Myrtle Beach 1, (at) Potomac 0 (box score)
▪ When Estarlin Martinez was picked off of second and caught stealing of third base by catcher Victor Caratini to end the eighth inning. He was the last baserunner the Nationals would get in scoring position.
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▪ Jonathan Martinez | tied his career high with 7 innings pitched, didn’t allow a run, surrendered no walks and allowed just four Nationals on base. Martinez also struck out Jason Werth, who was completing a rehab assignment.
What they're saying
▪ Martinez on striking out Jayson Werth: “It's always good to be able to face players like that as a minor league pitcher. He beat me the first with a hanging slider, so the next time I was focused on making a better pitch when I was ahead in the count. I had him 3-2 and thought he would be thinking fastball since I am a lower-level guy in the minors. I went to changeup, and I guessed right.”
By the numbers
▪ 6 | Wins for Jonathan Martinez, which is tied for the team lead
▪ 0 | Earned runs scored in the game. The lone Pelicans run came across as unearned due to a passed ball
▪ 20 | Consecutive scoreless innings thrown by the Pelicans bullpen, which added two more on Thursday night
▪ Win | Martinez (6-1)
▪ Save | Michael Heasch (3)
▪ Loss | Austen Williams, Potomac (1-1)
▪ Myrtle Beach | 10-11 first half, 51-39 overall
▪ Potomac | 11-8, 44-45
▪ Who | at Potomac
▪ When | 7:05 p.m.
▪ Radio | 1450-AM
Quotes and information courtesy of Myrtle Beach Pelicans