Editor’s note: At press time, the RailRiders and Toledo Mud Hens were tied at 1 in the 14th inning.
RailRiders at the plate: Six RailRiders had two-hit nights as the team piled up 16 hits, but the most important was an RBI single by Adonis Garcia that tied the game 1-1 in the seventh inning. Garcia led the parade with three singles, while Ronnier Mustelier, J.R Murphy and Randy Ruiz all had a double among their two hits and Alberto Gonzalez and Corey Patterson singled twice.
RailRiders on the mound: David Huff worked seven strong innings, allowing just three hits and one unfortunate run when an RBI triple was lost in the lights in the seventh inning. Until that point, Huff didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings and took a one-hitter into the seventh. Chase Whitley followed with two innings of shutout ball, without allowing a hit and recording three strikeouts.
Decisive defense: RailRiders first baseman Dan Johnson and Toledo center fielder Ben Guez both had impressive tumbling catches, but Guez didn’t have to leave his feet to earn the defensive play of the game. His throw to home plate on Corey Patterson’s single in the fifth inning cut down Alberto Gonzalez trying to score, and kept the game scoreless at the time.
Attendance: 6,613, which ironically represent the last four digits of the home telephone number RailRiders general manager Rob Crain had growing up, according to Crain.
Time of Game:
Today’s Game: The RailRiders begin a four-game series in Louisville beginning at 7:05 p.m. today.
Today’s Probables: Righthander Joe Ramirez (1-3, 4.45 ERA) takes the mound for the RailRiders against Louisville righty Daniel Corcino (5-11, 6.11 ERA).
On Deck: The RailRiders will spend their weekend in Louisville for a series that continues through Monday.
On the Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM and 100.7-FM.
HOW THEY SCORED
TOLEDO SEVENTH: Mike Cervenak drilled a double to left field, then scored when Danny Dorn’s fly ball to right field was lost in the lights for a triple. TOLEDO 1-0.
RAILRIDERS SEVENTH: Cody Grice, Alberto Gonzalez and Adonis Garcia slammed consecutive singles, with Garcia’s bringing home Grice. RAILRIDERS 1, TOLEDO 1.