When was the last time the No. 7 and No. 8 batters in the lineup drove-in all nine runs for its team in a game? I have never seen a box score when this has happened in my many long years of playing and watching baseball.
It was a strange game. The Clearwater Threshers fell behind the Daytona Tortugas 3-0 after an inning and a half. Then the rains came. The game was delay for an hour and 30 minutes and eventually ended close to midnight with a 9-4 Threshers win.
All nine Threshers runs were driven-in by their No. 7 hitter, Abrahan Gutierrez, and No. 8 hitter, Nicholas Torres. Coming into the game, only Gutierrez had hit a home run all season. Last night he hit a three-run homer and singled in another run. Torres also hit a three run homer for his first homer of the season, walked with the bases loaded and singled in another run for 5 RBIs on the night.
Also, it was odd that the Threshers top two batters in the lineup who normally would be expected to set the table, Yhoswar Garcia and Johan Rojas, went 1 for 10 with only one run scored. On the other hand, the team’s top home run and RBI hitter Rixon Wingrove had no homers or RBIs but went 2 for 4 with a walk and led the team with three runs scored as he set the table for Gutierrez and Torres farther down in the lineup.
A box score like the one last night is why we keep going to the games. It showed you are likely see something you never saw before.