Jacksonville Beats The Wahoos

August 16, 2018

Nick Neidert (W, 11-6) shut down the Wahoos offense on Wednesday and earned his league-leading 11th win of the season as the Jumbo Shrimp rolled to a 9-2 win at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Pensacola found themselves trailing 1-0 after MLB-rehabber Lewis Brinson homered on Vladimir Gutierrez’s (L, 9-10) first pitch of the game. After that pitch, Gutierrez struck out the next two batters and induced Joe Dunand into a weak groundout to end the first. The Cuban right-hander picked up seven strikeouts through 3.2 innings, but surrendered two more runs in the fourth. He finished the night after six innings and yielded five runs (four earned) with no walks allowed.

The Blue Wahoos took the lead in the third inning when Chris Okey belted a two-run homer off Neidert to give the Wahoos a 2-1 lead. However, the offense was held in check for the rest of the night. Neidert went seven innings and held the Wahoos to four hits while also striking out seven. Pensacola finished with just five hits, which was their lowest hit total since July 27.

Jacksonville put the game out of reach in the seventh inning with a four-run rally. Already 5-2, Justin Twine delivered a two-run single off Alejandro Chacin before Dunand launched a two-run homer to make it 9-2. For Dunand, it was his second homer of the night.

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