Brian Keller got knocked out in the first inning, giving up 5 runs, but Tampa came back to win Game 1 of their playoff series (a best of 3), scoring 3 in the top of the 10th, to win 8-6 in 10 innings. Great relief job by Adonis Rosa.
2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI.
3B Gosuke Katoh Solo HR.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits.
1B Tim Lynch 2-run HR in the top of the 10th.
DH Dalton Blaser 2 hits, solo HR.
Keller 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 2 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rosa 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Frawley (Winner) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Because of Hurricane Irma, there will be NO Championship series for the Florida State League. The winners of each of the first round series will be declared co-champions. As for Tampa’s series, Game 2 will be played today. If Tampa wins, they are co-champions.
If they lose, Game 3 will IMMEDIATELY follow, and the winner of that game will be declared a co-champion.
The AAA, AA and Low A series will all begin today. Thank goodness no hurricane to disrupt things there….