May 5, 2017 - Florida State League (FSL) - Daytona Tortugas
FORT MYERS, FL - RHP Jesus Reyes tossed a career best 7 2/3 shut out innings, as the Tortugas blanked the Fort Myers Miracle, 7-0, Thursday at CenturyLink Sports Complex.
Reyes (3-0) posted his third start of at least seven frames, allowing six hits, no walks, and striking out two Miracle hitters. RHP Sandy Lugo permitted just one hit over the last 1 1/3 innings.
The offense got going in the fourth. Reydel Medina doubled and then promptly scored on a Chadwick Tromp RBI single to left. Chris Okey would single home Tromp and Narciso Crook to notch his first RBIs of the year, putting Daytona in the lead, 3-0, after four frames.
The aforementioned Crook slammed a two-run bomb, his fourth of the year, to left in the sixth inning off of Miracle starter RHP Keaton Steele to extend the lead, 5-0. The home run traveled out of the stadium.
The Tortugas tallied two more insurance runs in the ninth. After a Mitch Piatnik single and Blake Butler double, Gavin LaValley brought home Piatnik with a run-scoring single. Butler would come in later in the stanza on an infield single off the bat of Tromp.
Steele (1-4) yielded nine hits and five earned runs over six innings of work to drop to 0-3 against Daytona in his career.
The Tortugas come home for the start of a six-game homestand against the Jupiter Hammerheads on Cinco de Mayo. The pitching matchup features LHP Ty Boyles (1-2, 4.76) and Jupiter LHP Ben Holmes (0-2, 4.79). Daytona will sport specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Early Happy Hour, and margarita and taco specials, will also be provided to fans. First pitch will be at for 7:05 PM with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50 PM on AM 1230 and AM 1490 WSBB.