Monarchs Rally Late to Down Goldeyes
KANSAS CITY, KS – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (11-12) lost 6-3 to the Kansas City Monarchs at Legends Field on Wednesday night.
Kansas City (16-7) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out, two-run home run from Matt Adams.
David Thompson’s solo homer leading off the bottom of the fourth made it 3-0 Monarchs.
In the top of the fifth, Logan Hill doubled off the left-centre field wall leading off and scored the Goldeyes’ first run two batters later when Andrew Martinez ripped a double down the left field line.
The Goldeyes pulled within 3-2 in the top of the sixth when Eric Rivera doubled down the left field line and scored on a two-out wild pitch.
Kansas City re-extended the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run to left from Jan Hernandez, and made it 6-2 in the seventh on another two-out, two-run homer to right-centre from Adams.
The Goldeyes pulled within 6-3 in the eighth on a Raul Navarro RBI fielder’s choice.
Jameson McGrane struck out the side in the top of the ninth to earn his third save.
Kansas City starter Lewis Thorpe (3-0) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits over five and two-thirds innings. Thorpe walked none and struck out four.
Goldeyes’ starter Josh Lucas (1-1) took the loss, allowing four earned runs on seven hits in six innings. Lucas walked two and struck out eight.
The series concludes Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Freisis Adames (2-1, 7.97) takes on right-hander Jon Harris (1-1, 4.79). All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Monday, June 13th when they host the Kane County Cougars at Shaw Park.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2022 season tickets, individual tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com