The Game: The Charlotte Stone Crabs were unable to score a run against Fort Myers ace David Bromberg as they were shut out by the Fort Myers Miracle 7-0 on Friday night at Hammond Stadium. Both clubs had their ace on the mound but at the end of the night as Jeremy Hall and Bromberg went pitch for pitch throughout the first six innings of the game.
It wasn’t until the sixth inning when the scoreless tie was broken as the Miracle pushed across two runs. Estarlin De Los Santos led off the inning with a double to right and later scored on an RBI single by Chris Parmelee. Parmelee was erased from the base path as Rene Leveret grounded into a double play. Deibinson Romero then drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Joe Benson singled to move Romero to third. Evan Bigley followed with a single to left that scored Romero and gave the Miracle a 2-0 lead.
Fort Myers struck big in the bottom of the eighth as the scored five runs in the inning. Deibinson Romero led of the inning with a single to left followed by a single by Joe Benson. Evan Bigley then drew a walk to load the bases. Alexander Soto drove home the first run of the inning with a single to right that scored Romero. Ben Revere followed with a two run single to score Benson and Bigley. Soto then scored on a wild pitch by Kevin Boggan. Chris Parmelee then drove home the final run of the game with a double to left that gave the Miracle their 7-0 lead in which they held to the end.
Jeremy Hall was unable to record his fourteenth win and instead was charged with the loss, pitching 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 8 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1. Tommy Rafferty pitched 1 shut-out inning and allowed 1 hit and struck out 1. Ryan Morse only lasted a 1/3 of an innings and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits while striking out 1 and walking 1. Kevin Boggan pitched the final 2/3 inning and allowed a run on 2 hits with recording a strikeout. David Bromberg pitched a complete game shut-out in recording the victory for Fort Myers.
What Went Right: Jeremy Hall; despite being charged with the loss, Hall was sharp, striking out 5 and only giving up 2 runs on 8 hits…a win any other night when the opposing pitcher wasn’t throwing a 3 hit shut-out.
What Went Wrong: The Offense; 3 hits while striking out a total of 9 times. Ryan Morse; rough debut with the Stone Crabs giving up 4 runs in only 1/3 of an inning.
A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs return home to Charlotte Sports Park to kick off a six game homestand beginning with a three game series against the Palm Beach Cardinals on Saturday night.