Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another eighth-inning nightmare

For the eighth time this season, the Sweets fell victim to an eighth-inning rally, as Wenatchee scored all seven of its runs in the eighth inning on Saturday night in a 7-2 victory. The Sweets had a 2-0 lead after seven.

Now for some notes from around the ballpark:
- The loss dropped the Sweets to 19-25 on the season and kept them eight games behind Bellingham for second in the East.
- The Sweets won the season series against the Applesox, winning five of the eight games.
- Walla Walla now has 10 games to make up eight games on the Bells. Starting with tonight's game, the Sweets and Bells play six more times.
- If the Sweets can win at least nine games and the Bells drop at least eight games, the Sweets would tie them for second place in the East Division standings.
- Matt Imhof had his best start of the summer on Saturday, striking out nine over 6.1 scoreless innings. He didn't walk a batter and allowed just five hits in earning a no decision.
- Shane Zeile broke out of a mini-slump, collecting three hits in the contest.
- The Sweets committed three errors in the eighth inning on Saturday.
- Cabe Reiten's grand slam capped a magical season for the shortstop against the Sweets. Reiten hit two game-winning home runs and drove in nine runs in the eighth inning alone this summer.
- Tyler Roberts will start on Tuesday against Bellingham. Roberts picked up his second win of the summer last Friday with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
- The Sweets and Bells split a mini two-game series at Borleske Stadium at the end of June.

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