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Threshers Thrash Their Way to 6-2 Victory

July 16, 2018 - Florida State League (FSL) - Daytona Tortugas News Release

CLEARWATER, FL - The Clearwater Threshers sent nine to the plate during a five run bottom of the fifth inning in their 6-2 victory over the Daytona Tortugas Monday night at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The Tortugas have now lost four of their last five games.

Henri Lartigue got the night's scoring started when he hit a solo home run to left off of LHP Scott Moss with two outs in the bottom of the first.

Daytona tied the game in the top of the third. Michael Beltre hit a triple on the first pitch of the frame, then came in to score on a Randy Ventura single.

Clearwater broke the 1-1 tie with the five run fifth. Raul Rivas and Kevin Markham hit back-to-back one out singles before Moss retired Jose Gomez for the second out. Then, with a 3-0 count, Luke Wiliiams took him deep to left with a three-run homer to make it a 4-1 Thresher lead. Following a four-pitch walk to Lartigue, Jose Pujols got in on the home run derby with a two-run shot to left field to put his team up 6-1.

The Tortugas rounded out the scoring in the top of the eighth. Ventura reached on a one-out single, moved to second on a wild pitch, and came in to score on a Tyler Stephenson base hit to cut the deficit to 6-2.

RHP Alejandro Requena (2-2) took the win, striking out a season-high eight. He allowed just one run on five hits in six innings. Moss (10-3) was handed his first loss since may 17th, snapping his seven-start winning streak. He allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings, including three home runs.

The Tortugas will look to even up the series Tuesday night when RHP Rookie Davis gets the ball on rehab. The Big Leaguer will be opposed by RHP Felix Paulino (0-3, 3.36) for the Threshers.

First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7 PM, with coverage beginning at 6:50 PM with The Metcare Pregame Show on AM 1230, AM 1490, and FM 106.9 WSBB.

NOTES: The Tortugas fall to 0-28 when trailing after 8 innings... Daytona has dropped 7 of the first 11 meetings with Clearwater this season. The Tortugas are 20-39 all-time against Clearwater... LHP Scott Moss allowed 6 earned runs tonight. He had allowed 9 earned runs over his last 9 starts in total... Michael Beltre has 3 outfield assists over the last 4 games after not having one through his first 24 Tortuga games. Beltre finished 1-for-3 with a triple, his second in as many days. He is 10-for-17 since being moved to the lead-off spot, raising his average from .237 to .301 during that span... Taylor Trammell struck out four times for the first time in his career. He is 0-for-his-last-19 with Daytona... Tyler Stephenson finished 1-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to a season-best 8 games, one shy of his career high... Brantley Bell finished 0-for-4. He is 0-for-his-last-14 at the plate... Ibandel Isabel struck out 3 times tonight. He has struck out at least 3 times in 13 games with Daytona. 4 of those games have come against Clearwater, who have struck him out in 22 of 42 at-bats.

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