Saturday, October 2, 2021
Triple-A Gwinnett got back in the win column on Friday as they beat Jacksonville 7-2.
With one out in the fourth inning, Travis Demeritte started the rally when he doubled to right. Two batters later, Demeritte scored when Maikel Franco reached on a throwing error by the Jumbo Shrimp. Franco advanced to second shortly after, thanks to a balk, which set up a perfect opportunity for catcher Shea Langeliers. With two outs, Langeliers barreled up the first pitch he saw for an RBI double, giving him both his first Triple-A RBI and XBH.
Two batters later… Yolmer Sanchez gave Gwinnett a 4-0 lead when he tripled home Langeliers and Ryan Goins.
Unfortunately, Stripers starter Kyle Muller never got to enjoy the big lead created by the offense. After throwing 71 pitches in three innings, his day was done. However, Muller still managed eight strikeouts in the outing, to go with just one earned run from four hits. The lefty prospect walked three.
The Stripers scored three more runs in the sixth, first starting with Johan Camargo’s solo-homer to lead off the frame.
The longball by Camargo was his 19th of the 2021 season as the infielder has been one of the better players in all of Triple-A this year. Following a walk by Franco and another double by Langeliers, Goins provided the sixth run of the game for Gwinnett when he popped up a sac-fly. The Stripers finished the game outhitting the Jumbo Shrimp 8-6, and was assisted by Jacksonville’s three errors.
The quartet of Chasen Bradford, Touki Toussaint, Jesse Biddle and Yoan López worked the final six innings of last night’s game. The Gwinnett bullpen was sharp as all four relievers combined to strike out seven and only allow one run from two hits. Neither of the Stripers bullpen arms walked a single batter on Friday.
Gwinnett is now down to its final two games of the 2021 season. Today the Stripers will once again take on the Jumbo Shrimp, with righty Kyle Wright earning the start. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for 6:05 PM (ET).