PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Wahoos shook off last night's rough outing with a solid win 5-1 against the Shuckers Wednesday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Vladimir Gutierrez (W, 2-8) set the tone for the Wahoos from the get-go. Gutierrez, who began the game with a walk on Biloxi's Corey Ray, picked up the slack and retired the next three batters. In the bottom of the first, Brian O'Grady smashed a triple that scored Shed Long and Nick Longhi. Luis Gonzalez followed with a single that scored O'Grady that gave the Wahoos a quick 3-0 lead.
The Wahoos would score two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with an O'Grady solo home run and an Alberti Chavez single that scored Gonzalez to increase the lead at 5-1.
Gutierrez pitched six brilliant innings, with his only blemish being a solo home run surrendered to Jake Gatewood in the fourth. He finished with seven strikeouts, one shy of his season-best. Gutierrez's walk to Ray was his only free pass of the game on his way to his second win of the year. Carlos Navas (S, 2) was excellent in his relief of Guiterrez. Navas allowed only one hit over three innings of shutout ball for his second save of the year.
The Wahoos will try to get their second consecutive series win against the Shuckers Thursday night. RHP Wyatt Strahan (4-4, 6.70) will get the start for the Wahoos against Biloxi RHP Trey Supak (0-1, 8.00). Thursday's game can be found on the radio at 97.1 The Ticket, 1490 AM Milton, CST, and www.bluewahoos.com. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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