K-Tribe starting pitcher Paolo Espino gave up ten runs in his Carolina League debut, as Potomac pounded the K-Tribe 12-5 Friday night in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals unloaded for four runs in both the second and fifth inning to send Kinston to a 1-3 season record. Espino gave up ten hits in four and one third innings, walking two and striking out one.
After Potomac broke out to a 4-0 lead, Kinston got an RBI single from Jared Goedert in the top of the third. Adam Davis scored later in the inning thanks to a Potomac throwing error to make the score 4-2. After Potomac scored a run in the bottom of the third inning, Kinston’s Alex Castillo hit a two-run home run to make the score 5-4 Nationals. Castillo was a triple away from the cycle, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Matt Meyer pitched great for Kinston out of the bullpen, not giving up a hit in two and a third innings of work. Unfortunately the 16 inning game from the night before caught up with the K-Tribe and utility infielder Niuman Romero was forced to pitch the final inning and a half of the game.
The K-Tribe returns to action tomorrow with a 6:35 start time from Potomac. Steven Wright will take the mound for Kinston.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.