their impressive depth, missing league-leading hitter Dave Tammaro.
King started off the game striking out 5 of the first 6 batters he faced before
control issues got the best of him. Walking 8 straight batters in the
2nd, King let the Squatch get the early 5-0 lead after 2 while Anderson allowed only
1 baserunner in his first 2 frames. King struggled again to find the zone in the
3rd and was pulled for #2 Szymon Godzina after 3 more walks and an RBI single by
Anderson. Godzina allowed 2 inherited runners to score before finally ending the
away half of the 3rd down 9-0. The Tribe had a glimmer of hope, after a leadoff single in their half
of the 3rd, squashed quickly by Anderson’s 3 straight K’s. Dave O’Grady picked up his
2nd long ball of the season in the 4th, a 2-run job to put the game firmly out of reach, and all Anderson had to do was strike out the side again to close the door on this 11-0 mercy.
The story of the day may have been the rain, but zone control decided this one.
Anderson K’ed 9 in 4 innings, walking only 1, while Tribe pitching combined for
15 free passes giving the Squatch a big 5th win.
Mike Houle, Associate Staff Writer