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BlueClaws Lose 8-2 The Renegades

The Jersey Shore BlueClaws faced a tough team tonight in Hudson Valley Renegades from the Yankees as they lose 8-2 at home on this crazy MLB trade deadline day. The BlueClaws fall to 35-62 on the season as Hudson Valley improves to 51-45. A lot of fans were in attendance tonight to see Jasson Dominguez from Hudson Valley play. Pitching was a struggle for the Jersey Shore BlueClaws tonight as Hudson Valley was able to get the pitches they wanted. The offense was also inconsistent against the Renegade's pitching and couldn't get anything going.

Matt Russell started tonight for the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, who picked up the loss. He pitched 5.2 inning and allowed six hits, five runs (four earned), five walks and four strikeouts. Jersey Sporting News got to interview Russell last month. He's a great kid who works hard every day, but still needs to improve on his command and stay consistent each start.

Albertus Barber was the first pitcher out of the bullpen, allowing only one hit and one walk with a pair of strikeouts in 1.1 innings. Andrew Schultz struggled as he allowed four hits, three runs and two walks in only 0.2 innings of work. JP Woodward closed out the game with a perfect 1.1 innings and a pair of strikeouts.

The Jersey Shore BlueClaws pitching staff allowed 11 hits, eight runs, eight walks, nine strikeouts and three home runs on the night. They couldn't finish the pitches as the Hudson Valley Renegades took advantage of their mistakes. The BlueClaws need to cut down on the walks, errors and keeping the ball in the park. This team has talented young pitchers but some of them still need to develop into the players they want to be.

The Jersey Shore BlueClaws offense was also a struggle as they only scored two runs and did not get the pitches they wanted throughout the game. The offense has been inconsistent all year, and that's not the way to win baseball games. They need to come up with different ways to score runs and put the pressure on the opposing team. Also, the walk to strikeout ratio wasn't good against Hudson Valley Renegades offense.

The Hudson Valley Renegades hit three total home runs, starting with second baseman Eduardo Torrealba hitting one in the top of the third inning. Carlos Narvaez cracked a homer to kick off the eighth inning, while Trey Sweeney hit a two-run home run two batters later.  They were able to work the count, score runs in scoring position and took advantage of the mistakes/wild pitches.

The Renegade's pitching was outstanding after starter Nelson L. Alvarez only went 2.1 innings. The bullpen only gave up one run also as they were lights out till all game as they only allowed two hits in almost seven innings of work. The Jersey Shore BlueClaws had a tough time seeing some of the pitches and couldn't put the pressure when they reached base.

Three names to watch out for in the Yankees system with Hudson Valley Renegades are outfielder Jasson Dominguez, infielder Trey Sweeney who and catcher Anthony Seigler. They are considered three of the top prospects in their system. Dominguez could potentially be called up again soon if he continues to play good baseball and stay consistent.

One name to watch out for with Jersey Shore BlueClaws is new catcher Arturo De Freitas who made an amazing throw to second baseman and got the runner out. He got called up because of the roster changes with the trade deadline.

Looking For the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to Bounce Back Next Game and Get the Momentum Again 






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