Game Notes & Quotes – 6/4

Bob Boone
Baysox 6, Senators 5

• Justin Bloxom supplied the early offense for the Senators as he collected three RBIs on a single and home run. But the first baseman also struck out with one down and the go-ahead run on third base in the bottom of the eighth.  “We had a chance to win that ballgame,” manager Matt LeCroy said, “We didn’t get that runner in from third. That’s part of the little things like that you have to do in order to win championships.”

• Baysox outfielder Henry Urrutia provided almost all of the Baysox offense as the Cuban defector went 4 for 4 with two home runs and five runs batted in. The deciding blow though was Steve Bumbry’s solo shot off Pat McCoy as he led off the ninth inning.

• One of the many moves by the Nationals today was promoting reliever Ian Krol to the major leagues. Prior to the game, LeCroy reflected on Rendon, Karns, and now Krol all getting the call directly from Harrisburg, “A lot of the guys (in the clubhouse) they believe you. But then when it happens, then you got everybody on board with it. These kids are excited for everybody going up. I think it gives them a little more incentive to go out there and get their work done really believing they’ve got a chance.”

• The first 1,000 fans through the gates received Bob Boone posters and the Nationals’ Assistant GM and Vice President of Player Development took photos and signed autographs for the fans during the game.

• Steven Souza lined a single up the middle in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

• Matt Grace made his Double-A debut for the Senators and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings. The southpaw did a solid job neutralizing the Baysox while he scattered three hits and struck out one. “I thought he found the zone. He went after the hitters and let his defense play. A real positive first outing,” LeCroy said, “He kept us in the ballgame. I really liked what I saw tonight.”

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