Ingram and Ramos Shine, but Fireflies Take A Weird L in Charleston | Astromets Mind

Friday, April 8, 2016

Ingram and Ramos Shine, but Fireflies Take A Weird L in Charleston



Columbia Fireflies @ Charleston River Dogs


April 7, 2015



Teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

R
H
E
Columbia
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0

4
8
1
Charleston
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
4

5
4
0
W: Reeves (1-0, 0.00 ERA); L: Palsha (0-1, 40.50 ERA); BS: Magliozzi (1)


The Highlights:

Pitchers

Chase Ingram (0.00 ERA) – 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 7 K, 70 Pitches (40 Strikes), 3 GO: 2 FO
Craig Missigman (4.50 ERA) – 2 IP, H, R, 3 BB, 3 K, HBP, 1 FO
Seth Davis (H, 1, 0.00 ERA) – 2 IP, BB, 2 K, 3 FO
Alex Palsha (H, 1)(L, 0-1, 40.50 ERA) – 0.2 IP, H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, K
Johnny Magliozzi (BS, 1) – 0 IP, 3 IR – 2 S


Domingo Acevedo (7.36 ERA) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 5 K, 73 Pitches (51 Strikes), 4 GO: 1 FO

Batters

Vinny Siena – 2-4, R, 2B (1), SO
Dash Winningham – 1-4, R, SO
David Thompson – 1-3, BB, SO
Jean Rodriguez – 1-4, R
Tyler Moore – 1-3, R, RBI (1), BB, SO
Milton Ramos – 2-4, 2 RBI (2), SO

Recap


            The Columbia Fireflies made their franchise debut Thursday night in Charleston, and for more than 8 innings, everything was going perfectly. Their opening day starter tossed a gem. Their stud shortstop was the star on offense and defense. The relief had done their job, including a very nice appearance from Seth Davis. But then the bottom of the 9th inning happened, and anyone watching the end of the game saw something truly unexpected. #YouCantPredictBall
            Chase Ingram and Domingo Acevedo were the headline early, as both starters K’d 5 through the first 3 innings. Ingram was sitting 88-92 MPH with his fastball and mixed in a change, but it was his curveball that wowed. See for yourself below, but the mid-70’s offering is a big looper. He was a little erratic early, which results in a few curveballs released too early and a few fastballs released too late, but he mostly cruised in just his second pro start. Acevedo throws 95+ MPH heat, and was reported as high as 99 MPH by the Charleston announcers, but he lost control of that pitch in the 4th inning, and Columbia pounced on him for 3 runs.
            Craig Missigman was the first man in for Columbia, and he was very wild during his 2-inning stint, but Charleston couldn’t take advantage for more than a run. The Fireflies would extend their lead to 4-1 in the 6th against the Charleston bullpen – I go into the scoring details below, with GIF highlights. Seth Davis followed Missigman with 2 really strong innings, which left Columbia in a great position to win.
Unfortunately, Alex Palsha was as wild as Missigman, walking 4 batters, the last of which led to a run. The Fireflies manager chose to bring in a new pitcher with a chance to save the game, and Johnny Magliozzi got the count to 3-2 before things would be decided. With the runners geared up to go, Magliozzi spun around and had Hoy Jun Park caught halfway to 3B, and for one second it seemed like the game would end positively for Columbia. But then Eduardo Navas broke for home, because what else can he do with two outs and his teammate screwed? Suddenly, Magliozzi had to turn his focus away from the runner in a pickle to stop the tying run from scoring. He spun around and rushed his throw home, but it was high and wide, so it got away from catcher Tyler Moore. This allowed Park to come around and score the winning run, when just a few seconds later he looked like the goat.
            What a crazy ending, but the great thing about baseball is that they get to go out and try to win tomorrow. The Fireflies continue their series in Charleston Friday night at 7:05 PM, with lefty P.J. Conlon scheduled to pitch for Columbia.



Scoring Highlights


            David Thompson and J.C. Rodriguez picked up a pair of singles with one out in the 2nd inning, but the Fireflies couldn’t capitalize in the frame.



            Vinny Siena led off the 4th with a sharply lined single into LF. Dash Winningham would follow with a chopper into RF, and Siena did not hesitate to go to 3B. Siena’s hustle would pay off when he scored on a wild pitch to David Thompson. Two batters later Tyler Moore would single home Dash for the second run of the frame. After Lupo reached on a HBP (took 96 MPH to the elbow), Milton Ramos did a nice job of taking the heat to RF for an RBI single.





            Ramos would come up with runners on the corners and two outs in the 6th inning, and this flare to RF brought home J.C. from 2B.


            Vinny Siena added a double in the 7th, but he’d be thrown out trying to leg out a triple.


            Here’s the walkoff… miscue.



Defensive Highlights


            David Thompson did a nice job handling this bunt attempt in the 1st inning.


            Milton Ramos was the star on defense, making several nice plays look easy – one more promising shortstop in the pipeline sounds great to me!





Pitcher Coverage


Chase Ingram

Table 1 – Pitch stats by inning

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Total
22
15
14
20
71
Strikes
12
9
8
12
41
Swinging*
1
4
1
5
11
*15.5% Swinging strike rate

Ingram struck out Chris Gittens looking on 3 pitches for his first SAL K.




He'd strike out Kendall Coleman and Angel Aguilar for the final two outs in the second inning.


91 MPH for the K

Jeff Hendrix and Hoy Jun Park went down for the last two outs in the third.


Clocked at 88 MPH


He'd strike out Gittens again in the fourth, and then ended the frame with a strikeout of Kyle Holder.





Bonus Ingram action










Seth Davis

Eduardo Navas goes down swinging

Jhalan Jackson takes a called strike 3


Domingo Acevedo


95 for K2


87 for K3





  • 0Blogger Comment
  • Facebook Comment
  • Disqus Comment

Leave your comment

Post a Comment

comments powered by Disqus
submit to reddit