AAA Friday: Fox Wins Debut, 51s Offense Smashes Three Homers

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RHP Matt Fox had a successful debut with the 51s, allowing three earned runs in five innings for the win. The Columbus, Ohio native, who signed signed as a Minor League free agent this week, was previously pitching for the New York Revolution of the Atlantic League. He has prior major league experience, starting one game for the Twins and making three relief appearances for the Red Sox, all in 2010. He last pitched for a MLB affiliated team last season, making three starts for Tacoma in the Mariners chain.

Pitching line for Fox: 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K. He threw 85 pitches, 48 for strikes.

For the first time in a while, the Vegas bullpen didn’t allow a run. This time, the combination of Gonzalez Germen, Armando Rodriguez and Josh Edgin threw four scoreless frames, with only one hit allowed and seven strikeouts. Edgin in particular was impressive, striking out three in one inning of work.

It was a great night for the 51s offense, pounding Omaha pitchers for seven runs on 10 hits, three of which were homeruns. The 3-4-5 hitters in the lineup (Satin, Brown and Flores) were a combined 6 for 13 with a homer and four rbi. The long ball for Josh Satin was a three run shot in the 3rd inning, his team leading 6th bomb of the season. The other homers were a pair of solo shots struck by Landon Powell (2) in the 7th and Collin Cowgill (2) in the 9th.

Despite not having success with the Mets during his recent two week big league stint, Andrew Brown continues to hit in Triple-A. In three games since returning to Vegas, Brown is 5 for 14 (.357 BA) and has now hit safely in 14 consecutive PCL games. His slash line is .366/ .435/ .616.

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