LAKEWOOD, NJ (June 5, 2019) - Despite a second consecutive incredible start from Hagerstown pitching, the Suns were blanked 3-0 by the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park Wednesday afternoon.
Tomas Alastre (L, 3-5) spun six innings, allowing just two hits and one, unearned run in the sixth inning. After that, Angel Guillen got the ball for the Suns (26-33) and allowed the final two runs in two innings.
Hagerstown was shut out for the second consecutive game for the first time since June 12-13, 2018, which also came at FirstEnergy Park where the BlueClaws (21-37) shut out Hagerstown 5-0 and 6-0.
Tyler McKay (W, 2-3) and Kyle Glogoski combined for the shutout, punching out eight Hagerstown bats in the process. The Suns have not scored a run in their last 20 innings, trekking back to the eighth inning of Monday's extra-inning contest with Lakewood.
For the second-straight day, the scoreless tie was broken in the sixth frame. This time, Yerwin Trejo reached on a throwing error from Jose Sanchez before Alastre threw one past the first baseman Trey Vickers, which allowed Trejo to reach third with no outs. Despite the righty on the hill mowing down the next two batters, Alastre eventually ceded the run via a Rafael Marchan base-knock to right.
Lakewood extended their lead in the eighth utilizing a pair of triples from Carlos De La Cruz and Trejo to make the score 3-0 before McKay closed out the ball game.
Tomorrow Hagerstown travels to Delmarva, where the Suns play the Shorebirds at 7:05 p.m. to begin a four-game series. RHP Joan Adon (4-2, 2.86 ERA) will attempt to break the Suns out of their funk, while Delmarva tosses righty Nick Vespi (3-3, 5.17 ERA).
After the seven-game road trip, the Suns return to Municipal Stadium May 10 to begin a seven-game homestand against the BlueClaws and the West Virginia Power. The stretch is filled with great promotions, including Bark in the Park, Thirsty Thursday, Pink Night and Sunday Funday! For tickets or more information visit hagerstownsuns.com or call 301-791-6266.
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