Final Day In Lexington

Tough loss last night for the ‘Birds, 7-6 in 11 innings.  They came back with two in the ninth inning to tie the game but Jonathan Meyer hit a liner into center field to plate the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning. 

The good news is that Lakewood also lost to West Virginia 4-0.  The Shorebirds remain 6.5 games out of first place as August begins today.

Couple notes from last night…

– Always nice to see a long homer like Steve Bumbry hit last night.  It looked to me like it cleared the entire big video board out in right-center field.  It was his fourth home run of the season and his sixth as a professional. 

– Kieron Pope has one RBI in each game of the current series.  He ranks second on the Shorebirds with 38 knocked in.  His career high in a single-season is 45, accomplished with the ‘Birds in 107 games in ’08.

– After going 0-for-21 between 7/22 and 7/26, Ty Kelly has turned it around and is 7-for-16 in his last four games.

– The last Shorebirds starter to earn a win was Kenny Moreland on 7/21 when he beat Hickory

– The Shorebirds have tallied a run in the first inning in each of the last two games

– The ‘Birds are 4-10 in extra-inning games this season

– Relief pitcher Nick Haughian has stepped up and hurled 13.2 innings since the 20th of July.

– Ty Kelly leads the Shorebirds with 11 sacrifices on the season (sometimes an area which people don’t notice)

It’s a 3 hour trip to West Virginia so we should be in around 9 p.m. tonight.  Continue to support the club!



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