(Photo: Brad Glazier)
The Wilmington Blue Rocks have now won three straight games as the team beat the Salem Red Sox 2-0 on Monday at Haley Toyota Field.
Two Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were left fielder Brewer Hicklen (1) and Cristian Perez (1).
Five Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Hicklen (1), first baseman Nick Pratto (1), third baseman Dennicher Carrasco (1), Perez (1) and second baseman Colby Schultz (2).
The Blue Rocks were one for five with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.
On the pitching side, the pitching staff was nothing but dominant in this game as the Rocks staff only allowed four hits from the Sox hitters.
Rocks starter Daniel Lynch did not hold anything back as he blazed his way through six innings with three hits,two walks, two strikeouts and earned the win (third of the season).
Holden Capps would come into the game to relieve Lynch which he would go two innings, one hit, one strikeout and earned the hold (fifth of the season).
Tyler Zuber would close it out for the pitching staff, as he went one inning, three strikeouts and earned the save ( seventh of the season).
Rocks Scores Two Runs Off Of Salem’s Errors
The first three innings of this game, neither lineup had anything going against the opposition pitcher as the scoreboard stood scoreless.
The drought of runs came to an end in the fourth inning, when the Blue Rocks scored one run which came from a Red Sox miscue.
The top of the fourth inning started with Brewer Hicklen hitting a line drive double to right field.
Two outs later, Red Sox pitcher Dylan Thompson would throw a wild pitch which allowed Hicklen to score to give Rocks a 1-0 lead.
In the fifth inning, the Rocks took advantage of another error from Salem to add one more run to their slim lead.
The Rocks run in the fifth inning came from a fielding error by Salem’s third baseman Garrett Benge which allowed Cristian Perez to score to extend his team’s lead to 2-0.
This would be the last time a run would hit the board which meant it was up to the Rocks pitching to seal the win.
Rocks starter Daniel Lynch would exit after six innings but he had a brilliant outing as he went with three hits,two walks, two strikeouts and earned the win.
Holden Capps would take the reins from Lynch which he continue the dominance, as he went two innings, one hit, one strikeout and earned the hold.
Tyler Zuber would come in the ninth to seal the 2-0 win which the Rocks closer did just that as he struck out all three Red Sox batters in the inning.
Zuber’s stats in the inning was three strikeouts and earned the save.
Rocks continue the series with Salem tomorrow at 7:05 pm ET.