Great Lakes head home with a split of the first two games of the Midwest League Championship Series, they will host the final three games (Game 5, if necessary) at home with Game 3 scheduled for Saturday.
Player of the day
While all three Loons pitchers who worked on Thursday deserve praise, the Player of the Day is Leonardo Crawford. Crawford pitched five scoreless innings, allowed a hit and a walk while striking out eight.
Including this game, Crawford has pitched in twice in the postseason. In those ten innings, he has given up two runs, six hits, and struck out 11.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons and LumberKings (Mariners) combined for 25 strikeouts in a nine-inning game as the Loons won 4-0 over the LumberKings to tie their series 1-1. The teams will have Friday off and will play the remaining games at Great Lakes starting on Saturday.
Walker Buehler, Leonardo Crawford and Dean Kremer combined to shutout the LumberKings while allowing three hits and one walk. Those three pitchers struck out 14 while the Loons batters struck out 11 times.
The Loons took the lead in the third inning. With one out and the bases loaded, Omar Estevez singled on a line drive to right that scored two runs.
Later, in the seventh inning, Darien Tubbs scored the third run on an error. And the final run scored on a single by Logan Landon.
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