WALDORF, MD.—RHP Brian Grening picked up his 10th win of the season he led the Blue Crabs to the 6-0 victory at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Gustavo Molina put the Blue Crabs up early when he belted a two run homerun over the wall in left in the bottom of the second to make it 2-0.
In the bottom of the fourth, the righty Kyle Simon loaded the bases after surrendering hit to Molina and issuing walks to Walton, and Marte. Eric Garcia stepped to the plate and lofted a fly ball to left. The oncoming Anthony Hewitt dropped the baseball allowing two runs to score to make it 4-0. The next hitter Gary Brown ripped a double to left center allowing two more runs to score to bring the score to 6-0 Blue Crabs.
That was all the righty Brian Grening needed as he hurled eight innings, striking out a season high 10 hitters. At one point in the contest, Grening retired 10 straight. He now has won 10 games in a season for the second time in his career with the previous time coming back in 2012 while pitching in the American Association.
The Blue Crabs will look to keep their playoff hopes alive tomorrow night when they take on the Bees in game two of the three game series. The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M.
GAME BROADCAST vs. NEW BRITAIN 9/13/16
6:30 P.M.: “Blue Crabs on Deck”-Pregame Show
7:05 P.M.: Live Play-by-Play Broadcast
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