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Fish fall short against Saints to start home stretch

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Winnipeg Goldeyes catcher Luis Allen awaits the late throw home against the St. Paul Saints during an American Association game at Shaw Park Tuesday evening.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes catcher Luis Allen awaits the late throw home against the St. Paul Saints during an American Association game at Shaw Park Tuesday evening. Photo Store

If the Winnipeg Goldeyes want to stay in the wild-card hunt, they sure didn’t show it on Tuesday night in front of 6,936 fans. The Fish gave up two crooked numbers in the first two innings and committed a season-high five errors to drop a landslide of a game to the St. Paul Saints.

The Saints were determined to avoid a fourth consecutive shutout by the Goldeyes. Fish pitcher Jason Jarvis gave up three runs in the top of the first: back-to-back singles followed by a three-run homer by first baseman Brian Burgamy. The Goldeyes closed the gap in the bottom half of the inning with one run.

Jarvis continued to struggle in the second, allowing the bases to be loaded by walking or hitting batters. The Saints would score three more runs in the inning. Jarvis had the shortest start on the mound this season, pitching 1 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and seven runs. Newly signed pitcher Taylor Sewitt took over the mound and the Saints tacked on another run to take a commanding 7-1 lead.

Yurendell de Caster added a run for the Fish in the bottom of the third, but after two scoreless innings the Saints matched it to make the score 8-2.

With two outs in the seventh, Fehlandt Lentini crushed his seventh home run of the season over the left-field wall. The solo effort was the third run for the Goldeyes, but they weren’t able to build any momentum off of it.

Josh Mazzola hit a solo home run to make it 11-4, but that was as close as the Goldeyes would get.

Lentini was one of the lone bright spots on the Goldeyes roster, going 3-for4 with two RBI.

KEY PLAY: Down by five runs in the eighth, the Goldeyes faced a bases-loaded situation with no outs and needed to keep the Saints off the board in order to have a chance.

A sacrifice fly brought a run in for the Saints on the first play, and two errors later the bases were loaded again. Adam Frost and Dan Kaczrowski added runs to take a 11-3 lead and shuttered any chances of a Fish comeback.

FISH WRAP: Lucky for the Goldeyes, wild-card leaders the Gary SouthShore RailCats lost in extra innings to the Kansas City T-Bones. With both teams losing, the Goldeyes remain 1½ games back of the lone wild-card spot with six games to go.

kyle.jahns@freepress.mb.ca

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