I’ll break out Michael Kopech‘s start for Sunday morning, because the Winston-Salem Dash deserve to be the focus of this one.
Joel Booker once again delivered the late-game heroics, executing the suicide squeeze in the 10th inning for a 6-5 victory over Carolina. Considering Booker’s walk-off (Dash-off) steal of home made the national highlights, he’s had himself a helluva week.
But it’s more remarkable how the Dash tied this one up, because the Dash trailed 5-0 as late as one out in the eighth inning.
And then this happened:
- Joel Booker homer
- Blake Rutherford double
- Luis Alexander Basabe homer
- Micker Adolfo homer
- Pitching change
- Gavin Sheets popout
- Yermin Mercedes homer
We told you this team was special.
— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) April 15, 2018
Booker had the chance to put the Sox ahead before the 10th, but he popped out with runners on second and third to end the four-dinger frame.
The Dash are now 7-3, and Basabe has a lot to do with it. He’s hitting .410/.467/.667 over nine games.
- Ryan Cordell went 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
- Charlie Tilson was 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Daniel Palka homered for the third straight game, going 1-for-4 with a K.
- Casey Gillaspie was also 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 11 groundouts, zero flyouts.
- Thyago Vieira: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Joel Booker went 2-for-5 with a homer and a walk.
- Blake Rutherford, 2-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
- Luis Alexander Basabe, 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
- Micker Adolfo was 1-for-4 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
- Gavin Sheets was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and an HBP.
- Yermin Mercedes, 2-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
- Yeyson Yrizarri went 2-for-5 with a strikeout and a stolen base.
- Ricardo Pinto: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR
- Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-2 with three walks, a strikeout and a stolen base.
- Justin Yurchak went 1-for-4 with a walk.
- Carlos Perez, 2-for-4 with a double.
- Tyler Johnson: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
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