Waldrop No-Hits Sarasota Through Five In Loss
Tolleson picked up two hits on the night.
Tolleson picked up two hits on the night.
TCD Senior Editor
Posted Apr 5, 2007


The Fort Myers Miracle lost their opener on Thursday, though they got some great starting pitching. Kyle Waldrop pitched five no-hit innings for the Miracle, but anemic bats and shoddy defense led to the loss. Second baseman Steven Tolleson led the Miracle with two hits.

The Fort Myers Miracle kicked off the Twins Minor League season on Thursday, though not in the kind of fashion they would have liked to. Although they got some stellar pitching, the Miracle struggled at the plate and in the field, leading to a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Sarasota Reds. Kyle Waldrop got the start for the Miracle, and he was magnificent.

In five innings of work, the Miracle ace did not yield a single hit, striking out seven batters. He did not receive a decision, as he handed the ball off to Jay Rainville. Rainville, making his first appearance since 2005, was a victim of some shoddy defense, leading to two runs allowed in his 0.2 innings of work.

Rainville looked good for taking the mound for the first time in over a year, but he was the loser on this night.

Yohan Pino and Kyle Aselton combined to throw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to close out the game for the Miracle, and both picked up strikeouts.

The Miracle were led offensively by two surprises, as Steven Tolleson and Toby Gardenhire had the only hits for Fort Myers. Tolleson had two knocks in the game, while stealing a base, and Gardenhire finished the game 1-3. Matt Betsill and Eli Tintor had nights that they would much rather forget, combining to go 0-7 with four strikeouts.

Oswaldo Sosa gets the start for the Miracle on Friday, as they try to get themselves into win column for the first time in 2007.


Related Stories
2007 Fort Myers Miracle Roster and Preview
 -by TwinCitiesDugout.com  Apr 4, 2007
Fort Myers Loses Again, Downed 3-2
 -by TwinCitiesDugout.com  Apr 6, 2007
TMLN: Rabe Helps Wings To First Win
 -by TwinCitiesDugout.com  Apr 8, 2007

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from TwinCitiesDugout.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
SP Kyle Aselton (profile)
IF Matthew Betsill (profile)
IF Toby Gardenhire (profile)
P Yohan Pino (profile)
SP Jay Rainville (profile)
P Oswaldo Sosa (profile)
OF Eli Tintor (profile)
SS Steven Tolleson (profile)
SP Kyle Waldrop (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Minnesota
Baseball > Oregon State > Alumni
Baseball > South Carolina > Alumni
Baseball > W F West HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]