Torres-Costa Dominates Gems
By: Erik Oas
The Gems left the country for the first time this season but their offensive troubles continued. Starter for the Harbourcats Quintin Torres-Costas dominated the Gems for six innings striking out nine Gem batters while just giving up one run in the 7-1 loss.
Quinitn Torres Costa was the story from the first batter on. The left handed thrower began his outing by striking out the first three batters he faced, in what was just his second start of the season Torres-Costa mastered the Gems through seven innings after departing by striking out the side in order for his third time.
Jordan Kron was effective in his five and one third of an inning pitched, keeping the Gems in the ball game by not allowing a big inning. Kron was able to allow his defense to work to escape jams when one run came across for Victoria in the first, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. All could have been worse if not for timely pitches. The Harbourcats blew the game wide open in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Luke Ehli who walked the first three batters could not finish the inning and allowed all three runners to score giving Victoria a 7-1 lead that was too much for an offense that has been scuffaling.
While the starter for the Harbourcats was impressive the Gems offense continues to struggle. They managed just one run for the entire evening and have now lost eight consecutive on the road, dropping to a 9-24 mark on the season.
The series continues tomorrow with the second game of the three game set from Victoria. Erik Oas will be on the call with a 6:55PM pregame show.