STOCKTON, CA -- On Wednesday, April 9, the Stockton Ports took on the Bakersfield Blaze in a 10:35 am start at Banner Island Ballpark. The Ports once again got a great pitching performance from Henry Rodriguez, but fell in a nail-biter to Zach Phillips and the Blaze by a score of 2-1.
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made his second start of the season. He was excellent once again, going six strong innings, allowing only two hits and two walks. Rodriguez struck-out eight.
Bakersfield tapped Zach Phillips
for the start. The tall lefty was brilliant, as well, striking out 10 in five innings. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk.
Stockton catcher Jed Morris
rounds third after his solo homerun in the second inning. It was Stockton's only run of the game and Morris' first homer of the year.
Stockton DH Sean Doolittle
runs down the line after hitting a single. He went 2-4 in the game.
Morris makes the tag on KC Herren in the 9th inning after a single by Chris Gradoville
. The ump ruled that Herren was safe on the game-winning run.
The Ports got two runners on in the ninth, but Chris Carter
flew out to end the game.