Fort Myers 1 at Dunedin 3
W: K. Rodriguez (5-6, 3.58); L: C. Devries (5-6, 2.99); SV: C. Falkenbach (8)
HR: FTM: J. Portes (6).
For once, the Fort Myers Miracle lost a pitching duel. Fort Myers' Cole Devries would allow 2 runs, 1 earned, on 7 hits and a pair of walks. He'd fan 7 over six inning.
Kenny Rodriguez held the Miracle to 4 hits over six, giving up 1 run while fanning 6.
Adam Calerone, Brad Emaus and Brian Dopirak all singled in the first inning to put one run on the board. Jesus Gonzalez would reach on a fielding error by Yancarlos Ortiz, which brought Emaus over the plate before Devries could get Marcos Cabral out on strikes to end the inning.
Juan Portes would put a fly ball over the left field fence for this sixth home run of the year in the top of the six.
Recently demoted Jay Rainville would see Calderone reach on a throwing error by Yangervis Solarte who was working 2nd base for the game. Calderone would move to 2nd on Emaus' ground out. Jesus Gonzalez would then double Calderone in. Gonzalez would be taken out at third when he tried to stretch the hit for a triple to end the inning.
Chad Blackwell, who was not with the Jays the last time they were in town, worked one inning, as did Edward Rodriguez and Conner Falkenbach, who recorded his 8th save of the year.
Portes and Danny Berg were both 2-for-4, Portes with 1 run and 1 RBI on the home run, while Berg had a double. Eli Tintor also doubled for the Miracle, as did Juan Portes, they just couldn't get together and do them all in the same inning. Solarte and Eddie Ovalle were the one hit wonders of the night.
The two teams play the rubber match tomorrow, with Deolis Guerra (7-2, 4.83) going up against Adrian Martin (3-2, 5.88) on a Wet-N-Wild Wednesday at Knology Field. The game starts at 12:00 Noon.