Newcomb gets the nod vs Marlins in 9th Spring Training Game of 2019
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By. Andrew Rodberg
In the ninth Spring Training game of 2019, the Braves gave the nod to Sean Newcomb as he took on the Marlins. Inhis first appearance of 2019, Newk gave up no hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout in 2 innings.
On Sunday afternoon, the Braves returned home (Orlando) for a matchup with the Miami Marlins. With a 1:05 start, the Braves faced the Marlins’ Dan Straily. For the Braves, they sent out half of their current starting lineup. The Marlins sent out multiple starters as well.
In the 1st, Newk showed that he is a clear starting rotation arm as he sent down five straight batters after giving up a lead-off single. As the Braves saw he was feeling good, they allowed him to pitch the first three innings. (1st Braves pitcher to get three innings)
Sean Newcomb: 3IP, 0BB, 3K’s, 2H’s, 0ER’s
In the bottom of the first, the Braves bats came alive as Freddie Freeman hit a (first at bat) double and Tyler Flowers followed it up with a 2-run HR to left field to give the Braves a 2-0 lead.
More of the same happened in the second as Braves OF, Adam Duvall earned his first Spring Training hit and it came in the form of a solo HR to left field that extended the Braves to 3-0.
Arodys Vizcaíno entered the game in the top of the fourth and completely shut down the Marlins with 3 strikeouts and a HBP
Arodys Vizcaíno: 1IP, 0BB, 3K’s, 0H, 0ER
In the fifth, Jesse Biddle took over and couldn’t get an easy out as he gave up three singles and a double to allow the Marlins to score. 4-2
Jesse Biddle: 1IP, 0BB’s, 0K, 4H, 2ER
The Braves then called Jonny Venters to take over the sixth. In doing so, Jonny gave up a lead-off double and followed it up with two groundouts and a flyout that got him out of the inning only giving up 1 run. The Marlins cut the lead to 4-3.
Jonny Venters: 1.IP, 0BB’s, 0K, 1H, 1ER
In the top of the seventh, Corbin Clouse took the mound. After having multiple good outings this spring, he followed it up with a scoreless inning.
Corbin Clouse: 1IP, 0BB, 1K, 0H, 0ER
In the bottom of the seventh, the Braves yet again got the Marlins pitchers on the ropes and Adam Duvall got his second hit of the day with another solo HR to give the Braves a 5-3 lead.
The top of the eighth belonged to Patrick Weigel. A high prospect in the Braves farm system, retired the side with two popouts and a groundout.
Patrick Weigel: 1IP, 0BB, 0K, 0H, 0ER
The Braves turned to Joey Wentz to close out the game and seal the victory. Wentz loaded the bases with two singles and a walk and was unable to escape clean free as the Marlins tied the game at 5-5.
Joey Wentz: .1IP, 1BB, 0K, 3H, 2ER
Following the disaster of Wentz, the Braves sent Andres Santiago to the mound. Santiago was able to stop the Marlins attack with a strikeout and flyout to keep the game tied.
Andres Santiago: .2IP, 0BB, 1K, 0H, 0ER
Andres Blanco came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and ended the game on a solo WALK OFF HR as the Braves beat the Marlins 6-5. They now will remain home (Orlando) to face the Houston Astros tomorrow at 1:05pm
Adam Duvall: 2-3, 2HR’s (2x Solo HR), 2RBI’s
Alex Jackson: 2-2, 1HR (Solo HR), 1RBI
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