Jackets Finish off Series with 5-0 Shutout
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC: The Augusta GreenJackets (65-55, 29-23) defeated the Greenville Drive (51-70, 19-32) by a final score of 5-0 on Wednesday evening. The win for the Jackets gets them a series victory, and it is their 6th shutout of the year. They will stay, at the very least, tied for 1st place with the Asheville Tourists in the 2nd half standings.
In the 4th inning, the Jackets got the games first runs. It was Franklin Labour with a blooper into right field to score a run and put the Jackets on the board. Then it was Simon Whiteman driving in two runs in the same inning on a single, and the lead was extended to 3-0.
In the 6th inning, Logan Wyatt came to the plate with Frankie Tostado on 1st base. Wyatt hit a two-run home run to right field, his 1st as a GreenJacket. The long-ball gave the Jackets a 5-0 advantage. On the mound for the GreenJackets, Adam Oller was dealing.
Oller ends his night after seven-innings and he did not allow a run. The seven-frames were a career high for the right-hander. JJ Santa Cruz took the baseall after Oller, and he went the final two-innings to secure the win for Augusta.
Player of the Game: Logan Wyatt, 2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
It was the first home run of his Jackets career in the 5th inning, and the 3rd of his professional career. He finishes the evening with two-RBI's, and two runs scored, to help the Jackets take the series from Greenville.
Tomorrow's Game: 7:05 PM vs Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox), SRP Park, North Augusta, South Carolina
Pitching Matchup: (GBO) RHP Noe Toribio (2-1, 3.18 ERA) vs (AUG) RHP Kai-Wei Teng (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
Kai-Wei Teng will take the mound for the GreenJackets in the series opener in Greensboro on Thursday night. Teng was traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Minnesota Twins organization on July 31st. He was sent along with two other Twins prospects for relief pitcher Sam Dyson. In Teng's 1st outing as a GreenJacket on August 10th against the Rome Braves, he went four-innings, and he allowed five runs, but only three runs were earned. Teng was having a great year in the Single-A Midwest League with the Twins before the trade. He was 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA in nine appearances and eight starts. The Twins signed him as an International Free Agent in October of 2017 from Taichung, Taiwan.
The 19-year old Noe Toribio will make the start for the Grasshoppers on Wednesday. Toribio has not seen the GreenJackets this year, and he has only made three starts since joining the team on July 26th. He started the season in the Class-A "Short Season" New York Penn League. With the West Virginia Black Bears, Toribio had a 2-1 record and a 2.40 ERA over 30-innings of work. In his 1st SAL start on July 29th against the Kannapolis Intimidators, he went six-innings but allowed four runs, and he surrendered three home runs. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Santiago, Dominican Republic in 2016 as an International Free Agent
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