Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Charlotte Stone Crabs shut-out by Tampa Yankees

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Game: The Charlotte Stone Crabs were swept by the Tampa Yankees after being shut-out 7-0 on Wednesday night at Charlotte Sports Park. The Yankees posted their first run in the second inning as Seth Fortenberry led off with a triple to left. Luis Nunez followed with a sac fly to drive home Fortenberry and give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

The Yankees struck for two more in the third. Daniel Brewer and Matt Cusick got it going with back to back singles with both runners advancing into scoring position on a throwing error by Omar Luna. David Adams then drove home the first run of the inning with a sac fly to score Brewer. Damon Sublett drew a walk to put runners at first and second. Cusick and Sublett then pulled a double steal with Cusick later scoring on a wild pitch by Alex Cobb to put Tampa ahead 3-0.

The Yankees then got another run in the sixth off a sac fly by Walter Ibarra to score Luis Nunez. The Tampa offense kept producing into the seventh inning as they struck for three more runs. An RBI triple by Damon Sublett to score David Adams produced the first run of the inning. Then Sublett scored on a wild pitch by Kevin Boggan for the second run. The third run came off an RBI single by Jose Gil to put the Yankees ahead 7-0, a lead they held to the end.

Alex Cobb was tagged for 4 runs of hits while striking out 4 and walking 4 in 5 2/3 innings while being charged with the loss. Kevin Boggan pitched 2 1/3 innings and surrendered 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 1. Shawn Williams switched from first base to the mound and pitched the ninth inning, allowing no runs on 2 hits and striking out 1 in his second appearance as a pitcher this season. David Phelps was the wining pitcher for Tampa.

What Went Right: Drew Anderson; the only player on the Stone Crabs to record multiple hits by going 2 for 4 with a double.

What Went Wrong: The Offense; unable to produce, only 3 hits on the night in the shut-out.

A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs hit the road and head to Daytona for a four game series against the Daytona Cubs (15-16). Jack McGee (0-1) is scheduled to start for the Stone Crabs.

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