Helena's bats simply couldn't get it done against Idaho Falls' pitching. They only had one extra-base hit all night and were limited to five hits total, two of them by catcher Michael Turay.
The Chukars struck early. In the fourth inning, Barrett Astin gave up a three-run homer with two outs; the batters on base reached via a throwing error and a walk. Astin's escape kit was working in all innings save that one, and that was enough to lose the game.
This was the final minor league game in all of baseball this season and thus this is the final real minor league column of 2013. We'll be back the week of October 8th for the Arizona Fall League season and for the winter ball season. (if there is winter ball this season involving affiliated players)
Player/Pitcher Points of Interest
|Barrett Astin||Helena||5.0||5||3||0||2||2||1||7.50||L, 0-1|