With their biggest power display of the season, the Birmingham Barons (8-10) earned a 6-0 win in the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (8-10) after falling 9-5 in the opener. The Barons combined to hit six homers on the night after hitting seven over their first
With their biggest power display of the season, the Birmingham Barons (8-10) earned a 6-0 win in the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (8-10) after falling 9-5 in the opener. The Barons combined to hit six homers on the night after hitting seven over their first 16 games of the season.
- Moments That Mattered: Before the first game was suspended on Tuesday, Barons starter Spencer Adams (L, 1-1) gave up two runs in each of the first two innings, then rain stopped the game in the third. Once the game resumed on Wednesday, the Blue Wahoos got five runs off three Birmingham relievers to increase the lead, which they would not give up.
- By The Numbers: Top White Sox prospect Eloy Jiménez broke out of his early season slump in game one. In both the fourth and eighth innings, he crushed a solo home run to left field for his first two hits of the season. Danny Mendick also hit a two-run home run as the Barons' hit a season-high three home runs in the loss.
- Turning Point: Similarly to game one, the Barons got the long ball working early in game two as Trey Michalczewski's two-run homer, his first of the season, gave Birmingham an early 2-0 lead off Pensacola starter Vladimir Gutierrez (L, 0-3) in the second inning. Two innings later, Seby Zavala launched a two-run homer of his own, his team-leading fourth of the season, to double the lead. Mendick added more insurance with a two-run homer in the seventh to extend his streak to three straight games with a homer and give the Barons a comfortable 6-0 lead.
- Facts And Figures: On the mound in game two, Jordan Stephens (W, 1-3) provided the strong start the Barons were looking for. In his best outing of the season, he went 6.0 scoreless innings, giving up five hits while walking two and striking out three to earn his first win of the season.
- Up Next: Jordan Guerrero (1-1, 6.75) is set to start in game four for the Barons on Thursday night against Jesús Reyes (0-3, 6.94). First pitch at Blue Wahoos Stadium is set for 6:35 p.m. Curt Bloom will have the call on 960 WERC News Radio and the iHeart Radio app.