Tuesday, June 7, 2011

6/7/11: Sharks v. Road Warriors

Pitchers duel turned blowout turned narrow escape. That's the best way to describe the Sharks 9-6 win Tuesday over the Road Warriors.

The offense was sparse for both teams until the 6th, when Pedro Feliz started a Sharks rally that led to 7 runs on 8 hits.

And starter Carlos Vasquez cruised through 7 innings, giving up only 1 run on 6 hits, striking out 7 Road Warriors. Then the bullpen took over. Ryan McKellar achieved the seemingly impossible, an ERA of infinity, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and getting exactly 0 outs.

The Warriors scored 4 runs in the 8th to cut the lead to three, but that's as close as they could get (in 9 innings, you got the feeling that they would've won had they not run out of outs) as John Bale replaced McKellar and got Carlos Sosa looking for the final out.

The Good: Pete Happy has apparently found his groove, going 4 for 5 with an RBI and run scored...Carlos Vasquez went deeper than any starter for the Sharks this season and really looked lights out...Ruddy Yan hustled for a bunt single in the 3rd that saw him sliding headfirst into first base, also crushed a 2 run double in the 6th...Toby Hall was credited with a stolen base after a botched no throw from Warriors catcher Josh Johnson.

The Bad: Ryan McKellar. That is all.

The Ugly: Warriors CF Jonel Pacheco goes 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts.

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