Starter Taylor Sinclair turned in yet another strong outing for the Rawhide,
allowing two runs in five innings. He has not allowed more than two runs
in any of his three starts and has only walked two since issuing five free
passes in his first start of the season.
The sidearming southpaw nevertheless was not in line for a victory, as the
Rawhide offense could only muster up a single hit in five innings against 66ers
starter Nathan Eovaldi. They did scrape across two runs in the fifth as an
Alfredo Marte double followed a Marc Krauss walk. Krauss would score on a
wild pitch before Kyle Greene grounded out to plate Marte.
The game remained knotted at two apiece until the bottom of the seventh inning,
when Krauss, Greene, and Rossmel Perez loaded the bases against reliever Bobby Blevins. Pinch-hitter Josh Ford then cleared the bases with a double to
(Rawhide broadcaster Donny Baarns calls Ford's three-run double: Listen to Audio)
Andrew Wolcott tossed a scoreless sixth in his Rawhide debut, then Billy Spottiswood fanned four batters in his two innings of work. T.J. Hose
earned his fourth save by shutting out the 66ers in the ninth.
During the six-game winning streak, the Rawhide have allowed two runs or fewer
in four of the contests, three runs in another, and four in their 8-4 victory
over San Jose. Reliever Victor Capellan has come away with two victories
in that stretch.
The Raw Facts
* The Rawhide were outhit 11-to-4 Thursday night, yet outscored Inland Empire
* Krauss is third in the California League with a .490 on-base percentage
after having reached base three times on Thursday
* Sinclair is seventh in ERA among California League pitchers with three starts
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