Limited Offense and Too Many Walks Send the Threshers Down to Defeat

It looked like another Threshers win last night as they jumped out to quick 2-0 lead but Tampa Tarpons put up a quick three spot in the third inning and that was it!  The Threshers went on to a 5-2 loss.

They quit hitting after the first two innings and their pitching gave up eight walks.  Three of the Tarpon batters who walked, scored to provide the difference in the game.

Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak got things started with his fourth straight double. Watch HERE.  He had doubled in his last three at bats in Wednesday night’s 4-2 win over the Tarpons.

Jose Pujols

Hot hitting Jose Pujols then doubled Moniak in for a quick 1-0 lead and we thought another good game was on tap. Watch HERE.  Pujols hit two doubles in Wednesday’s game.

A RBI single by Raul Rivas  gave the Threshers a 2-0 lead after two innings, Watch HERE.

McKenzie Mills

Two walks by Threshers starter McKenzie Mills to open the third quickly set up a three-run inning by the Tarpons.  The game was essentially over from there.

The  Threshers would get no more runs and only one other hit in the ninth.  In the six innings innings in between, the Threshers went down in order.

Lefty Mills struggled with control as he walked five in five innings. He just could not hit the outside corner of the plate enough to left-handed batters. When is is able to hit the outside corner, he can be quite effective. In the following video, he does, much to the chagrin of the left-handed hitter in this strikeout, watch HERE.  He has won only one game in 15 starts this season with an ERA of only 3.84.

Reliever Grant Dyer came on in the top of the eight and walked a batter to set up a two-run homer.  Dyer raised his ERA over his the last ten games to 11.37.

The only good thing is that we left after eight innings to beat the traffic from the listed crowd of 1,518.




About Baseball Ross

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