Comeback Falls Short, 4-3, in 10 Innings
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A 9th-inning run by the BlueClaws sent the game to extra innings, but a run in the top of the 10th by Greensboro snapped the BlueClaws winning streak at three games with a 4-3 defeat.
In the top of the 10th inning the Grasshoppers had Terrance Dayleg at second base with one out and catcher Wilfredo Giminez at the plate. Giminez hit a routine fly ball to center field that Gauntlett Eldemire had bounce off the palm of his glove. One batter later Austin Barnes singled home the game-winning run for Greensboro which improves their record to 8-5 on the season.
Starting pitcher Mike Nesseth only pitched two innings before being relieved by Bryan Morgado. Nesseth struggled to find his control as he allowed two runs and walked five batters in three innings for the no-decision.
Morgado, Kenny Giles and Gabriel Arias combined for eight innings of one-run baseball with the only run off of them unearned. Despite the tremendous effort out of the bullpen for Lakewood, the offense couldn't come through with enough runs to complete the comeback after falling behind early.
With the loss, the BlueClaws lose for just the second time in six games at home and they have their record on the season drop under .500 to 6-7.
The BlueClaws complete the three-game series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday morning at FirstEnergy Park. In the final game of a seven-game homestand, Lakewood's Ethan Stewart (0-1, 1.59 ERA) will battle Greensboro's Josh Hodges (1-0, 2.79 ERA). Gates for Wednesday's midweek matinee open at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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