Nothing Spotty About Saints 8-1 Victory Over GoldeyesST. PAUL, MN June 15, 2015
NOTHING SPOTTY ABOUT SAINTS 8-1 VICTORY OVER GOLDEYES
WINNIPEG, MB (June 15, 2015) – Apparently the amazing starting pitching for the St. Paul Saints carries over to spot starters as well. With reliever Drew Gay getting his first start of the season in place of Pedro Hernandez the Saints won their fourth straight defeating the Winnipeg Goldeyes 8-1 on Monday night at Shaw Park to improve to an incredible 21-3 on the season.
Gay, who made eight starts a year ago in 22 appearances, is no stranger in being called upon in situations like Monday night. He was strong in the role, allowing a lone run in the second inning on a leadoff double to Nic Jackson and a two-out RBI double from Adam Heisler. Gay would go 5.0 plus innings allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out two. His offense and bullpen did the rest.
With the Saints allowing the first run of the game for just the eighth time this season, the offense rattled off the final eight runs of the game. In the third Anthony Phillips and Alonzo Harris walked with one out. Mitch Elliott loaded the bases with an infield single. Willie Argo roped a two-run single to left-center giving the Saints a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth Vinny DiFazio made it 3-1 with a solo homer to left-center, his fourth of the season and second in as many games.
In the fifth the Saints tacked on three more runs when Harris led off with a single. He was sacrificed to second and scored on an Argo double to make it 4-1. Argo finished the night 3-5 with a double, three RBI and a run scored. An intentional walk to Ian Gac and a wild pitch moved runners to second and third. Angelo Songco brought home a run with a groundout and DiFazio followed with an RBI infield single to make it 6-1. DiFazio finished the night 3-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.
The Saints finished their scoring when Songco hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his fourth of the season, He finished the night 2-5 with a double, home run, three RBI and a run scored.
The Saints bullpen was tremendous as Mikey Mehlich tossed 2.2 hitless innings, Alex Sogard got the lone man he faced with a strikeout and Mike Zouzalik tossed a hitless ninth.
The same two teams meet in game two of the three game series on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Shaw Park. The Saints send RHP Dustin Crenshaw (4-1, 1.50) to the mound against Goldeyes LHP Nick Hernandez (2-1, 1.39). The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB.