EVERETT, WASHINGTON: After a tough week for their starters, Everett needed Juan Mercedes to go deep into the game Friday and he did not disappoint. He carried a no-hitter through 4 2/3 before finally allowing a hit to Tri-City outfielder Edwin Yon. Mercedes allowed two more hits but kept the
EVERETT, WASHINGTON: After a tough week for their starters, Everett needed Juan Mercedes to go deep into the game Friday and he did not disappoint. He carried a no-hitter through 4 2/3 before finally allowing a hit to Tri-City outfielder Edwin Yon. Mercedes allowed two more hits but kept the Dust Devils off the board. He struck out seven and walked none.
Jose Salvador started for the Tri-City and teamed up with Mercedes in a true pitcher's duel. He allowed only four hits, while Dust Devils bullpen was lights out. Nathan Burns struck out a pair in the ninth inning to earn his second save of the year.
Spencer Packard collected a pair of hits for Everett on a night when hits were hard to come by. Noelvi Marte and Mike Salvatore had the only other hits in the game for the AquaSox.
Brendan McGuigan and Evan Johnson each threw one inning. McGuigan was saddled with the loss despite not allowing an earned run. Given the extra out, Straton Podaras homered to centerfield, scoring the only runs of the game. McGuigan lowered his season ERA to 2.89. Johnson lowered his to 2.92.
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PICTURED ABOVE: Juan Mercedes
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