Hector Noesi turned in a Quality Start on Tuesday afternoon, striking out nine Isotopes in a 10-6 win against Albuquerque (Colorado Rockies).
For the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the victory pushed their record to 40-32 in the Pacific Coast League. A solid record, but only good enough for third in the tough PCL American Southern Division.
Noesi (7-3, 2.87) struck out nine over six innings, allowing two runs on three hits and zero walks. He put 65-of-89 pitches over the plate with 5,793 in attendance at Isotopes Park. Noesi’s sparkling ERA would lead the PCL this season, if not for fellow rotation member Zac Gallen‘s other-worldly mark of 1.77. Riley Ferrell, on a rehabilitative stint with the Cakes, pitched two hitless innings and appears ready to (re)join the Miami Marlins. Parker Bugg gave up four runs in the ninth, but managed to secure the final three outs in a non-save situation.
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The Baby Cakes offense would see all eight starters hit safely at least once. Deven Marrero led there group with three singles. Lewis Brinson only collected one base hit, but drew three walks and scored three runs in the victory. Eddy Alvarez also reached four times, with two walks, a single, and a solo home run, his second for New Orleans. Wilkin Castillo drew a walk and hit two singles.
Brinson has pushed his average to .297 since joining the team from the Miami Marlins, with a .933 OPS. He’s also slapped eight home runs and totaled 37 RBI while drawing 19 walks. Unfortunately, he has also struck out 50 times in 155 at bats, so his pitch selection continues to be an issue. Magneuris Sierra also collected a pair of hits to move his needle to .260.
After claiming this series three-games-to-one, the Baby Cakes will return home for a five-game set against the Nashville Sounds (28-41) (Texas Rangers). In the meantime, New Orleans will have a well-earned rest day tomorrow.
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