Jumbo Shrimp shut out 2-0 in Wednesday matinee contest
Justin Twine tries to tag a Biloxi base runner in Wednesday's contest against the Shuckers. (Haley Willis/HDub Photography)
By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | May 15, 2019 1:27 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville starter Jordan Yamamoto pitched six strong innings on Wednesday, but the Jumbo Shrimp were blanked 2-0 by the Biloxi Shuckers at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Yamamoto (2-4) surrendered just two runs on five hits, striking out six without walking a batter. However, Biloxi (20-20) starter Bowden Francis (1-3) went six shutout innings to earn the win. Francis ceded just two hits and two walks and struck out eight.
Weston Wilson launched his 10th home run of the season, nine of which have come against Jacksonville (14-26), to make it 1-0 Shuckers in the fourth.
An inning later, Luis Aviles Jr. singled and stole second before moving to third on a wild pitch. Robie Rojas singled him in to stretch the advantage to 2-0.
Luke Barker got the final two outs of the game for his third save.
Thursday's winning raffle number of 2044013006 won a prize of $151.
The Jumbo Shrimp begin a five-game set against the Montgomery Biscuits with Thursday's 7:05 p.m. first pitch from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Jorge Guzman (1-4, 3.79 ERA) starts for Jacksonville against Biscuits LHP Brendan McKay (2-0, 1.82 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and jaxshrimp.com.
Thursday's game is a Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser. Fans can purchase $1 12 oz. and $2 24 oz. Budweiser draft products at the canopy near the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Arlington Trail Rated Territory, Oasis concession stand behind Section 115 and right field bleachers, respectively. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud from Power 106.1 will also provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace. The Jumbo Shrimp will also give their take on the Wonderlic test used to measure NFL Draft prospects by blindfolding fans and having them lick stuff on the field. Fans can also visit Thursday's game sponsor, Fifth Third Bank, at their table on the concourse.
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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