Jason Adam does well, but Class AA Northwest Arkansas bullpen implodes
06/25/2014 11:25 PM
06/25/2014 11:25 PM
There were some very, very bad statistics Wednesday night for Class AA Northwest Arkansas and one really good one.
The Naturals lost 8-0 at Midland. That’s bad.
But starter Jason Adam allowed just one run on three hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked three. While Adam’s record fell to 2-7, he has a 2.81 ERA with 29 strikeouts and five walks in his last four starts. That’s good.
However, the RockHounds scored seven runs in the eighth inning against Ali Williams, Noel Arguelles and Matthew Murray. Third baseman Hunter Dozier made two errors in the inning that led to six unearned runs. That’s bad.
The Naturals collected 10 hits, including two doubles, and walked twice. That’s good.
But they were one for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base. That’s bad.
In an 8-0 loss, there’s no much to laugh about, so here’s a Simpsons’ clip that fits the bill:
**It was a roller coaster ride for Class A-Advanced Wilmington as the Blue Rocks scored three in the first, allowed seven in the second, rallied to tie it 7-7 in the fifth inning and eventually lost 11-7 to Lynchburg. The Blue Rocks hit four homers giving them seven in their last two games. DH Michael Antonio was four for four with three doubles and a home run. Third baseman Jared Schlehuber and left fielder Cody Stubbs also hit a home run. However, Luis Santos allowed seven runs on nine hits in two innings. Reliever Yender Caramo, 2-5, gave up four runs (two earned) in three innings.
**First baseman Ryan O’Hearn had two hits and an RBI, but Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls lost 4-1 at Orem. Chukars starter Mike Jeffreys allowed three runs in five innings.
**Niklas Stephenson pitched five shutout innings, but the Rookie-Burlington bullpen fell to pieces in an 8-0 loss to Elizabethton.
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