06/01/2021 9:30 PM
BATS QUIET AS EXPLORERS DROP ONE TO MILKMEN
X’s Collect Four Hits in Loss
Franklin, WI — After a five run outburst in the ninth inning the previous afternoon, the X’s bats were quiet on Tuesday night as they dropped game two of the three game series to the Milkmen 5-2.
The top of the first has actually been a productive inning for Sioux City on this road trip as they had threatened in the first half inning in all five games this trip. And for a third straight game have scored in the top of the first. Lane Milligan and Jared Walker reached on back to back one out singles. After a ground out moved them up to second and third. It was two wild pitches that ended up scoring them to put Sioux City up early 2-0.
From there however Milwaukee’s starter Myles Smith (2-0) calmed down and shut down the X’s offense the rest of the way. Smith earned the victory as he tossed six innings, allowing two un earned runs on four hits, walking four and striking out three.
The X’s uncharacteristically ran themselves into a few outs in some innings as they were picked off two bases, and caught stealing after a strikeout.
Logan Trowbridge got the Milkmen on the board in the third as he launched a three run home run over the left field fence, giving Milwaukee a lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the night.
The home run came off of X’s starter Xavier Altamirano (0-1) who was making his first start of the season for Sioux City. He dominated the Milkmen through the first two frames, striking out the side in the first and setting them down in order. However he took the loss as he went four innings, allowing four hits and four runs, all earned, walking just one and striking out six on 67 pitches.
In the fifth the Milkmen added another run as Aaron Hill who led off the frame with a single, got to third on a pair of wild pitches. He then scored on a Liam Scafariello double down the left field line making it 4-2 Milkmen.
The Milkmen finished their scoring in the eighth when David Washington blasted a home run the opposite way to left-center field to give the game it’s final score.
In the ninth Nate Hadley (1) earned his first save of the season setting down Sioux City in order.
The X’s now face a rubber game with the Milkmen on Wednesday in the series and road trip finale. Sioux City will send south paw Brett Adcock (0-1, 5.40) to the mound as he will face Ryan Zimmerman (2-0, 1.39) with first pitch set for 6:30.