Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sara-Reds slip past Miracle

baseball,Fort Myers Miracle

Fort Myers 1 at Sarasota 2

Record: 9 - 7

W: J. Smith (3-1, 1.42); L: C. Devries (1-2, 6.00); SV: S. Watson (3)
HR: None.

The Sarasota Reds took a slim lead in the bottom of the second inning and hung onto it through nine to pick up a win over the Fort Myers Miracle.

Despite pounding out ten hit, the Miracle could only convert for one run with Brian Dinkelman, Rene Tosoni and Juan Portes all singling in the top of the 3rd. Portes fly to left field would score Dinkelman.

Justin Turner singled on a line drive in the first and came home on a Chris Valaika double. Valaika would be taken out at 3rd on the play as he tried to stretch it for a triple.

Drew Stubbs double in the bottom of the second and Justin Laowsma would be hit by a pitch to put runners on base. The pair then worked a double steal with Anthony Gressick at the plate. Gressick would then hit a sac-fly to bring in Stubbs for what would prove to be the game winning run.

Cole Devries suffered the loss, allowing both runs on six hits and 1 walk while striking out 6 over 5 innings worth of work. Tim Lahey, newly added to the roster, and Danny Graves finished off the contest.

Dinkleman and Portes were both 3-for-4 in the contest.

The Miracle return home to take on the Lakeland Flying Tigers Sunday for a special 5:05 PM start. Jeff Manship (2-0, 4.50) will make the start for Fort Myers. The Tigers are expected to counter with lefty Duane Below (1-1, 4.92).

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Danny Berg was placed on the seven-day DL retroactive to last Thursday with an undisclosed injury. Lahey was required by the Twins after he was taken in December in the Rule 5 draft by the Phillies. He was designated for assignment and the Twins purchased his contract back. He was added to the Miracle roster from extended spring training.

In Single-A low, four runs in the last three innings helped the Timber Rattlers claim game two of the three-game series, 5-3. Beloit's Spencer Steedley picked up the loss allowing two runs off three hits. Joe Benson was 2-for-3 for the Snappers with 2 walk and 2 runs. Sean Singleton and Garrett Olsen were both 2-for-4, Singleton with a run and 2 RBIs and Olson with 1 RBI. Catcher Danny Lehmann was 3-for-3 with a double.

In Double-A play, Trenton downed the Rock Cats 5-3 in New Britain. Luke Hughes hit his 2nd home run of the season for the Cats, going 3-for-5 at the plate with 2 runs and 1 RBI. Brock Peterson was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run. Dustin Martin and David Winfree each had a hit a piece in the game.

Yohan Pino allowed 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 in five innings worth of work, but took a no-decision in the game. Ben Julianel suffered the loss in the 11th inning with 2-unearned runs on 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out one over 2 innings.

The Rochester Red Wings also lost to a Yankees' farm team, being shut out by the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees 1-0. Rochester managed only 3 hits and 1 wlak in the contest. Brian Duensing suffered the loss, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 over 5.2 innings.

Check out the Rock Cats report on for a look former Miracle Anthony Swarzak, plus stroll through of the Miracle roster, which speculates that Deolis Guerra will be called up to New Britain once the Twins deem Swarzak ready for Triple A play.

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