Offenses and Weather Damp as Bulls Blank Braves 1-0 | Sports
Sports
INDY Week's sports blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on | Add on  

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Offenses and Weather Damp as Bulls Blank Braves 1-0

Posted by on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Jason Cromer
  • Jason Cromer

DBAP/ DURHAM—On a cold, wet night, the Bulls pieced together a second consecutive shutout against the Gwinnett Braves. Faced with the tall order of facing the Atlanta Braves' number one prospect, the Bulls proved equal to the task despite relying on their fifth starter.

The Bulls' starting pitcher, Jason Cromer, scattered three Braves hits over five scoreless innings of work.  Once Cromer left the game after the fifth the bullpen continued its stellar work in the young season, tossing five strikeouts in four innings of work and keeping the Braves off the scoreboard.

The Gwinnett Braves sent Tommy Hanson, their system's pitching phenom, to the hill in his second start of the year.

In his first outing, Hanson struck out 10 batters in four and one-third innings of work against the Charlotte Knights. He didn't prove as dominant tonight, though he did strike out seven in five and two-thirds innings.

Hanson got off to a rough start in the first, needing 30 pitches to get out of a one-out, two-men-on jam. He effectively used his superb curve ball to escape the tough spot, striking out three in the inning.

However, the Durham offense got to him in the third. Jon Weber led off the inning with a single, and promptly moved over to second on a wild pitch. Reid Brignac then tallied his second double and third RBI of the season, driving in Weber on a ball hit over the head of Gwinnett center fielder Gregor Blanco.

After allowing the run Hanson settled down and retired the last 10 batters he faced. He was pulled in the middle of the sixth inning to prevent his pitch count from topping 100.

Cromer got the win, going five innings without allowing a run. Winston Abreu pitched hitless eighth and ninth innings to record his first save.  Due to some timely defense (two double plays and a runner caught stealing) the Bulls were able to face 29 batters, only two over the minimum, despite allowing five Gwinnett baserunners.

The Bulls have been getting wins with pitching, only scoring 16 runs en route to a 5-0 start.  Durham has only allowed five runs over that five-game period, for a team ERA of 1.00.

The Bulls will be back in action tomorrow for a day game against the Braves; the first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM.

Box Score

Tags: , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Sports



Twitter Activity

Comments

If you need to hire a real hacker to help spy on your partner's cell phone remotely, change your grades …

by Stacey Jones on Duke vs. Villanova: Four Factor Preview (Sports)

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

If you need to hire a real hacker to help spy on your partner's cell phone remotely, change your grades …

by Stacey Jones on Duke vs. Villanova: Four Factor Preview (Sports)

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

what i gonna to do is to be my hero and be awesome, just like them, cannot change history and …

by heartnecklace on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

wwe is too violate, if some can fix it that will be okay.

by heartnecklace on Should North Carolina State try to suplex the WWE? (Sports)

Gaffe-r is right...he f8cks up all the time. "A lot of success over the last 3 years"....less smoke blows out …

by DonGarbageBlows on Colin Clarke returns as head coach of Carolina RailHawks (Sports)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation