Winnipeg Goldeyes Week in Review, June 8-14, 2015
Week in Review
The Winnipeg Goldeyes finished 3-3 on their recent road trip. The club took two of three in Lincoln before winning just one in Sioux City. The Goldeyes have played just six of their first 22 games at home, giving them an extended time away from home early on while the temperature in Winnipeg remains chilly. It’s been a tough start, but look for the club to warm up as the temperature does.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes won a pair of two-run decisions in Lincoln to begin their three-game series. In the first game the Goldeyes were held scoreless for the first three innings, before scoring single runs over the next five innings to claim the 5-3 win. Raul Rivera earned his first win of the season with two innings of scoreless relief and Jalien Peguero earned his third save to preserve the victory.
In the second game, the visitors plated three in the first and four in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. The clubs split runs over the final two-innings in the 8-6 win. Peguero saved his second game of the series, and Brad Boyer and Casey Haerther each added three hits to pace the 15-hit attack.
The Lincoln Saltdogs won the last game of the series, hammering the Goldeyes pitching staff for 14 runs off 12 hits and 6 walks. Josh Mazzola had three hits in the loss, but Rob Nixon struggled early and often, yielding seven runs over 5.2 innings.
Onto Sioux City went the Winnipeg Goldeyes where they took the first game of the series 3-2. Nick Hernandez (2-1) followed up his eight innings of no-hit ball in his previous start by allowing just 5 hits and 1 run in earning his second win of the season. Peguero gave up a run in the ninth, but held on for his third save in that last four games.
The final two games the Sioux City Explorers won, claiming a 10-4 win in the second game of the series and winning the last one 6-2. Matt Jackson struggled in the first loss while the club struggled against John Straka in the rubber match. Nic Jackson hit his third home run of the season in the third game of the series.
Winnipeg 5, Lincoln 3
Winnipeg 8, Lincoln 6
Lincoln 14, Winnipeg 5
Winnipeg 3, Sioux City 2
Sioux City 10, Winnipeg 4
Sioux City 6, Winnipeg 2
Jon Weber hit in five of the six games the Winnipeg Goldeyes played during the week. He was 9-24 (.375) with a run and 7 RBI. Jalien Peguero made three appearances during the week, saving all three games he appeared in.
On June 9, the Winnipeg Goldeyes signed LHP James Woods and released LHP Jonathan Cornelius. Woods has made three appearances since joining the Canadian team, allowing two walks and no earned runs. Five days later Woods was released.
By Robert Pannier