Poteet fires six scoreless innings, but bullpen struggles in 9-0 loss

Jumbo Shrimp suffer 13th shutout loss of season

Cody Poteet fired six scoreless innings on Friday against Montgomery. (Justin Nedrow)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 17, 2019 7:08 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jumbo Shrimp starter Cody Poteet tossed six scoreless innings on Friday, but Jacksonville was blanked 9-0 by the Montgomery Biscuits in front of 8,103 fans from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Fans enjoyed a Red Shirt Friday, Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats and presented by Miller Lite and Coors Lite, a NAPA AutoCare Fireworks Show and Hug A Plumber Day presented by Darley's Plumbing.

The game was scoreless into the seventh when Jacksonville (14-28) reliever Elvis Araujo (1-1) walked Jesus Sanchez to begin the inning. After a strikeout, Araujo issued another free pass to Robbie Tenerowicz. David Rodriguez then registered an RBI single to give Montgomery (27-14) a 1-0 advantage.

The Biscuits added on to their lead in the eighth. Dalton Kelly and Sanchez each singled with two outs. Tristan Gray notched an RBI single and Tenerowicz drilled a two-run double to widen the margin to 4-0.

In the ninth, a Lucius Fox infield single coupled with a Jumbo Shrimp error plated a pair of runs. Jesus Sanchez also launched a home run to make it 9-0.

Poteet scattered four hits and two walks in his six shutout frames. The right-hander struck out three but earned a no-decision.

Montgomery reliever Brian Shaffer (1-0) fired four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. 

Friday's winning raffle number of 1539479009 won a prize of $428.

Jacksonville hosts Montgomery at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Robert Dugger (2-3, 4.08 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Biscuits RHP Riley O'Brien (1-1, 3.48 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 beach bag for Cross The Ditch Night presented by 121 Financial and First Watch. Following the game, fans can enjoy a special Saturday Night Fireworks show presented by 121 Financial and First Watch. The Jumbo Shrimp will host a pregame contest for the Jax Miracle League on the field before 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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