Winnipeg Goldeyes Shut Out Gary 6-0 to Win Series
WINNIPEG, MB. – It was as close to perfect as baseball can get for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
A two-run home run by David Bergin and seven four-hit shutout innings from starter Zack Dodson was all the Goldeyes needed as they whipped the Gary SouthShore RailCats 6-0 in the final game of a four-game series in Gary, Ind.
With the win, the Goldeyes finished their seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record and won the final series against Gary 3-1. The Fish are now 7-3 in their last 10 and to 26-23 on the season. They also remained alone in second place in the American Association’s North Division, 4.5 games back of the first-place St. Paul Saints
In seven innings of work, Goldeyes starter Dodson (3-3, 5.89 ERA) scattered four hits and a walk and had six strikeouts as he might have had his best outing of the season. He earned the win while the bullpen was perfect again. Victor Capellan worked a scoreless eighth and then Mitchell Lambson had a no-hit, no-run ninth and has now gone 14.1 innings without giving up a run.
RailCats starter Charle Rosario (6-4, 3.05 ERA) gave up three runs on seven scattered over 6.1 innings and suffered the loss.
The Goldeyes scored one in the third, one more in the fourth, one more in the sixth and then put up a three-spot in the eighth, highlighted by Bergin’s 13th home run of the season. He’s second in the American Association in homers behind two other players – Chris Jacobs of Sioux Falls and Matt Chavez of Wichita.
The Goldeyes outhit the RailCats for the fourth straight game, this time 11-5. Mason Katz led the way, going three-for-four with a run scored and two driven in. David Rohm went two-for-four with a run scored while Shawn Pleffner was two-for-four with a run scored and two RBI and is now hitting .354, good for third in the American Association. Wes Darvill had one hit in four trips with a run scored and is now hitting .349, fourth-best in the league.
After the game, the Goldeyes hopped on the bus and headed back home. They’ll get Monday off and then open a three-game series with Sioux City at Shaw Park at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday night. Right-hander Mikey O’Brien (5-2, 4.83 ERA) will get the start for the Goldeyes while the Explorers have yet to name a starter.
If you don’t have a ticket, all the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU.
Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports
Photos by Dan LeMoal