Mistakes will hurt you, both in life and in baseball. Laredo made four errors in their 12-4 loss tonight to the Lincoln Saltdogs. Three errors came in one inning, in which Lincoln would score four runs and grab a 6-3 lead. Laredo got a valiant effort from starting pitcher Danny Moskovits, but he would not get the support he needed in the field nor at the plate tonight to get the Lemurs to victory.
Moskovits started his outing with a three up, three down first inning after the Lemurs hitters gave him a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Saltdogs came back in the second though. After the Lemurs ended up on the wrong side of a close call in the top of the second, costing them at least one run, the Saltdogs used a walk, a couple of hits, and an error in the outfield to score two runs and take a 2-1 lead after two innings.
The Lemurs were not done at the plate though. They bounced right back in the third inning and scored a pair of runs of their own, in part due to a Saltdogs error. Lincoln fought back in the bottom of the inning though as three of the first four batters reached on an error, the other on a hit. Once the dust cleared, the Lemurs committed three errors and gave up four runs and trailed 6-3 after the third. Entering the ballgame the Saltdogs and Lemurs were two of the top teams in the league in fielding percentage. They would combine to commit seven errors tonight.
Moskovits would get roughed up in the sixth before being pulled without recording an out that inning, giving way to Kyle DeVore. On the night Moskovits would throw five plus innings, allow 10 runs, only five earned, on 10 hits, wjhile walking one and striking out two. Kyle DeVore entered the game for his second outing of the season after coming off an injury from last season and would throw three innings and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. He would also record three strikeouts and record a scoreless seventh and eighth innings.
With Travis Denker leaving earlier in the day to join an Arizona Diamondbacks minor league affiliate, the Lemurs needed someone to step up offensively. J.D. Pulfer had one of his best games of the season at the plate tonight. He would reach base four times in five plate appearances, twice by hitting singles and twice by walking. He would also drive in a run as well as score a run for Laredo tonight in their 12-4 loss to Lincoln.