The Lakewood BlueClaws dropped game two of the SAL championship series. They ran into a buzz saw named Touki Toussaint. Only Damek Tomscha was able to figure out the Braves prospect. Lakewood’s defense was generous, returning some of the largess that Rome presented in game one . Starter Seranthony Dominguez posted an inferior line. But, the bull pen was able to return the game to some semblance of normalcy.
Travel day Wednesday, game three will be in Lakewood on Thursday night.
Lakewood (74-65, 2-0, 1-1) Seranthony Dominguez retired the Braves in order in two of his five innings. Rome scored in each of the other three.
After a 1-2-3 first inning which featured two strike outs, Dominguez gave up the game’s first run on a ground out after a single and double. A two-run home run in the third inning stretched the home team’s lead to three runs.
Dominguez responded with a 1-2-3 fourth inning, that included two come backers. Rome chased him for god in the fifth. A walk, wild pitch, and throwing error by the catcher put the lead off runner on third. A strike out and hit batter ended Dominguez’ night. Edgar Garcia entered the game in relief. A stolen base and two-run throwing error on a fielder’s choice gifted the Braves two runs.
The Braves tacked on a meaningless run in the bottom of the eighth. Dominguez’ line was 4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP, 68 pitches/39 strikes (57.4%).
The BlueClaws were held to four hits by Toussaint. Damek Tomscha (.500) went 3-3 with a double, home run, RBI. Mark Laird (.412) had the ‘Claws other hit and a stolen base.
After a day off, the series will resume in Lakewood on Thursday. Alberto Tirado (7-1, 3.23) will get the start for the BlueClaws. The Braves’ #4 prospect, Kolby Allard (5-3, 3.73) gets the start for Rome. He was Atlanta’s #1 pick (#14 overall) in the 2015 draft. He is MLB’s #63 prospect and #8 among LHP prospects.
- Monday, September 12th: defeated Rome, 5-0 (Franklyn Kilome, 1-0)
- Tuesday, September 13th: lost to Rome, 6-1 (Seranthony Dominguez, 0-1)
- Wednesday, September 14th: No game scheduled
- Thursday, September 15th: v. Rome, 7:05 (Alberto Tirado)
- Friday, September 16th: v. Rome, 7:05 (Harold Arauz)
- Saturday, September 17th: v. Rome, 7:05 (TBD)
- No transactions.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.