs to win Tuesday night, but after suffering losses where he had given up three and one earlier in the season Ohlendorf seems to be taking matters into his own hands. He gave up just five hits and one run while walking two and striking out nine. In his last two starts Ohlendorf has given up one run in thirteen innings while striking out 19. Opponents are hitting just .152 off him in his last two outings.
Every Silverhawk in the lineup scored at least one run, and only catcher Orlando Mercado Jr. failed to get a hit. Six Silverhawks had multiple hit games including left fielder Travis Gulick and right fielder Carlos Gonzales, who both tallied three base knocks on the day.
Gulick had his best day of the season, going 3 for 5 with a double, triple, and two RBI.
After his 3 for 5, two RBI, two run performance Carlos Gonzales is hitting .368 in May after scratching out just a .218 average in April.
Center Fielder Jereme Milons got his sixth and seven doubles of the season, and scored his nineteenth and twentieth runs, while shortstop Alberto Gonzalez went 1 for 5, extending his hitting streak to seven games.