Fort Myers 1 at Brevard County 2
W: T. Wendte (3-0, 4.91); L: M. Allen (0-1, 6.75)
It was old friends day at Spacecoast Stadium as Henry Reyes took the start against the Brevard County Manatee and Mike Allen took the loss. It also appears that the Twins have started to move players as Heath Totten was given his release today from AAA Rochester.
On the whole though, it was a pitcher's duel. It just involved a lot of different pitchers. Reyes worked 2.1 innings, allowing 1 hit and walking 4. Frank Mata took over for the next 3.2, allowing 3 hits and fanning 3. Jose Lugo worked 2, allowing 1 hit and striking out 4. Blair Erickson worked the next inning, striking out 2.
Meanwhile Brevard's Jeremy Jeffress pitched 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8.
Rob Delaney would be on the mound for the Miracle, and Casey Baron for the Milwaukee farm with the game still scoreless when the 10th inning rolled around.
Juan Portes and Danny Santiesteban hit back-to-back singles that got Portes all the way to 3rd. Yangervis Solarte then hit a sac-bunt, scoring Portes to give the Miracle a run.
Darren Ford would single off of Delaney and steal 2nd. With 2 outs on the board, Delaney intentionally walked Tyler Green. Charlie Fermaint's line drive scored Ford to tie up the game.
Edward Ovalle would reach on a fielding error in the 11th but the Miracle left him stranded.
Mike Allen would allow a single to Martin Muldanado and hit Brent Brewer with a pitch. A wild pitch put a runner on 3rd, but Darren Ford would fly out to end the inning.
Whit Robbins singled in the top of the 12th, but Wilson Ramos ground into a double play. In the bottom of the stanza, Lorenzo Cain would single, then steal 2nd. Following a fly out ot Jimmy Mojica, Charles Fermaint doubled off Allen to drive in Cain, ending the game.
Yancarlos Ortiz was 2-for-4 at the plate while Robbins was 2-for-5. Valencia was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and Ovalle was a one hit wonder through 5 at bats, with a pair of strike outs.
The two teams rematch Saturday with Cole Devries (4-5, 3.50) on the mount for the Miracle. Brevard County will send Alexandre Periard (5-4, 4.55) to throw out first pitch at 7:00 P.M.
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"Big Henry" Reyes pitched a total of 13 games last year, 11 in Elizabethton, 2 in Beloit before being injured. Allen, a native of Orange Park, Florida, pitched 13 games for E-Town last season.
Tyler Robertson was placed on the 7-day DL with tendinitis, which freed up the roster spot for Allen. The Miracle already had one free roster spot following the retirement of Danny Vais ealier this week.
Lakeland's Ryan Strieby and Jeff Kunkel were added to the Florida State League West All-star team. More at Florida State League Log.