Riding a 9-game winning streak coming into this Tuesday 6:30PM game, the Admirals took on a DBacks squad, the team they last lost to.
With 7 (!) Admirals signed out, the team had to call on the services of spares Dean and Hayden to field a team.
The game started well for the Admirals who batted through the order in the 1st inning to score 4 runs. The DBacks countered by scoring 5 to take a slim 1-run lead.
In the 2nd, the Admirals won the inning by plating 3 runs compared to the DBacks 2 that had the score tied at 7s.
The DBacks held the Admirals to a goose egg in the 3rd and scored one to wrestle back their 1 run lead.
In the 4th, highlighted by a Dean inside-the-park-home-run, the Admirals scored 2, and held the DBacks off the scoreboard to take 1 run lead.
The DBacks again held the Admirals to a goose egg in the 5th and plated 3 runs to take modest 2 run lead going into the umpire-called-last-inning.
Duran started off the inning with a lead-off triple who was later cashed by a Dean sac fly.
But that was as close as the Admirals could get, stranding the tying run on 3rd and go ahead run on 1st.
No time to dwell on the loss, as the Admirals, who will again be short half their team, get right back at it on Wednesday with a doubleheader starting at 6:30.
Statistical Shout Outs
Jay "#GoingForDougShortAward" Whyte: 4 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI
Dean "#GoodToBeBack" Kirkey: 2 for 2 at the plate, with a home run, 2 sac flies, 2 runs scored and 5 RBI
Duran "#DesignatedPinchRunner" Spray: 3 for 4 at the plate, with a double, a triple and 3 runs scored
Morgan "#DaddyAnyDayNow" Benthan: 3 for 4 at the plate, with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI
Dunner: $5 (stranding a runner at 3B with less than 2 outs)
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