Big Inning For Cubs Dooms Manatees In 5-3 Loss
By Brevard County Manatees // August 20, 2013
doubleheader against lakeland starts today
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA – A five-run seventh inning for the Daytona Cubs spoiled a six shutout inning outing for Brent Suter as the Brevard County Manatees fell 5-3 on Sunday evening at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Suter (7-8, 3.14 ERA) limited the Cubs’ offense to just four hits and a walk while striking out six. Suter left the game while leading 1-0, in line to receive the win.
Stephen Peterson entered the game in relief of Suter in the seventh inning. Elliot Soto, the first man Peterson faced, reached base on a bunt single and advanced to second on a throwing error by Brandon Macias. Pin-Chieh Chen tied the game with an RBI single and that was followed by a Zeke DeVoss single. Wes Darvill loaded the bases with another bunt single.
Dustin Geiger plated Chen from third and gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead when he bounced into a double play to Yadiel Rivera. Dan Vogelbach followed Geiger with a two-out, two-run home run and then Kris Bryant followed with a solo shot to make it a 5-1 contest.
Peterson was charged with five runs and the loss in his only inning of work.
The Manatees (24-30 second half, 61-60 overall) cut their deficit to 5-3 in the top of the eighth inning. Macias drew a walk to begin the inning, before D’Vontrey Richardson singled and Rivera walked to load the bases with no outs. Nick Ramirez followed Rivera’s walk by recording a RBI ground out.
Brevard County had kicked off the scoring in the top of the third frame. With one out in the inning, T.J. Mittelstaedt cranked a Scott Baker pitch over the right field fence for a solo shot, his 11th homer of the season.
The Manatees cut their deficit to 5-3 in the top of the eighth inning. Macias drew a walk to begin the inning, before D’Vontrey Richardson singled and Rivera walked to load the bases with no outs.
Baker was making his second Major League rehab start with Daytona (30-19, 65-50). He tossed three frames before being lifted. Baker allowed just one run on three hits.
Austin Reed, with two outs in the ninth, allowed a double to Mittelstaedt and hit Macias with a pitch, bringing Richardson to the plate. Richardson, already with two hits on the night, struck out to end the game.
The Manatees have Monday off before hitting the road for a four-game series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers (25-24, 55-62). Today’s series opener will be a scheduled doubleheader.