Nathan Baker pitched the third and fourth inning giving up one hit, a walk and getting a strikeout. Baker got his first win and lowered his ERA to 2.08. The left hander threw 29 pitches getting 17 strikes. He recorded three ground ball outs and a flyout.
Michael Colla picked up his first save after allowing no hits and a walk in the ninth inning for the Mesa Solar Sox. Colla recorded all three outs via ground balls.
Robbie Grossman had three more hits. Grossman had a line drive single in the first off Danny Hultzen who went three innings and gave up one run. The right fielder also had another single in the third and a double in the fifth. He also walked, scored a run, ground into a double play and was caught stealing.
Jarek Cunningham had two hits. Cunningham had a single in the fourth and a double to right field in the fifth inning that drove in two Solar Sox teammates.
Gerrit Cole gets his much anticipated first start today for Mesa.
Keith Law praised Grossman in this chat: