The Charlotte Stone Crabs battled back from a three run deficit to defeat the Clearwater Threshers 4-3 on Saturday night at Charlotte Sports Park.
Henry Wrigley was the hero of the night, bashing two home runs and being responsible for three of the Stone Crabs runs of the game.
Clearwater broke the scoreless tie in the third inning. Nick Barnese gave up back to back singled to Anthony Gose and Tim Kennelly before the three run homer by Harold Garcia to put the Threshers ahead 3-0.
The Stone Crabs began their comeback in the fifth inning. With Stephen Vogt on first, Wrigley struck his first home run of the evening. The two run blast brought the Stone Crabs within one, 3-2.
The Stone Crabs then took the lead in the seventh inning. Wrigley tied the game with a solo home run to left field. Jake Jefferies followed by drawing a walk then later scoring on an RBI double by Greg Sexton. The Charlotte bullpen kept the Threshers off the board for the remainder of the game to give the Stone Crabs a 4-3 win.
Despite the hiccup of the third inning Nick Barnese delivered a quality start, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk in 6 innings. Neil Schenk earned the win, improving to 2-0 with a perfect seventh inning. Zach Quate walked away with his eighth save of the year, throwing two shut-out innings allowing only 1 hit while striking out 3.
The Stone Crabs return to action on Sunday against the Threshers in the second game of the series. Joseph Cruz (3-4, 4.64) is scheduled to start for Charlotte versus JC Ramirez (3-2, 4.90) for Clearwater.
How many is that for Wrigley now ? I have been seeing his name pop up in almost every post !ReplyDelete
The 2 last night bring him to 11 on the season.ReplyDelete
Another hot bat is Stephen Vogt. He went 1-for-4 with a run scored last night and has now hit safely in 22-of-his-last-24 games with a .385 batting average (35-for-91) on the season.
When will Wrigley be promoted?ReplyDelete
Between Sweeney and Anderson, 1B for Montgomery seems filled. Which is a shame, because Wrigley at least deserves a shot at AA.ReplyDelete
In my opinion he should have already been promoted. Wrigley has out performed any of the promotions already this season. Another five RBI's and a home run last night makes him the league leader in HR's and second in RBI's. Although selfishly I would like to keep his bat in the Charlotte lineup, its time to move him up the ladder and give the boy a shot.ReplyDelete
Whoa~between Sweeney and Anderson at 1B~what happened to MATT FIELDS? Please don't tell me that Anderson is going to bounce him out of the position he's had in the Rays organization all these years. And, where would Fields go? Phantom? DH? back to Port Charlotte? Trade? Release? Not too crazy about this...By the way, I do agree, that Wrigley deserves a chance at AA.ReplyDelete
Forgot to mention that I'd also hate to see Sweeney take over Fields' place at 1B. Tough call as to whether Fields or Wrigley should play 1B.But Wrigley's played several positions, so maybe he wouldn't even have to play 1B. Personally, I like when they move "our" guys up through the system and not just grab someone and move him up, before even proving what he can do.ReplyDelete