Lookouts Lose To Barons Sunday, 7-2, In Rain Shortened Game

Final Game Of Series To Be Played Monday Night

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Birmingham Barons won their first game of the series over the Lookouts with a 7-2 win Sunday. The Barons broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh with four runs, then added two more runs in the eighth. The Lookouts got a run back in the bottom of the seventh but heavy rain prevented the completion of the game.

After the pre-game festivities were over, starting pitcher Andres Santiago recorded a quick 1-2-3 inning to start the game.  Lookouts infielder Darnell Sweeney  then led off the bottom of the first inning with a single, and stole second base later in the frame. Brian Cavazos-Galvez  recorded  a base hit to bring Sweeney around to score and the Lookouts took an early 1-0 lead.

It wasn’t until the third inning that the Barons were able to get on the board with Micah Johnson getting his fourth hit in the previous two games by legging out a two-out infield single and the runner on second base, Michael Early, never stopped running until his foot touched home. That was the only run that was scored against Andres Santiago, who was taken out of the game after the fifth inning even though he only threw 70 pitches.

Once the seventh inning rolled around the Barons put together four more runs on three doubles, an error and a single.

The Lookouts attempted to rally back in the bottom of the inning when Ryan Adams hit a double down the left field line and Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit a single to bring him around. The team stranded Cavazos-Galvez at second base and that was all the scoring that they could manage before the rain started. After a delay of  38 minutes the game was called with the game being a 7-2 final.    

The series finale will feature RHP Garrett Gould (0-4, 8.31 ERA) looking to get his first win of the season against RHP Terry Doyle (2-2, 6.00 ERA) of the Barons on Monday Night.  

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