Guzman strikes out 10, but Shrimp lose 1-0

Montgomery takes series opener in Jacksonville

Jorge Guzman matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts in Thursday's contest against Montgomery. (Britt Moore)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 16, 2019 8:22 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville starter Jorge Guzman matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts on Thursday, but the Jumbo Shrimp were shut out by the Montgomery Biscuits 1-0 in front of 5,605 fans from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Fans enjoyed a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, Wonderlic Night and Fifth Third Bank Night.

Guzman ceded just two walks and two hits in his six innings. Riley Ferrell turned in a perfect inning in a major league rehab assignment and Jeff Kinley also pitched a scoreless frame for Jacksonville (14-27).

The game was scoreless in the ninth inning when Jumbo Shrimp reliever Dylan Lee (0-1) walked Montgomery's (26-14) Dalton Kelly with one out. Jesus Sanchez singled, but then a pair of wild pitches scored Kelly to give the Biscuits a 1-0 lead.

Brendan McKay pitched six scoreless innings for Montgomery. Benton Moss (2-0) earned the win with two shutout frames and Curtis Taylor tossed a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

Thursday's winning raffle number of 1251362003 won a prize of $79.

Jacksonville and Montgomery meet at 7:05 p.m. on Friday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Cody Poteet (2-3, 3.44 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and jaxshrimp.com.

On a Red Shirt Friday, fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light means from 6-7:30 p.m., fans are welcome to enjoy specials for $1 12 oz. Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, as well as $1 off all craft beer at the Craft Cave near the third-base gate. On Hug A Plumber Day presented by Darley's Plumbing, the Jumbo Shrimp are inviting fans to say thanks to plumbers by giving them a hug on the stadium concourse. Fans can enjoy a NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks Show after the game.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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