Teodoro Martinez continued a hot streak Friday at Haymarket Park in a 4-2 Saltdogs victory over the Texas AirHogs.

Martinez, who went 4-for-9 against the Saltdogs on Tuesday through Thursday for the Milwaukee Milkmen, stayed in Lincoln after being traded to the Saltdogs on Friday for cash considerations.

The newly acquired outfielder went 2-for-3 Friday with an RBI in his Saltdog debut.

“We played him a couple weeks back when (Milwaukee) was playing in Kokomo (Indiana),” Lincoln manager Bobby Brown said. “He is super-athletic with good bat-to-ball skills. He can run, he can bunt and do a lot of things. He's a pesky guy, and with our power. … He is just a good contrast to us.

“Milwaukee offered him to us for whatever reason, and we took him. He's a good player, and I think he is going to help us a lot.”

Lincoln released outfielder D.K. Carey to make room on the roster.

Martinez added an RBI sacrifice fly in the fourth inning that completed a three-run inning. Christian Ibarra provided the big blow with a two-run single in the inning to put Lincoln ahead 4-0.

Lincoln had 12 hits Friday, providing relief for a struggling offense. They had 12 hits in the entire three-game series against Milwaukee this week.

“It starts with Christian at the top,” Brown said. “We put a lot of pressure on them early with the middle of our lineup coming up.”

Ricky Knapp provided a solid performance on the mound for the Saltdogs, tossing six innings and allowing just one run. Knapp would strike out four AirHogs, while allowing just two walks.

“It was good to win the one (Thursday), and then Ricky came out and set the tone early,” Brown said. “It was a good ballgame for us.”

Lincoln and Texas continue the series at 7 p.m. Saturday.


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