C-Cap Recap - At Lietz A Victory
Wednesday, June 22 2016 @ 08:02 PM EDT
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
The Canadians evened up their series with Everett with their first home victory of 2016.
C's starter Luis Sanchez set the tone early with a 1-2-3 inning in the first.
Cavan Biggio lines the second pitch of the game up the middle for his first professional base hit.
It looks like Jesus Severino was about to trip over himself but he laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Biggio to second.
Deiferson Barreto takes one for the team in the second inning.
C's manager John Tamargo Jr. gives the stop sign to D.J. McKnight at third after a Jacob Anderson single to left loaded the bases.
Rodrigo Orozco takes a pitch upstairs for ball four.
That walk brought in D.J. McKnight, who points skyward after scoring Vancouver's first run at home in 2016. It was McKnight's leadoff single that set the spark for a four-run second inning.
Everett left fielder Austin Grebeck - son of former Blue Jay Craig Grebeck - tracks down a deep fly ball from Jacob Anderson to end the third inning.
Cavan Biggio slides home safely in the fourth inning after an RBI single by Yeltsin Gudino to make it 5-3 Vancouver.
J.B. Woodman grounds a single up the gut to score Cavan Biggio in the seventh inning. That turned out to be the winning run in Vancouver's 6-5 victory over Everett.
Luis Sanchez had a fastball that registered 90-93 miles per hour with offspeed offerings in the low 80's. He did a nice job fielding his position by snaring a comeback to end the first and he flawlessly handled a sacrifice bunt and another tapper back to the mound to help limit the damage of a three-run fourth inning by Everett.
Winning pitcher Dan Lietz reached 92 on the gun and was able to go into damage control by stranding runners at second and third with a three-pitch strikeout to end the sixth.
Evan Smith took care of business in the seventh and left with one out, one on in the eighth. Jackson Lowery, who clocked in at 90-92 miles per hour with his heater, allowed Smith's run to score in the eighth but he whiffed four to get the final five outs for the save.
Javier Hernandez got some exercise behind the plate as he had to chase down four wild pitches and a passed ball. However, he picked off Austin Grebeck at second base to help Lietz get out of the fifth. If Hernandez wasn't feeling beat up enough behind the plate, he was also hit by a pitch in the eighth.
Cavan Biggio enjoyed a 4-for-4 night at the plate and none of his two singles or two doubles were cheap. He made solid contact and used an all-fields approach with a double to left and right and singles to center and right.
Monty the Inflatable Mountie was a no-show for a second straight night. He will be missed.
Justin Maese gets the call on the mound tonight for Vancouver in the rubber match of their three-game series with Everett. Dalton Rodriguez and Juliandry Higuera will pitch the first two games of their series against Hillsboro Thursday and Friday to open up a five-game set. Tonight and tomorrow's games are 7:05 starts. Friday's game goes at 1:05.