Offense Continues to Struggle


The Redleg offense was quiet once again in the nightcap of a split doubleheader against the Cardinals, scoring only 1 run in the game. The team has now scored only 3 runs in the last 4 games while their opponents have scored a total of 31.

Brandon Howard made his first start of the season and pitched 5 innings, yielding 5 earned runs on only 6 hits. Howard kept the Cardinals off balance, but was ultimately done in in the 5th inning when the Cardinals got 3 singles in-between 2 walks to score 4 runs. The Cardinals threatened in the first with a leadoff walk followed by a hit batter, but Howard then snagged a comebacker and started a 1-5-3 double play. Howard then recorded a strikeout to end the inning.

The Redlegs lone run came in the bottom of the 5th. Newcomer Jason Martintoni led the inning off with a single, followed by a single off the bat of Kevin Campbell. Greg Lebouef then reached on an error which loaded the bases with no outs. After a strikeout, Steve Benthal drove Martintoni in with a sacrifice fly. Mattice then singled to load the bases again, but Cardinal starter Zach Hembree was able to get out of the jam getting Jacob Robinson to ground out to end the threat.

Brad Clark relieved Howard in the 6th inning and pitched the final four frames. Brad gave up only 1 run and 2 hits the rest of the way, but the Redlegs could not mount any comeback as no base runner advanced farther than 2nd base for the rest of the game.


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