This game was about Adalberto Mondesi. Mondesi had three hits and two stolen bases to go with an outstanding double play he turned in the third. You need to watch the video below to see just how Mondesi did what he did.
Whit Merrifield failed twice to knock in a run with one out and runners on second and third.
Nicky Lopez doubled to left center in the first. He is the first left-handed batter to hit an extra base hit off of lefty Mike Minor this season. … Lopez failed twice to knock in a run with two outs and runners on second and third. … A single in the seventh gave Lopez his first multi-hit game in the major leagues.
Adalberto Mondesi hit a one out single to score Nicky Lopez in the first. … Mondesi made an outstanding double play in the third. Take a look at the video below. … He then muscled an inside pitch into center for a base hit. He had three hits on the night. It was Mondi Wednesday.
Kelvin Gutierrez made a really nice play on the first base side of second by sliding for a ground ball to his left and then spinning towards second and throwing from his knees to get the lead runner at second. … Gutierrez also had a multi-hit game.
Martin Maldonado made a really nice block on a curve in the dirt by Jorge Lopez in the fifth. He had a multi-hit game as well.
Billy Hamilton put down sacrifice bunts in his first two plate appearances. He almost beat the throw to first in his second attempt.
Jorge Lopez hit Shin-Soo Choo on an 0-2 count and then gave up a two-run home run to Willie Calhoun. After that he allowed three more runs. It took a lot of pitches and several base runners and Lopez went just 5.2 innings.