July 29, 2015


Goldeyes Report

A long day for Fish ends the right way

IT was a happy end to a long day for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

Arriving after sunrise from Nebraska and their season-opening 10-game road trip, the Goldeyes brought sharp pitching and timely hitting to Shaw Park and sent the sellout crowd of 7,886 home happy with a 4-1 win over the Laredo Lemurs.

'It's awesome, especially battling some adversity'

-- Goldeyes slugger Tim Smith on the team's long-awaited return home

Starter Matt Rusch works against the Lemurs Monday.

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Starter Matt Rusch works against the Lemurs Monday. Photo Store

Winnipeg, now 9-2, got six solid innings from starter Matthew Rusch, who's 3-0.

The Lemurs, who had reeled off 10 straight wins to start the American Association season, came into the game batting .297 as a team but managed just five hits off Goldeyes pitching.

 

Gamebreakers

  • Left-fielder Tim Smith cracked open the battle of the American Association titans in the bottom of the sixth with a one-out double over the bag at first, cashing two runs for a 3-1 lead.
  • Winnipeg's bullpen -- on Monday it was Chris Kissock, Brendan Lafferty and Patrick Keating -- took care of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings by facing just 10 Laredo batters.

 

Key play

  • Lemurs' DH John Allen hit into an inning-ending double-play in the eighth, the result of fine relief work from Goldeyes' Brendan Lafferty. Lafferty has now worked six innings this season. He came in Monday and threw strikes, inducing the ground ball that shortstop Nate Samson turned into the twin killing with a fine play to his left.

 

Fish wrap

  • The Lemurs had just nine baserunners in dropping their first game of the season.
  • The Goldeyes touched up Laredo lefty starter David Neumann for three runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings work. Winnipeg's batting this season is better against left-handed pitching than right, now over .300.

 

On the hook

  • The Goldeyes and Lemurs are right back at it tonight at 7 at Shaw Park.

-- Campbell

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 28, 2013 C1

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