The Thunder are hitting
.083 (3-for-36) with runners in scoring position since the All-Star Break.
Additionally, the Thunder left 15 runners on base on Saturday night, including
10 in scoring position. The Thunder have left 32 runners on base in their first
three games back since the break. Henn didn't blame his teammates for the
loss though, saying anytime he leaves the mound in line for the loss that it's
his fault the team loses.
Ron Johnson, manager of the
Portland Sea Dogs, said that he thought it was a good "four hit, four run
W." He went on to say that it was good "developmental game" in
that it exposed Abe Alvarez to situations where he had to work out of innings
with runners on base. Johnson also talked about reliever Ryan Larson, who came
on behind Alvarez. He "hasn't pitched four innings all year, but where were
in a situation where he had to step up and he did." The longest Larson
pitched prior to this was two and two thirds. The Sea Dogs are hitting
.361 (13-for-36) with runners in scoring position.