Jupiter, FL (April 12, 2017)- The Jupiter Hammerheads fell to the Daytona Tortugas Wednesday night by a score of 2-0.
Even with the addition of Martin Prado in the lineup who's on a rehab assignment, the Hammerheads couldn't get any runners to cross the plate, and have gone scoreless for 20 straight innings. Prado, who played five innings, was 1-2 with a single in his first at-bat.
Jupiter starter Scott Squier struggled early, giving up two runs and getting into a few early jams, but settled down as the game went on. Jupiter's bullpen was lights out again, a common theme so far this season. The duo of Andy Beltre and Travis Ballew shut out the Tortuga bats, allowing only one hit while striking out five in four innings of work.
The Hammerheads had their chances, loading the bases in the fifth inning with nobody out, and having runners on first and second with no one out in the eight, but couldn't capitalize on those chances.
The Hammerheads will welcome the Blue Jays next with a four game series starting with a double header tomorrow. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5PM, with game two set to begin 30 minutes after the final out. Jorgan Cavanerio (game one) and Felipe Gonzalez (game two) will get the starts for Jupiter.
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