Jeanmar Gomez pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits, two walks, while getting seven Ks and 13 groundball outs. Gomez's outing was probably the best single game pitching performance in the minor league system this year. Gomez's outing is well-timed both for a possible return to Cleveland and a little bump to his trade value. Vinnie Rottino provided the only offense that mattered with a solo HR (#5) in the 4th.
Not to be outdone, Steven Wright went six no-hit innings before allowing a leadoff single in the 7th and ceding his efforts to the bullpen. Wright's knuckleball was clearly moving, evidenced by his five walks (against four Ks), wild pitch and passed ball. Bryan Price (2IP, 2H, 0BB, 2K) and Preston Guilmet (1IP, 0H, 0BB, 2K) finished the shutout. Thomas Neal hit a solo HR (#7) and Tyler Holt went 2-4 with a double.
Giovanni Urshela had a 3-run HR (#7) and a sac fly, while Ronny Rodriguez added his tenth HR of the season, but Carolina was unable to prevent Frederick from scoring the final four runs of the game. Tony Wolters and Bo Greenwell continued their respective hot streaks with three hits apiece. Most of the damage came against Carolina starter, Francisco Jimenez, who allowed seven runs in less than five innings of work.
After blowing a four-run lead across the last three innings of regulation play, Lake County battled back to tie the game after losing the lead in the 12th, and then won the game with a walk-off sac fly from Jordan Smith, scoring Jose Ramirez, in the bottom of the 15th. Mason Radeke, making just his third start with the Captains, allowed one run in five innings while striking out eight. Radeke now has more than a K per inning with 4.5 K/BB in more than 60 innings for Lake County. Francisco Lindor had a double, single and two walks in eight plate appearances.
Tyler Naquin went 3-5, Charlie Valerio had two doubles in five ABs, and Robel Garcia added two hits, including a double, as part of the Scrappers first victory in Lowell.