FREDERICK, MD – Behind six scoreless innings from Frederick starting pitcher Tyler Wilson, the Keys shutout the Potomac Nationals by a score of 4-0 in front of 3,651 fans at Harry Grove Stadium while former MLB all-star Brad Lidge gets the loss.
Wilson, in addition to not allowing any runs, tied a career high in strikeouts, registering seven in the win. No walks and just three hits were given up by Wilson, who moves to 2-1 on the year while his ERA is lowered to 2.14.
Lidge, pitching for Potomac on a rehab assignment, got the loss after going just 1/3 of an inning and giving up a run on two hits and a walk. Lidge threw 22 pitches on the night as the two-time all-star, two-time Cy Young candidate and two-time MVP got the loss.
Jason Gurka completed the shutout effort for Frederick, going three innings and giving up just one hit as he earned his first save of the year.
The win puts the Keys at 22-32 on the year while Potomac falls to 24-30.
All the scoring in the game was done in the first two innings. After Aaron Baker hit a runner home against Lidge in the first inning, the Keys got through against relief pitcher Matt Grace, who was tonight’s scheduled starter.
The Keys would score three times against Grace to take a 4-0 lead. After Just Dalles started the second with a leadoff double, Michael Mosby – who went 3-for-3 on the night – reached on an infield single, but Dalles scored after a throwing error to first on the play.
With two outs in the inning, Garabez Rosa reached on a single and then Johnny Ruettiger got on with a walk. The next batter, Jeremy Nowak, brought both home with a two-out two-RBI double to give the Keys a comfortable 4-0 lead.
With Wilson on cruise control, the Keys were able to leave with a 4-0 victory.
The Keys are back in action Tuesday night with a doubleheader starting at 5 PM. LHP Rick Zagone (2-0, 3.12 ERA) is scheduled to start game one and he’ll face RHP Trevor Holder (2-1, 4.99 ERA).
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