Bulls drop close one on the road

May. 11, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Zoilo Almonte singled in the winning run in the 11th inning to lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 2-1 decision over the Durham Bulls on Sunday.

Almonte batted with the bases loaded and one out against Doug Mathis (L, 2-2) and drilled a 2-0 pitch into right field to win the game.

At the start of that inning, Scranton’s Ramon Flores reached on an infield single that had the appearance of a routine bouncer to shortstop before it took a funky hop. Scott Sizemore swatted the next pitch into right field, and then Mathis walked Dean Anna to fill the bases.

Nathan Karns worked into the eighth inning for the first time this season, permitting just three hits and one walk. Karns allowed a solo homer to Zelous Wheeler in the second inning, but was in charge most of the afternoon.

Eric Ruth was called up from High-A Tampa to make an emergency start for the Rail Riders (19-16). Chase Whitley was scratched by the Yankees, and Ruth, who was a middle reliever in the Florida State League, worked a career-high 92 pitches over five innings.

Cole Figueroa homered against Ruth to leadoff the fifth to tie the game.

The Bulls’ (21-17) best shot to win the game came in the seventh when Vince Belnome and Mikie Mahtook singled and were bunted ahead by Figueroa. But Curt Casali struck out looking and Hak-Ju Lee grounded to first.

The Bulls, 1-6 on this eight-game road trip, wrap up the series today. Durham’s Enny Romero (2-4, 5.02) starts against Brian Gordon (2-2, 4.23).

 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (19-16) 2, Durham Bulls (21-17) 1
May 11, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Scranton/WB       0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0
 


One out when winning run scored.



Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Lee, H, SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .196
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .267
Christian, CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Betemit, DH 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .246
Sands, RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .266
Belnome, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .193
Mahtook, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .293
Figueroa, C, 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .301
Casali, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .375
  Karns, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Liberatore, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mathis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 1 5 1 6 5 19 .256
 
 
 
 
BATTING
HR: Figueroa, C (3, 5th inning off Ruth, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Belnome; Betemit 2; Figueroa, C 4; Mahtook.
RBI: Figueroa, C (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sands; Casali; Lee, H 3; Belnome.
SAC: Figueroa, C 2.
GIDP: Sands.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Christian 2 (5, 3rd base off Ruth/Arcia, F, 2nd base off Moreno/Arcia, F), Mahtook (6, 3rd base off Montgomery, M/Arcia, F).
 
Scranton/WB AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Flores, R, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .262
Sizemore, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 .276
Anna, SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 .191
Almonte, Z, LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .273
Wheeler, DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .338
Roller, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .100
Pirela, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .274
Arcia, F, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Richardson, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .254
  Ruth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moreno, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Pinder, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 2 7 2 2 8 8 .261
 
 
 
BATTING
HR: Wheeler (2, 2nd inning off Karns, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wheeler 4; Almonte, Z 2; Sizemore; Flores, R; Pirela; Roller.
RBI: Wheeler (7), Almonte, Z (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pirela (1, 2nd base by Karns/Casali).

FIELDING
DP: (Anna-Pirela-Roller).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Karns  7.2 3 1 1 1 6 1 5.85
Liberatore  1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Mathis (L, 2-2) 1.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 4.80
Totals 10.1 7 2 2 2 8 1 3.58
 
Scranton/WB IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Ruth  5.0 2 1 1 3 3 1 1.80
Moreno  2.2 3 0 0 1 1 0 2.61
Montgomery, M  1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.53
Pinder (W, 1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 11.0 5 1 1 6 5 1 3.93

HBP: Wheeler (by Karns).
Pitches-strikes: Karns 103-64, Liberatore 20-12, Mathis 19-11, Ruth 92-56, Moreno 43-28, Montgomery, M 28-14, Pinder 22-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karns 6-5, Liberatore 1-1, Mathis 1-1, Ruth 8-4, Moreno 6-0, Montgomery, M 2-1, Pinder 2-3.
Batters faced: Karns 27, Liberatore 5, Mathis 8, Ruth 20, Moreno 11, Montgomery, M 6, Pinder 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Liberatore 2-0, Montgomery, M 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Max Guyll. 1B: A.J. Johnson. 3B: Tom Honec.
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 6,839.
Venue: PNC Field.