Starting pitching has been the key for the Lemurs all season and it was the key to tonights 3-0 victory. Barret Loux rebounded from his last start against Texas and tonight he pitched seven shutout innings, allowing six hits, two walk, and striking out six T-Bones hitters. Loux tied his longest outing of going seven innings, he has done it three previous times on the season.
The Lemurs offense started early with a Cesar Valera solo home run to the flag poles in left center field. That was the fourth time this season that Valera has gone to souvenir city. The offense cooled until the seventh inning when Zane Chavez and J.D Pulfer hit back-to-back doubles and set the table up for Jesus Posso. Posso crushed a ball center field that drove in Chavez and Pulfer to give the Lemurs two insurance runs and a 3-0 lead. Posso is now hitting .400 and has 24 RBI with runners in scoring position on the season.
With the two insurance runs off of Kansas City stated Jared Messer, LHP Luis Pollorena came in and recorded a six-out save. That was Pollorena’s first save of the season and arguably the best outing of the season, not allowing a hit and striking out one hitter.
“I’ve been working with Ben (Moore) and Mike (Meyer) and they have helped me get back to the basics and it showed tonight.” Pollorena said.
The T-Bones threatened in the 5th inning when they loaded the bases in with one out but Loux was able to get out of the jam. Sergio Leon grounded into a fielders choice and Vladimir Frias was thrown out at the plate by Alvaro Rondon. Loux then got Brett Wiley on a fly out the end the inning and the threat.
Lemurs look to take three out of four from the T-Bones tomorrow night with first pitch at 7:05. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/LaredoLemurs and watch out games on YouTube.com/LaredoLemurs.com