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Kibler Strong But 'Wolves Fall

April 13, 2010 - Eastern League (EL1) - Erie SeaWolves News Release


The SeaWolves offensive woes continued on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium as they were shut out by the Binghamton Mets, 2-0. The loss drops the Howlers to 0-6 on the season.

Erie lefty Jon Kibler put together another solid performance in a losing effort. Kibler started the game with four shutout innings. In the bottom of the fifth, Jose Coronado doubled with one out and came home to score on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis base hit for a 1-0 Binghamton lead. Kibler would then get out of a bases loaded jam after walking two with two outs to keep it a one-run game.

Kibler would come out to work the sixth and shut down the side in order with a pair of strikeouts ending his day going six strong, allowing a run on seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Binghamton would add a run in the eighth against the Erie bullpen. Lefty Jay Voss began the inning facing Coronado. Coronado sent a fly ball to center that went off the glove of Wilkin Ramirez. Following the error, Coronado would steal second. Voss struck out Nieuwenhuis for the first out of the inning. Erie would turn to the bullpen again bringing in Luis Marte. Marte induced a fly ball off the bat of Luis Hernandez for the second out. After walking Nick Evans, Lucas Duda doubled home Coronado for a 2-0 lead.

While the Binghamton starter Eric Niesen struggled going 4.2 innings, allowing two hits, one hit batter and five walks but the 'Wolves could not take advantage. The Mets bullpen worked the final 4.1 innings of the game allowing just two baserunners. John Lujan picked up his first save working a perfect 1.1 innings.

The 'Wolves were limited to just three hits for the second straight night and the club stranded 10 on base, four in scoring position.

Kibler (0-2) has allowed just two earned runs over his first 11.0 innings pitched but has been on the wrong end of two shutouts.

The 0-6 start continues what is the worst start in club history.

Erie will again look for its first win on Wednesday night in the final game of the road trip in Binghamton...6:35 First Pitch. Righty L.J. Gagnier, who tossed five shutout innings in his first start, takes the mound for the 'Wolves.


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