Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mathes, At First Unhittable, Quickly Becomes Very, VERY Hittable

Early on, J.R. Mathes was cruising. He retired the Bluefish lineup in order through the first three innings, and looked to be well on his way to his 6th win of the 2011 season.

But in the top of the 4th, Mathes suddenly found himself unable to get ANYONE out. The Bluefish batted around, eventually scoring 7 runs on 8 hits before Von Hayes made the call to the bullpen, bringing on reliever Mumba Rivera to close out the inning.

Bridgeport made it 8-0 in the fifth when left fielder Steve Moss blasted his 15th home run of the season over the centerfield wall.

The Sharks only offense came in the bottom of the 7th when centerfielder Jonel Pacheco hit a 3 run shot that also scored Shea Harris and Danny Richar.

The Bluefish added one more in the 8th when first baseman Wes Bankston's double scored Felix Molina, making it 9-3.

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