Brett Cecil made his first start after his promotion and did well. He shut out the padres through six innings but faded in the seventh to give up three runs on four hits. On the positive side Cecil didn't walk anyone and he recorded six K's. Reportedly his fastball was sitting at 88mph. Pitchers in Las Vegas do allow a lot of hits so one can look at the eleven hits and say that is a lot, or you could say that is OK for Vegas, it is up to interpretation. But only two of the hits were doubles, the rest were singles and that is a good sign. Jesse Chavez is the scheduled starter today for the 51's. It looks like it could be between he and Cecil for Morrow's spot. Clint Everts relieved Cecil and did not allow a hit in 2.1 innings.
Travis d'Arnaud had another great night, he was 4-5 with a double and a home run, he picked a runner off second, and he completed an out at home on a throw from Anthony Gose. Gose had a good night too, 3 hits, a walk, the assist at home, and a double but he did get picked off once on the bases. Adam Lind chipped in two hits with a home run and added a walk, Moises Sierra had two hits, a home run and two walks.
Lind is hitting .419 with an OPS of 1176. d'Arnaud is hitting .343 and after a slow start his OPS in both May and June is over 1100.
Deck McGuire has another Decky start, he went five innings, gave up eight hits and two walks, a WHIP of 2.0. And that all added to three runs. One of the runs came on a home run and one on a double. Matt Wright was outstanding in relief, 3 IP, 5 K's.
The Fisher Cats scored a run in the third on a Mike McDade double but trailed 3-1 headed to the ninth. Brian Van Kirk walked and Kenan Bailli doubled him home. Tying run on second. But a fly out and a base running mistake by Bailli led to a double play and the threat was gone.
The Fishers had six hits, three hitters had two each, McDade, Bailli, and Ryan Goins.
It was an ugly affair for Dunedin on Tuesday. Casey Lawrence couldn't get out of the third inning. He gave up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits, in 2.2 innings. Shawn Griffith coughed up an ugly three runs in the eighth inning, thanks in part to four walks.
Dunedin's three runs were all unearned. Marcus Knecht tripled and scored in the second inning after having a foul pop dropped. Knecht also doubled in a run in the sixth and scored on a ground out.
Kevin Nolan and Knecht had two hits each. Travis Snider was 1-5.
Jesse Hernandez held Fort Wayne hitless through seven innings, But the lead off hitter in the eighth reached on an infield single to end the no hitter. Hernandez got the next out and then a double play to complete an eight inning one-hitter. The only run scored in the first inning, the lead-off hitter walked, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly.
Lansing out hit Fort Mayne by a factor of three, 3-1. Chris Hawkins had two hits and Carlos Perez one.
3rd star: Brett Cecil
2nd star: Travis d'Arnaud
1st star: Jesse Hernandez