Hurtubise slipped into third place before the throw and did what he tried to force bad throws. Left fielder Lester Madden’s throw sailed over Cobie Vance’s head. Hurtubise got up and sprinted 2-0 home.
“The pressure he’s putting on the field and the other team – they have to be perfect,” said Moreno. “We want to create chaos, and sometimes that happens when you have someone who can run like that. You’re trying to get perfect throws and that won’t happen. “
The Dragons got a great 1: 2 pitching punch from starter and vacant free agent Spencer Stockton and Ricky Salinas from round 25. Stockton (2-0) worked five innings, allowed one hit, and hit three. Salinas threw three innings, allowed one hit, and hit four.
Salinas started last week, allowing four runs before being relieved in the second inning. In Stockton’s only relief appearance, he allowed two hits in 4 1/3 goalless innings. Moreno and pitching coach Brian Garman decided to give Stockton that start.
“The plan was really good,” said Moreno. “Stockton gave us the opportunity to stay in the game. Then Salinas went out. “
The Lugnuts (5-5) only had two hits, but they scored the ninth hit when Johnnie Schneider hit a batsman and three went right after the first batsman was taken out. Eddy Demurias came in and got a strikeout and groundout on a 3-0 spot for his first save.
Rey also had a victim fly in fifth for his league-leading 14th RBI. He scored the final run of the Dragons in ninth on Eric Yang’s single.
“He’s putting the barrel on the good pitches,” Moreno said of Rey. “You can now say that he’s not chasing too many bad pitches out of the strike zone. And when you do, you have many options for having good bats. “
Richardson realized: Dragon starter Lyon Richardson was named High-A Central League Pitcher of the Week from May 4th to 9th. Richardson made two starts and threw eight scoreless innings. He allowed four hits with four strides and hit nine. Richardson was the Cincinnati Reds second-round draft pick in 2018 after high school graduation.
Next game: The Dragons send Richardson (1-0, 0.00 ERA) up the hill Friday night in a game that airs on Dayton’s CW. Richardson is ranked # 13 in the Reds by Baseball America.