Goldeyes Shut Down in by Mora in Milwaukee
By Doug Greenwald, Winnipeg Goldeyes
FRANKLIN, WI – Unfortunately the second half of the season for the Winnipeg Goldeyes (23-36) started the same way as most of the first half games ended–with a loss. The Milwaukee Milkmen (36-22) defeated Winnipeg 11-0 on Thursday at Franklin Field.
Milwaukee starter Kyle Mora (6-1) was the star for the Milkmen as he authored his first professional complete game shutout. He allowed two hits over nine innings, walking just one and striking out four. He did not permit a runner past second base.
The Milkmen put the game away in the fourth inning. They were up 3-0 going to the fourth when Winnipeg starter Travis Seabrooke (4-4) walked the lead off man–left fielder Aaron Hill. Two batters later, center fielder Reggie Pruitt, Jr. singled. This set up second baseman Bryan Torres (5) who belted a 1-1 pitch over the center field wall which made it 6-0. Torres finished with four RBI’s for the second time this season.
Other Milkmen contributors were first baseman Roy Morales who had four singles and two RBI’s. It was his first four-hit game this year. Designated hitter Cam Redding had three RBI’s and two sacrifice flies. Shortstop Gabriel Cancel chimed in with three hits. All nine in the Milwaukee lineup reached base safely.
It was the third straight tough outing for Seabrooke who has allowed four homers this year, all hit by Milwaukee. Since winning American Association Pitcher of the Week (July 2nd) he’s 0-3 with a 13.50 ERA in three starts. On Thursday he gave up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits over five innings. Seabrooke walked five (matching his high in one game) and struck out four.
It was the sixth pitched shutout for Milwaukee and the sixth time Winnipeg has been blanked this year.
Game two of this scheduled four-game series is Friday night at Franklin Field with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35. Right-hander Landen Bourassa (4-4) for Winnipeg and Milwaukee righty Ryan Zimmerman (6-1) are the probables.
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