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Saltdogs vs. T-Bones, 8/22/18

Brad Thoutt pitched six shutout innings Wednesday in leading the Lincoln Saltdogs past the Kansas City T-Bones 3-1 at Haymarket Park. 

Wednesday: Lincoln 3-1, Kansas City 1-5.

What went right: In the first game of a doubleheader split with the T-Bones at Haymarket Park, Alex Glenn doubled twice, including a three-run double in the second inning that provided all of the Saltdogs' runs in a 3-1 win. Starting pitcher Brad Thoutt went six innings and allowed just four hits while striking out two before turning the ball over to the bullpen. After Derek Gordon was charged with an unearned run in one inning of relief, Jose Jose and J.R. Bunda shut the door with an inning of relief each, neither allowing a run. With his two doubles, Glenn led the offense from the ninth spot in the Saltdogs' batting order. In the second game of the day, a 5-1 Kansas City win, Lincoln tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning. Brandon Jacobs scored when Randolph Oduber grounded into a double play. Kyle Kinman pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed just two runs. 

What went wrong: After Lincoln's 11-game streak of not committing an error came to an end Tuesday, the Saltdogs were charged with three blunders in the first game. Despite picking up an error in the ninth inning, Cesar Valera redeemed himself by turning a double play to help the Saltdogs end the game. The fielding woes continued in the loss in the nightcap, as Lincoln committed two errors. That equaled the number of hits the offense produced in a stagnant performance. But the Saltdogs managed to hang around until late in the game. Kansas City's Todd Cunningham hit an RBI double to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Noah Perio hit a two-RBI double in the ninth, and another run scored on an error by catcher Daniel Herrera. The three-run barrage put the game away. The T-Bones outhit Lincoln 10-2, and starting pitcher Barrett Astin went six innings and allowed just one hit.

Dog bytes: Lincoln dropped to 2-10 against Kansas City after Wednesday's games.

What's next: Lincoln will head to Texas to play the Cleburne Railroaders on Thursday to begin a three-game series. First game starts at 7 p.m.

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