Bulls drop third straight in loss to IronPigs

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 10:23 PM

The Durham Bulls dropped their third straight game, falling 4-1 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday.

In the opener of a four-game set, the IronPigs (53-62) scored two runs in the first frame, one in the second and one in the third to jump out to a 4-0 lead through three innings.

The advantage proved to be more than enough for right-hander Sean O'Sullivan (5-9), who tossed seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win. The lone run he surrendered came in the seventh, when Vince Belnome doubled down the right-field line to score Mikie Mahtook.

Righty Matt Andriese (11-6) lost for the second time in his last three starts, allowing four runs (two earned) on 10 hits over six innings of work, while Brandon Gomes and Josh Lueke combined for two innings of shutout relief. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez picked up his first save in his Triple-A debut with a scoreless ninth for Lehigh Valley.

Mahtook led the six-hit attack for the Bulls (59-54), finishing 3 for 4, while Justin Christian, Belnome and Ray Olmedo tallied the other three hits. With his 0-for-4 night, Jeremy Moore saw his 21-game on-base streak come to an end.

The series continues today at 5:35 p.m. when Nathan Karns (8-5, 4.76) takes the mound for Durham opposite Brad Lincoln (5-7, 4.73) for Lehigh Valley. Both of those guys are right-handers.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (53-62) 4, Durham Bulls (59-54) 1
 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 2
Lehigh Valley       2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 11 0
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Franklin, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000
Mahtook, LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .302
Moore, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .336
Betemit, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .230
Belnome, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .245
Solis, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .218
Olmedo, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222
Lee, H, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208
  Andriese, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gomes, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 1 6 1 2 5 15 .255
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Belnome (22, O'Sullivan).
TB: Olmedo; Belnome 2; Christian; Mahtook 3.
RBI: Belnome (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franklin; Olmedo 2.
GIDP: Olmedo, Moore.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Olmedo (8, 2nd base off O'Sullivan/Rupp).

FIELDING
E: Olmedo 2 (12, throw, fielding).
Outfield assists: Moore (Thomas, C at home).
 
Lehigh Valley AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Spears, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .317
Galvis, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222
Franco, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240
Canzler, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .269
Castro, L, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .273
Thomas, C, CF 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .239
Perkins, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .213
Rupp, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .141
Henson, RF 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 .282
  O'Sullivan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
  Knigge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 11 4 1 5 13 .249
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Spears (6, Andriese), Thomas, C (11, Andriese), Henson (26, Andriese).
3B: Canzler (3, Gomes, B).
TB: Henson 4; Spears 3; Perkins 2; Thomas, C 3; Castro, L; Canzler 3.
RBI: Castro, L (44), Thomas, C 2 (13), Spears (14).
2-out RBI: Castro, L; Thomas, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco 2; Spears; Castro, L.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Canzler-Galvis-Canzler, O'Sullivan-Spears-Galvis-Canzler).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Andriese (L, 11-6) 6.0 10 4 2 1 3 0 3.55
Gomes, B  1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.86
Lueke  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.91
Totals 8.0 11 4 2 1 5 0 3.65
Lehigh Valley IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
O'Sullivan (W, 5-9) 7.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 4.57
Knigge (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.72
Gonzalez, M (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 2 5 0 4.51

Pitches-strikes: Andriese 103-73, Gomes, B 17-12, Lueke 13-8, O'Sullivan 101-63, Knigge 13-10, Gonzalez, M 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Andriese 6-2, Gomes, B 0-0, Lueke 0-3, O'Sullivan 8-4, Knigge 0-1, Gonzalez, M 0-0.
Batters faced: Andriese 28, Gomes, B 4, Lueke 3, O'Sullivan 26, Knigge 3, Gonzalez, M 4.
Umpires: HP: Jon Byrne. 1B: Derek Mollica. 3B: Jeff Gosney.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Varies.
T: 2:47.
Att: 9,810.
Venue: Coca-Cola Park.