RubberDucks Game RecapBaysox (16-4) 3 - RubberDucks (7-14) 0WP: Mike Baumann (1-1) LP: Danny Salazar (0-1) Save: Dillon Tate (4)SummaryThe Akron RubberDucks' bats were held silent by the Eastern League Western Division-leading Bowie Baysox Thursday night at Canal Park as they returned from the All-Star break with a 3-0 loss.
RubberDucks Game Recap
Baysox (16-4) 3 - RubberDucks (7-14) 0
WP: Mike Baumann (1-1) LP: Danny Salazar (0-1) Save: Dillon Tate (4)
The Akron RubberDucks' bats were held silent by the Eastern League Western Division-leading Bowie Baysox Thursday night at Canal Park as they returned from the All-Star break with a 3-0 loss.
The Baysox scored the first run of the game with an RBI double from Cedric Mullins in the third inning; this would prove to be all they needed as the Bowie pitching staff held Akron scoreless.
Danny Salazar got the start for Akron in a rehab appearance after a pair of starts in Arizona. He looked strong through the first two, setting down the Baysox in order both innings while striking out two. In the third, he yielded a pair of doubles as Bowie plated the game's first run. After a walk, he was removed from the game for Jared Robinson with two outs in the inning. Robinson finished the third before Bowie got back on the board in the fourth on a solo Carlos Pèrez homer off Robinson. He pitched scoreless frames in the fifth and sixth, handing the ball to Jordan Stephens (2.0 innings) who gave up an unearned run in the eighth. Anthony Gose allowed two baserunners but kept the Bowie lead at 3-0 in the ninth.
The RubberDucks were stifled by Baysox starter Mike Baumann for much of the game, mustering only one hit against him in his six innings. An Alexis Pantoja walk provided the only baserunner until Trenton Brooks singled in the fourth. The Ducks' second hit would against come from Brooks as he led off the seventh with an infield pop-up that dropped and allowed him to reach second. Akron finally got two men on base in the eighth when Logan Ice and Ernie Clement both singled with one out, but the RubberDucks would be unable to bring a runner home. Akron went down in order in the ninth.
Nolan Jones , currently ranked the Indians' no. 2 prospect by both MLB.com and Baseball America, went 0-4 in his Akron debut with a pair of strikeouts … Trenton Brooks extends his hitting streak to nine games, having gone 13-36 (.361) in that stretch … Ernie Clement also added to his own streak, lengthening his to 11 games … Akron struck out 14 times, the most in a single game in 2019 ... Time of Game: 2:24 … Attendance: 5,419.
On the Pond
Akron and Bowie will meet again Friday evening at 7:05 p.m. for the second game of the four-game set. The game broadcast, powered by FirstEnergy, is on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeartRadio channel, and the TuneIn Radio App, and available on MiLB.TV. Sam Hentges (1-8, 4.23) will meet Bowie's Bruce Zimmermann (4-2, 2.52) in a matchup of left-handed starting pitchers.