Down on the farm today at least there is something to be happy about the Red Wings played a close hard fought though somewhat sloppy and eventually disappointing game (sound familiar). Top pitching prospect Kyle Gibson was the bright spot he threw a gem, he took a no hitter through 6 innings before having his night and no hit and shutout bid ended by the first batter to come up in the 7th. An unceremonious exit to a very well pitched game but a very strong start none the less.
the line 6+ IP 1 H 0 BB 6 K 83/56 Pitches/Strikes
1st Inning Roc 0 Buf 0 - 1-2-3 the first batter, former twin Jason Pirdie, reached on a throwing error by Trevor Plouffe then advanced to 2nd on a ground out then Gibson picked him off 2nd and retired the last batter.
2nd Inning Roc 0 Buf 0 - 1-2-3 K, flyout, K
3rd Inning Roc 0 Buf 0 - with 2 out a runner reached on a throwing error, from Toby Gardenhire, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch but Gibson ended the threat with a ground out.
4th Inning Roc 1 Buf 0 - in the top half Jeff Bailey walked and advanced to third on a throwing error from the catcher after stealing 2nd with 2 outs then Chase Lambin singled him in in the bottom half Gibson went 1-2-3 groundout, K, flyout
5th Inning Roc 1 Buf 0 - 1-2-3 K, K, groundout
6th Inning Roc 1 Buf 0 - 1-2-3 groundout, groundout, K
7th Inning Roc 1 Buf 1 first batter faced, Mets #9 prospect (according to fangraphs) Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits a solo home run on a 3-1 count. Gibson was replaced by Alex Burnett after throwing 83 pitches. Burnett gets out of the inning allowing only a single.
8th Inning Roc 2 Buf 2 - Brian Dinkleman pinch hit for Toby Gardenhire to leadoff he walked then advanced to 2nd on a bunt then advanced to 3rd on a error on a pickoff attempt then Plouffe brought him in with a sac fly. In the bottom half Burnett remained in the game and gave up a solo home run to Nick Evans to leadoff then got 2 outs and was replaced by Phil Dumatrait who got the last out
9th Inning Roc 2 Buf 2 - Rene Tosoni singled to leadoff and after 2 strikeouts stole 2nd and advanced to third on a throwing error but was stranded. In the bottom half Dumatrait remained in the game and went K, BB, GIDP
10th Inning Roc 2 Buf - Dinkleman singled to leadoff and Ben Revere bunted him to 2nd but he was stranded there. In the bottom of the inning Dumatrait remained in the game to get the first out and was then replaced by Kyle Waldrop who walked the first batter he faced then gave up a 2 run home run to Nick Evans to end the game his 2nd of the night.