Winston-Salem Dash 3, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
Traded earlier in the day, former Pelicans outfielder Eloy Jimenez’s base hit in the third brought in two runs to give Winston-Salem a 2-1 lead. He would later come around to score, a run that would prove to be a winning one for the Dash.
Myrtle Beach left fielder Eddy Martinez was 2-for-3 in the game, hitting a home run in the third inning.
Winner: Brannon Easterling (6-5) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out three Pelican hitters.
Loser: Duncan Robinson (0-2) went five innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He struck out six in a losing effort.
By the numbers
0 Hits allowed by Winston-Salem relievers Victor Diaz and Ian Hamilton in three innings of work on Thursday night.
2 Combined hits by former Myrtle Beach players Bryant Flete and Jimenez in Thursday’s win for Winston-Salem. The two of them, along with teammates Matt Rose, were traded to the Chicago White Sox organization earlier in the day.
9 Runners left on base by the Pelicans in Thursday’s game.
Myrtle Beach falls to 8-12 in the second half of the Carolina League season, while Winston-Salem Dash improves to 10-11.
The same two teams return to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Friday for the third game in their four-game set. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.