08/24/2011 9:21 PM -
Kris Johnson (5-3) followed up a four-hit gem by Reid Santos with a six-hit shutout of his own to give the Kansas City T-Bones (45-49) a 5-0 victory over the Sioux Falls Pheasants (40-53) on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
The left-hander threw 19 straight strikes to open the game and pounded the zone with 86 of his 118 total pitches on the night. Johnson surrendered his only walk in the eighth inning while striking out four in the contest.
A three-run home run by Ray Sadler put the T-Bones on the board against Adam Cowart (5-7) in the third. Kala Ka’aihue added a two-run shot in the sixth to chase the right-hander and cap the score at 5-0.
Cowart was charged with five runs on four hits over five and two-thirds innings in the loss.
Sadler now has 91 RBI on the season, just three shy of the franchise single-season record set at 94 by Eddie Pearson during the 2004 campaign. Sadler has six games left in his attempt to surpass that mark.
T.J. Large (4-7, 6.46) takes the mound for Kansas City on Thursday night opposite Kyle Ruwe (4-5, 4.96) and the Pheasants. First pitch is set for 7:05. Tonight is the first of two Fan Appreciation Days as the T-Bones wrap up the home portion of their regular-season schedule. Join us for the final Thirsty Thursday of the season where all fans 21 & over can purchase beer for just $1 courtesy of INK Magazine. Also, as part of Fan Appreciation Days, all fans can purchase peanuts, candy, chips, beef jerky and hot dogs for just $1 as well! Call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com to secure your seats today!