Delano Gem Leads Saltdogs in Rain-Shortened Affair
by Michael Dixon, Lincoln Saltdogs
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Jason Rogers hit an RBI double in his Saltdogs debut, Garett Delano allowed one run over five innings, and the ‘Dogs beat the Milwaukee Milkmen 2-1 in five innings at Haymarket Park on Tuesday night.
Rogers, an ex-MLB’er, gave Lincoln a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning off his former Pittsburgh Pirates teammate A.J. Schugel. Lincoln (31-33) took a 1-0 lead on a double-steal when Hunter Clanin broke from third base on Ryan Long’s initial steal attempt.
Lincoln didn’t have another hit, but Garett Delano allowed just one run on Dylan Kelly’s solo homer in the 5th. Milwaukee (32-31) stranded the bases loaded and left five runners on in total.
The ‘Dogs won a second rain-shortened game this year, also beating Chicago in six innings on June 7th.
The game was delayed with two outs in the 6th. After a one-hour, 12-minute delay the decision was made to call the game.
Lincoln has now won three of four games and will continue the series with Milwaukee on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and pregame coverage will begin at 6:35 p.m. on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM.
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