Posted by Wally Murphy at 6:32 AM
The Lexington Legends were at Grayson Stadium Wednesday evening to play the first game of the four game series with the Savannah Sand Gnats. The 1,126 fans saw good pitching from both teams.
The first run of the game was scored by the Gnats when Cesar Puello made a bunt single, stole second, and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher. He scored on a sac fly to center by Alonso Harris.
Lexington scored their only run to tie the game in the 6th inning when Jose Altuve singled and scored on a double by J.D. Martinez.
Savannah took the lead in the 6th: Wilmer Flores tripled to left field and scored on a single by Jefry Marte. In the 8th inning the Gnats scored their final two runs with out a hit thanks to a base on ball, an error, and a wild pitch.
Starting Legends pitcher, Tanner Bushue, went six innings, gave up 2 runs on 8 hits,2BB, and struck out five. Baseball America Prospect Handbook(2010) ranks Bushue as the 7th best prospect in the Houston Astros organization.
Armando Rodriquez (1-3)was impressive for the Gnats winning his first game of the year. He pitched 62/3 innings, allowed 1 run on 5 hits, walked two and struck out seven.
The Sand Gnats had 9 hits for the game: Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Jefry Marte was 2-for-4 with an RBI.