I listened to tonight’s game on and off between a trip to the grocery store and Blockbuster. I turned the radio off when the Pig’s were down 7 to 3 and turned it back on to hear the call of Andy Tracy’s grand slam thinking the game was tied. I missed a few runs and the blast by Tracy only put the Pigs within 3. Yikes. The Pigs pitchers came into tonight’s game 2nd in the league in ERA and although someone (not naming names #1) had another error, all the runs were earned.
The most runs they’ve scored in a while.. they still lost 7 to 11.
It looks like Tracy’s shoulder is feeling better, either that or he is toughing out the pain. He went 3 for 5 last night and 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and an Ironpig team record 6 RBI in tonight’s game. All Star voting begins next week and let’s hope his recovery numbers help him return to the International League lineup.
Carlos Carrasco (Columbus, former Ironpig) went 7 innings allowing 11 hits and 7 runs (6 earned). He struck out 7, walked 2 and allowed 3 home runs. Carrasco had not had a win in his last 4 starts.
Brandon Duckworth was listed by Baseball America this morning as the highest strikeout per batter faced percentage and he lasted only 3 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. With 38 strikes in 68 pitches.. he seemed to have some control problems today.
Ehren Wasserman got slammed again. He had a few good stints but lasted 2.1 innings allowing 5 runs on 4 hits.
Cody Ransom also had 3 hits tonight.