08/03/2015 6:47 PM
James Boddicker was one of three T-Bones players with three hits Monday at Winnipeg, including this double in the sixth inning. (Photo by Dan LeMoal.)
WINNIPEG, Canada – The Kansas City T-Bones smacked 17 hits and won the series against Winnipeg with a 7-5 win Monday evening at Shaw Park against the Goldeyes.
The T-Bones, who led the entire game, struck first with an Adam Bailey RBI single in the first inning, which plated Nate Tenbrink for an early 1-0 lead, against the reigning American Association pitcher of the week, Nick Hernandez (8-4). Hernandez was then hammered, for four runs in the second inning. All four runs, came with two outs, as Kansas City took an early 5-0 lead.
The high-powered Goldeyes offense struck for four of their own, in the bottom of the fifth inning, with two separate two-run home runs against T-Bones starting pitcher Kris Regas, to bring the score to a 5-4 T-Bones lead. Regas, pitching on short rest, finished the game with 4 2/3 innings pitched, and allowed four runs on just four hits, to go with six strikeouts.
The T-Bones racked out 17 hits, and every starter in the game, contributed with at least one hit. Nate Tenbrink, Jake Blackwood and James Boddicker each had three hits for Kansas City.
Joe Van Meter (3-3) picked up the win for Kansas City, with 1 1/3 perfect innings out of the Kansas City bullpen. Aaron Baker continued his dominant season, with a perfect seventh inning. Fernando Hernandez picked up his 14th save of the season, with 2 innings of one-run baseball, preserving the series win for Kansas City.
The T-Bones finished the road-trip with a 4-2 record, and won both series, 2-1, over Sioux Falls and Winnipeg.
The T-Bones (36-27), who continue to lead the Wild Card, begin a eight-game homestand, Wednesday evening, against Joplin in a double-header, scheduled for a 5:30 first pitch. The first game will be a continued game, and will last nine innings, followed by a seven-inning game. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.