Goldeyes Bounce Back against Dogs
WINNIPEG, MB - The Winnipeg Goldeyes (48-37) beat the Chicago Dogs 10-2 at Shaw Park on Saturday evening.
In the bottom of the second, Kyle Martin tripled to centre with one out. After Dominic Ficociello and Adrian Marin walked, the Dogs forced out Martin at home on a groundball to second base. With the bases loaded and two outs, Kevin Garcia ripped a three-run double to left-centre that gave the Goldeyes a 3-0 lead.
"One of the better games we've played in a while," said Goldeyes' manager Rick Forney. "Guys have a lot of confidence when Mitch is on the mound for us. He's had a hell of a year. Hard pressed to think there is a guy in the league having a better season. He's consistent and gives you a great chance to win. Bullpen was fantastic. Offence came through."
Wes Darvill led off the third with a line drive single to centre. Darvill stole second and took third on a groundball to first from Reggie Abercrombie. With the infield in, Willy Garcia hit a groundball to shortstop that plated Darvill.
Gustavo Pierre hit a two-run double in the top of the fifth to pull the Dogs (49-35) within 4-2.
The Goldeyes broke the game open with a six-run bottom of the eighth. Tyler Marincov led off with a single to centre and took third when Darvill hit a ground rule double to right-centre. After Abercrombie reached on a dropped third strike that loaded the bases, Willy Garcia lined a two-run double into the right field corner. Martin came back from an 0-2 count to walk, which re-loaded the bases. Harrison Smith relieved Luke Wilkins, and the Goldeyes made it 7-2 when Ficociello drew an 11-pitch walk. Two batters later, Alex Perez lined a single to centre that scored Garcia and Martin. Ficociello advanced to third and then scored on an errant relay throw.
Mitchell Lambson (12-2) started for the Goldeyes and picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits over seven innings. Lambson walked five and struck out seven.
Austin Wright (5-7) started for the Dogs and took the loss, allowing four earned runs on five hits in seven innings. Wright walked two and struck out seven.
Cameron McVey and Victor Capellan each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Lambson.
The Goldeyes open a two-game series against the St. Paul Saints late Sunday afternoon at Shaw Park. Parker French (5-4, 5.52) faces right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (6-3, 3.67). First pitch is at 4:05 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes' office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes' official website at www.goldeyes.com.
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