July 18, 2008

Palm Beach pounded by Sarasota Reds

Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A):

SARASOTA--The Palm Beach Cardinals got pounded by the Sarasota Reds last night in High-A level action in Florida, losing 10-2 after taking a 2-0 lead to start the game.

Jumping on Sarasota Reds pitcher Alexander Smit in the first inning, the PB Cardinals took a 2-0 lead which they enjoyed for three innings before the Reds spent too innings demolishing Cards' pitching.

Tyler Henley led off the game with a double, scoring one out later on a Charles Kingrey single. Kingery would score a second out later on a Daryl Jones triple, the Cards up early, 2-0.

The Reds got one of those runs back in their first at-bats, Jacob Kahaulelio scoring while the Cards were executing a 6-4-3 double play.

Leading 2-1, PBs' starting pitcher Brad Furnish seemed to be holding his own for the first two innings. The wheels came off in the third when the Reds rallied for four runs, Furnish giving up a single, two walks, and two doubles, that when resorted in their actual order, produced a 5-2 lead.
Palm Beach relieved Furnish to start the fourth with Blake King, who only made it through two outs while the Reds added four more runs, going up 9-2. Eddie Degerman came on in relief, stopping the bloodletting, at least for the inning.

Degerman gave up one more run in the sixth, the Reds way out in front at 10-2.

Furnish took the loss, now 7-5 with a 4.55 ERA.

Bright spots in the offense were Daryl Jones, who went 2-for-4 with a triple, and DH Tyler Henley, who added a double.