Loons top South Bend 5-2 on the back of Josmar Cordero:
With just 21 games left in the regular season, the Loons are in a 3 team battle for the final two playoff spots....
Great Lakes Loons,
By: Jason Marcoux
10th August, 2014
The Great Lakes Loons beat the South Bend Silverhawks (Arizona Diamondbacks) 5-2 in front of 4,063 fans at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana this afternoon. Loons starter, Scott Barlow (6-5, 4.35 ERA) earned the win; allowing just 1-run, on 2-hits, and 4-BB, while striking out 3-batters through 5-innings of work. Great Lakes reliever's Mark Pope (H-5, 1.81 ERA) and Victor Araujo (H-6, 1.32 ERA) pitched the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, teaming up for their fifth and sixth “hold's” of the season respectively. The pair gave up a combined 1-run, on 3-hits, 2-BB, while striking out 5-batters through 3-innings of work.
Loons DH, Josmar Cordero paced his team offensively Sunday afternoon. Cordero hit a 2-RBI double in the second inning, scoring Paul Hoenecke and Webster Rivas for a 2-0 early Loons lead. Cordero then jacked a solo home run in the eighth inning, finishing the day 2-for-4 with 3-RBI,1-run, a double, and a home run.
With just 21-games remaining in the 2014 regular season, the Loons are in a 3-team battle for the final two eastern division playoff spots in the MWL post season. The Loons are currently tied with the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) and a half-game behind the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians).
The Great Lakes Loons will return to Dow Diamond this week to open a six-game home stand with a three-game home series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays) Tues, Wed, and Thurs; followed by another three-game home series against the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) on Fri, Sat, and Sunday.