Sunday, July 5, 2009

Seals Beat Caps in Extras

After blowing 4-0 and 6-4 leads, the Victoria Seals hung on and won in 10 innings on Saturday night with a 7-6 victory over the Edmonton Capitals. Trevor Davidson, who pinch-ran for Josh Arhart, scored the winning run on an infield grounder by Chris VanRossum. Arhart started the inning by getting hit by a pitch, the 8th time he has done so this season. Talk about taking one for the team...

Roberto Sotolongo pitched another great game for the Seals, giving up only three hits with no walks in six scoreless innings. He lowered his ERA to a team-best 1.99. Sotolongo left with a 4-0 lead, but it disappeared five batters later. Travis Wade came in and gave up a single, two walks and then a grand slam to tie the game. He walked another batter before he was pulled by Darrell Evans. Wade did not retire a batter on the night.

Jamar Hill hit his league-leading 12th home run and extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Jammer's power surge of late has raised his slugging percentage to an impressive .605 mark.

Javier Garcia got the win after blowing his first save attempt of the season. He gave up a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.