Bears Shutout in Spokane, Again
The Yakima Bears suffered a one-hit 3-0 shutout defeat against the Spokane Indians at Avista Stadium Sunday in Spokane. The loss was the second-straight shutout suffered by the Bears, as the Indians took the three-game series 2-1.
Neither team was able to score in the first five innings. In the sixth inning, three straight singles by the Indians led to the Bears undoing. After the first two singles, an attempted sacrifice bunt was thrown away allowing a run to score and the batter was given a bunt single on the play. A fly-ball out to right turned in to another run when the throw in was errant to the plate and the runner came home from third. An RBI-double finished the scoring.
Bears starting pitcher Daniel Watts allowed two earned runs and three runs total on seven hits and no walks in five and a third innings. The loss dropped Watts’ record to 2-3 on the season. Victor Capellan had two strikeouts in one and two thirds scoreless innings and Enrique Burgos recorded three strikeouts in one shutout inning out of the Bears bullpen.
The lone hit for the Bears came from Yogey Perez-Ramos, who went 1-for-3 with a walk. This was the first time the Bears had less than three hits in the game and marked the sixth time the team has been shutout in 2012 – a league high this season.
The Bears went 3-3 on the road trip and that record has the team in third place in the East Division of the Northwest League in the second half of the season. After a day off Monday, the Bears start a three-game homestand against Tri-City Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.