Last night's matchup featured 17-25 Greenville against 14-26 Jersey Shore Blue Claws live from Lakewood. Both teams came in desperate looking for a win with the season struggles so far. The stadium was full tonight, fans getting ready, all kids pumped up and enjoy a baseball game. The Blue Claws fell short tonight 7-3 against Greenville, as they scored all three of their runs in the ninth inning. They will look to bounce back tomorrow at home with the top Phillies pitching prospect Mick Abel on the mound.
Blue Claws Struggled on Defense
The defense made three errors tonight, which led to some runs for Greenville. The Blue Claws made some sloppy throws that got away from them. Their miscues allowed Greenville to put runs on the board and extend innings. The defense got a lot better as the game went on, but it still wasn't enough. They need to limit their mistakes on defense to help their pitchers out during the
Blue Claws' Offense Was Shutout till The Ninth
They couldn't get anything going against Greenville's starting pitcher Shane Drohan. He was locked in from the beginning, as he allowed two hits, two walks and six strikeouts in five innings. The Blue Claws had trouble seeing his pitches as Drohan had a great game plan going in on how to attack the hitters. He was pulled from the game with an injury.
The Greenville bullpen started with Austin Lambright, who pitched one inning and striked out two. Robert Kwiatkowski had similar success to Lambright as he also went one inning and had two strikeouts. Cody Scroggins went one inning, allowing a walk and a strikeout. The Blue Claws was able to score three runs late against Ryan Fernandez who allowed four hits, three runs and three strikeouts in his inning of work.
Blue Claws Starting Pitcher Cristian Hernandez Did Not Have Any Command Tonight
Hernandez had a short outing as he only went 4.2 innings. He allowed seven hits, six runs (four earned), one walk, three strikeouts and a home run. The bullpen did a great job helping Hernandez out and trying to keep the offense in the game. Hernandez will be looking to bounce back in his next start for the Blue Claws as his ERA jumped to 6.83 on the season.
Baron Radcliff, Ethan Wilson and Rixon Wingrove are some names to watch out for with Jersey Shore Blue Claws. Wingrove had a home run and three runs batted in last night.