Around the Horn: Tuesday, May 6th
Nashville dropped the final game of their series with Iowa by a score of 12-3 on Monday afternoon. Mike Fiers was charged with his first loss of the season after allowing five runs in five innings. Jeremy Jeffress worked two scoreless innings to keep Nashville in the game, but Kyle Heckathorn got touched up for six runs in an inning plus as the I-Cubs broke the game wide open in the ninth. First baseman Hunter Morris went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Right fielder Sean Halton also had two hits and knocked in two runs.
Huntsville got a strong pitching performance from starter Tyler Cravy, who threw six shutout innings to defeat Jackson 2-0. Arcenio Leon and David Goforth combined to work the final three innings to preserve the shutout with Goforth earning the save. Shawn Zarraga went 2-for-3 for the Stars and Adam Weisenburger added a double and knocked in both runs.
Brevard County fell to Clearwater 5-3. Tyrone Taylor singled, doubled and walked in five trips to the plate for the Manatees. Orlando Arcia also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 and first baseman Garrett Cooper had a 2-for-4 game. Hobbs Johnson took his fourth loss of the year after giving up four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Martin Viramontes relieved Johnson and allowed a run in 2.1 innings while Stephen Peterson contributed 2 scoreless innings.
Wisconsin got doubled up by Kane County 8-4. Center fielder Omar Garcia went 2-for-4 with a walk and stole two bases. Clint Coulter went 2-for-5 and knocked in a run. Chris McFarland added a triple and Rafael Neda singled and walked in four trips to the plate. Anthony Banda started and took the loss after allowing five runs in four innings. Victor Diaz allowed three runs over the final four innings.
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Omar Garcia (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) – 2-for-4, BB, 2 SB, 3 R
Garcia had put together a brief four game hitting streak now and has hit safely in seven of his last nine games. The 20-year-old outfielder stole his 16th and 17th bases of the season to surpass Huntsville’s Josh Prince for the organizational lead in stolen bases. Garcia crossed home plate with three of the four Wisconsin runs on the evening.
Tyler Cravy (Huntsville Stars) – W, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K
Cravy pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and improved to 5-1 on the season. He has won his last four starts for Huntsville. The 24-year-old righty has gone at least five innings each time out since being inserted into the starting rotation.
The Brewers transferred relief pitcher Erc Marzec back to Double-A Huntsville from Triple-A Nashville. Outfielder Chadwin Stang was also added to the roster at Huntsville, replacing outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard who landed on the disabled list.
Nashville at Colorado Springs (Rockies) 7:35 pm
Scheduled Starter: Alfredo Figaro
Jackson (Mariners) at Huntsville 6:30 pm
Scheduled Starter: Drew Gagnon
Clearwater (Phillies) at Brevard County 9:35 am
Scheduled Starter: Tyler Wagner
Wisconsin at Kane County (Cubs) 6:30 pm
Scheduled Starter: Preston Gainey