Dustin McGowan was making his third start of the fall on Monday afternoon, and picked up the victory…
McGowan Continues to Struggle with Command
The right-hander allowed singles to the first three batters he faced in the first inning, before striking out Amaury Cazana Marti for the first out. McGowan got Josh Whitesell to fly out to center the next at bat, but the fly out was deep enough for a run to score. Chase Headley ended the inning when he grounded out to first base.
In the second inning McGowan had problems finding the strike zone. He got behind the first two batters of the inning 3-0, and ended up walking both of them. After Juan Ciriaco struck out on three pitches, McGowan got behind Brett Gardner 3-0 once again, and eventually walked him to load the bases. That was followed by a two-run double, and then a sacrifice fly. He got out of the inning when Marti grounded out to third.
McGowan got behind Josh Whitesell 3-0 to begin the third inning, and walked him on five pitches. After getting Chase Headley to ground out, he walked Colt Morton on four pitches, which signaled the end of his afternoon.
"In his first start he was able to throw first-pitch for strikes," one scout in attendance noted. He didn't do that today."
McGowan issued a first pith ball to 8 of the 16 batters he faced, and was faced with a 3-0 count five times on Tuesday afternoon. He threw a total of 62 pitches, with just 34 strikes, and finished allowing six earned runs, on four hits, in just 2 1/3 innings. He walked five and fanned two.
Ryan Klosterman, who was batting second and playing second base, went 1-for-3, while Chip Cannon, who was batting fourth, went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Klosterman is batting .400 (6-15) in four games this fall, while Cannon is hitting .333 (7-21), but has fanned 7 times.
In 5 1/3 innings this fall, McGowan has allowed six hits, five walks, and struck out four batters.
Hawaii Winter Baseball
After missing two days of action from Sunday's earthquake, the Hawaii Winter Baseball League jumped back into action. Eric Nielsen went 1-for-4 in the game. Ryan Patterson did not start, and drew pinch-hitting in the seventh inning.
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