Looks like McCarthy was fine through 4 innings, then gave up a 3-run dinger in the 5th, and got a quick hook. I'm not discouraged. He still managed to K 5 in only 4.2 IP. Some other positives from Game 1:
- The other Josh Fields threw a scoreless inning in relief of BMac.
- Spidale reached twice and stole 2 bases.
- Anderson also reached twice.
In Game 2, Charlotte committed 4 errors and had only 4 hits. Nonetheless, Smith, Baj, and Walker combined for 3 innings of scoreless relief.
Haigwood's final line: 6 IP, 1 ER (solo HR), 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K. The 'Hogs only run came on a solo shot by Collaro.
In addition to the homers in Kanny, other positives are:
- Ricks tripled and walked.
- Cook reached in all 4 PAs (HR + 3 BB).
- Berry walked in addition to his HR.
- In additon to his HR, Hernandez walked, doubled, and threw out all 3 runners who tried to steal.