Delmarva 1 - Columbia 0


Press Release:

COLUMBIA, SC – Monday’s tilt at Spirit Communications Park proved to be quite the barn-burner with premier pitching. Columbia’s David Peterson allowed just two hits over seven innings but surrendered a first-inning run to the pesky Shorebirds. Delmarva defeated the Fireflies, 1-0. It was the first 1-0 game Columbia has played in this season.

Peterson, the 20th overall selection in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, lasted seven innings for a second straight start. Over his last three outings, he’s allowed just one earned run. That one run was scored by Delmarva’s (25-12) Kervin Moesquit in the first frame on Monday. The switch-hitter drew a free pass and soon after stole second. The speedy second baseman moved to third on a groundout and then scored when T.J. Nichting bounced out to Columbia’s shortstop Edgardo Fermin. The run scored in the inning without a hit.

Peterson would not allow another runner to reach second base the rest of the evening, let alone score. The former All-American at the University of Oregon has shrunk his ERA down to 2.05.

The Fireflies mustered just a pair of hits as well on Monday, curtesy of Jeremy Vasquez and Ali Sanchez. Columbia’s (19-18) hitters were flummoxed by Michael Baumann (W, 5-0), who won his fifth game and lowered his ERA to 1.42 (seven starts).

Peterson wasn’t the only pitcher who impressed. Darwin Ramos and Stephen Villines each hurled scoreless innings of work. Villines struck out the side and has now fanned 33 batters in 19 innings.

Columbia must win on Tuesday to split the four-game series. First pitch of the series finale between the Fireflies and Shorebirds is scheduled for 7:05 ET at Spirit Communications Park. Righty Marcel Renteria (2-1, 5.02) is slotted to start for Manager Pedro Lopez.


Thomas Brennan said...

Is David Peterson already better than Jason Vargas? And after Jason Bay, shouldn't the Mets avoid Jasons in the future?

Anonymous said...

Dave Eiland - 12 wins/22 losses over ten years of starting.

Anonymous said...

Mets TEN observations of late:

1. Again, the majority of strikeouts happen to batters who swing at pitches outside the strikezone. Pitchers need to know this too.

2. Wouldn't mind seeing Noah pitch all his pitches more, setting up each one by the last one thrown. He can and has before. He is Thor!

3. Get the throws from the Outfield more precision. Could save a run.

4. Sewald not past two innings is best for team. two is a lot for most relievers.

5. Lugo is on fire from pen, muiy fuego man. Can set-up very well, maybe close some too. Seth is a great addition there. Gsellman too.

6. Is this the same Juan Lagares we had the past few years? Holy cow man! Looks invigorated and bulked up to hit the gappers now! Congrats to Juan for finding his way home!

7. Just because you lead off, does not mean you have to always take the first pitch. It may be the best pitch you see in any given at bat.
Stay aggressive is a good thing too.

8. I still prefer the catcher calling the game's pitches. Just me. Keeps him engaged and pitcher can always shrug off like the old days. But it's the catcher(s) who should study the opposing team batters pre-game. There is just something right about this, something traditional I like.

9. Watch your third base coach once rounding second. Some teams don't.

10. Try not to swing for the fences late in a game especially third strike when all your team really needs is a single base hit. Homeruns are awesome but this 2018 Mets team has been beaten and beaten other teams by singles hitting. It happens.

Thomas Brennan said...

Ten excellent observations. Lagares knew this year was put up or head for the trash heap, and he is sure delivering...keep it up, and no unnecessary dives - let's keep those thumbs intact.

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