Pitching has been the staple of the Danville Dans in the 2015 Prospect League season.Coming into Tuesday night, Danville had the third-best ERA (2.71) in the league and the Dans starters had gone at least five innings in 46 of 50 games.
So when Ryan Gaines, who got the start against the Sliders, gave up five runs in the second inning, Danville manager Eric Coleman turned the game over to his bullpen.
Left-hander reliever Connor Mitchell and right-hander Brian Allec combined for seven shutout innings as the Dans overcame the 5-run deficit to beat the Sliders 7-5 before 2,816 at Danville Stadium.
"That's what won us the game,'' said Coleman of his bullpen duo. "They kept us in the game and gave us a chance. This is a great team win for us.''
And it's not like Tuesday was a unique performance for either Mitchell, who got the win to improve to 4-0, or for Allec, who earned his third save.Those two have allowed just one run in 26.1 innings since the Prospect League All-Star game on July 7th.
"Connor Mitchell, as of late, has been great,'' Coleman said. "He is really spotting the ball and throwing it well.Read the complete store on Commercial-News.com