Dog Dish: Robbins' hot bat sparks Saltdogs against Salina

Dog Dish: Robbins' hot bat sparks Saltdogs against Salina


Tuesday: Lincoln 8, Salina 2.

What went right: Joe Robbins was not great at the plate to begin his professional career with the Saltdogs. Robbins was 0-for-12 before his first his first hit, a three-RBI triple, against the Cleburne Railroaders on Saturday.

Robbins kept his hot bat going, tying Tuesday's contest with a two-run, inside-the-park home run that delayed the game after Salina right fielder Jimmy Heck crashed into the outfield wall. That allowed Robbins to round the bases at Haymarket Park.

The Saltdog rookie added another RBI later in the game on a triple. Christian Ibarra added to the damage, clearing the bases with a three-run double to extend Lincoln's lead to 8-2.

Lincoln starter Seth Webster threw a solid seven innings, allowing just four hits.

What went wrong: With only six wins on the season, Salina struck first for two runs in the top of the fourth inning, however, the Stockade only registered five hits against Lincoln pitching.

Dog bytes: Curt Smith added a double, his 10th of the season, to push his career total to 76. The career number moves Smith past Albenis Machado (75) and moves him into a tie for third with Pichi Balet.

Up next: The two teams will meet again at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.


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