Bowie Baysox at Erie SeaWolves
7:05 p.m., Jerry Uht Park
Bowie RH Branden Kline (0-1, 1.80) vs. Erie RH Wilsen Palacios (8-4, 4.16)
9th inning: Angel Nesbitt records the save and Erie rallies for an improbable 10-7 win to move within 5 1/2 games of Akron for the wild card spot.
8th inning: Angel Nesbitt comes in for a scoreless inning and the Erie pitching staff has settled down in a big way tonight.
Quick inning for the Bowie bullpen with the SeaWolves up 10-7.
7th inning: Chad Smith allows two more base hits with two outs, but neither come around to score. The SeaWolves’ pitching staff hasn’t allowed a run since the first inning.
Quick inning as Steven Moya is finally retired tonight with a strikeout. Erie 10, Bowie 7
6th inning: Chad Smith comes in for a scoreless inning despite allowing two baserunners with two outs.
Erie adds on to the lead as Dean Green, Steven Moya and Corey Jones single to load the bases. Jason Krizan then walks a run in as the SeaWolves are now up 10-7. Moya is 4-for-4 with three doubles tonight.
5th inning: Garabez Rosa with a base hit but that’s all for Bowie. Wilsen Palacios has four scoreless since the disaster first inning and needs another rally.
Erie scores three more times take the lead. The SeaWolves have scored nine unanswered runs since the first inning. Jamie Johnson with an RBI single and Devon Travis drove in two with a two-out single. Erie is now up to five stolen bases tonight as Johnson stole third. Erie 9, Bowie 7
4th inning: Wilsen Palacios with his first 1-2-3 inning of the game and he has settled down to keep Erie in this game.
Dixon Machado doubles off the wall and scores on a Dean Green groundout. Steven Moya then doubles to left-center, his third double of the game. Moya has 32 doubles this season and moves into seventh place in franchise history. The record is 35 by Eric Munson in 2001. Bowie 7, Erie 6
3rd inning: Wilsen Palacios with another shutout inning, allowing just a two-out base hit to Mike Yastrzemski. Palacios needs to go at least five innings with a doubleheader tomorrow.
Erie climbs back into this game and nearly ties it. After a Devon Travis walk, Dean Green singles and Steven Moya doubles in a run. Moya has 102 RBIs which ties the single-season franchise record. Corey Jones and Jason Krizan each single in a run to cut the lead to 7-5. Jamie Johnson nearly singled in two runs to tie it but his liner to center hung in the air long enough for the third out. Bowie 7, Erie 5
2nd inning: Wilsen Palacios works a scoreless inning despite allowing two base hits with one out.
Dean Green hammers a pitch off the batter’s eye, his eighth home run of the season. Steven Moya follows with what appears to be a single, but he turns on the jets and legs out a double. He comes around to score on a Corey Jones double and Erie had the bases loaded with two outs, but Dixon Machado struck out to end the rally. 7-2 Bowie
1st inning: Bowie erupts for seven runs as the first seven batters get hits before two straight walks. Mike Yastrzemski singles before three straight doubles by Niuman Romero, Buck Britton and Michael Ohlman. K.D. Kang adds to the misery with a three-run bomb off the batter’s eye. David Freitas walked with the bases loaded and another run scored when Mike Yastrzemski grounded into a double play. Looks like Erie’s elimination number will be down to two after tonight.
1-2-3 inning for Brandon Kline, who needs to just be average tonight to get his first win with Bowie this year.
Bowie – CF Mike Yastrzemski (.267), 3B Niuman Romero (.328), 2B Buck Britton (.320), DH Michael Ohlman (.235), LF K.D. Kang (.278), SS Garabez Rosa (.286), RF Ronald Bermudez (.289), 1B Chris Marrero (.202), C David Freitas (.232)
Erie – CF Jamie Johnson (.249), SS Dixon Machado (.290), 2B Devon Travis (.296), DH Dean Green (.312), RF Steven Moya (.271), 3B Corey Jones (.298), LF Jason Krizan (.278), 1B Aaron Westlake (.237), C Drew Longley
Notes: Erie and Bowie are both hanging on by a thread in the Western Division playoff race. The SeaWolves are 61/2 games out with a playoff elimination number of three, while the Baysox are 41/2 out with an elimination number of five. … Bowie leads the season series 9-4 but the Baysox won’t have Tim Berry, who is 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA against Erie. Berry was placed on the disabled list last week and might not return this season. … Jeff Ferrell is 2-1 against the Baysox, but he won Sunday and won’t pitch again until this weekend for Erie. … Aaron Westlake has 13 hits against Bowie, while Jason Krizan has 11 and Steven Moya has 10. … Former SeaWolves infielder Niuman Romero is hitting .409 in 12 games against Erie and leads the Eastern League with a .328 batting average.
Playoff race (Top 2 teams advance)
Richmond 74-60 —
Akron 72-62 —
Bowie 67-66 4.5
Erie 65-68 6.5
Rest of the series
Tuesday Game 1: Bowie LH Anthony Vasquez (7-7, 4.73) vs. Erie LH Josh Turley (3-3, 3.38)
Game 2 starters TBA
Wednesday: Bowie RH Zach Davies (10-7, 3.03) vs. Erie RH Warwick Saupold (7-11, 5.04)
Thursday: Bowie RH Eddie Gamboa (0-2, 4.30) vs. Erie LH Ryan Robowski (4-0, 4.07)
Around the Eastern League
New Hampshire 9, Harrisburg 7, bottom 12, completion of suspended game
Harrisburg at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m.
New Britain at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m.
Reading at Portland, 7 p.m.
Richmond at Altoona, 7 p.m.
Trenton at Akron, 7:05 p.m.
Erie 5, Reading 3
Binghamton 5, Akron 2
Bowie 1, Richmond 0
Portland 5, New Hampshire 0
Trenton 7, Harrisburg 3
New Britain 12, Altoona 0