Homers push Biscuits by Jacksonville in series opener
Garrett goes yard for Jumbo Shrimp in 3-2 loss
Stone Garrett blasted a two-run home run in Friday's game against Montgomery. (John Chiovaro)
By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | June 7, 2019 7:12 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Stone Garrett went yard for Jacksonville, but two Kevin Padlo shots helped power the Montgomery Biscuits to a 3-2 win over the Jumbo Shrimp from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. A crowd of 6,248 enjoyed a Red Shirt Friday, Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light and NAPA Family Fireworks.
The score was tied at two in the ninth inning. Jermaine Palacios then crushed a solo home run to left off Jacksonville (23-38) reliever Dylan Lee (0-3) to put Montgomery (37-23) ahead 3-2.
Padlo homered to break a scoreless tie in the second. However, in the bottom of the frame, Garrett crushed a long ball to give the Jumbo Shrimp a 2-1 advantage. Padlo's solo shot in the fourth equalized the score at two.
Biscuits reliever Brian Shaffer worked five shutout innings of one-hit ball, retiring the final 14 men he faced. Ivan Pelaez (2-1) pitched a zero in the eighth and Phoenix Sanders tossed the ninth for his sixth save.
Jordan Yamamoto matched a season-high with nine strikeouts in five innings of two-run ball. Jeff Kinley struck out four in two innings of relief.
Friday's winning raffle number of 1548842021 won a prize of $162.
Jacksonville hosts Montgomery at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Jorge Guzman (1-6, 4.01 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Biscuits RHP Riley O'Brien (2-3, 4.75 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:20 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and jaxshrimp.com.
The first 2,000 fans through the gates of Saturday's game will receive a Jumbo Shrimp hat presented by 121 Financial and RJ Young. Following the game, fans can enjoy a special Saturday Night Fireworks show presented by 121 Financial and RJ Young.
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.
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