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RailRiders: Adams Keeps Rolling

May 8, 2019

MOOSIC — Chance Adams made it three straight strong starts and the RailRiders stretched it to six straight wins.

Adams allowed just two hits in 6⅔ innings and the RailRiders beat Indianapolis, 3-1, on Tuesday at PNC Field in a game where the start was delayed nearly two hours because of rain.

“Just going out there and pitching. Doing my thing,” Adams said.

Big league rehabber Jacob Stallings shot a pair of doubles just inside third base for the only damage against Adams. He came around to score in the seventh on Kevin Kramer’s double off J.P. Feyereisen.

Otherwise, Adams issued one walk — to Ke’Bryan Hayes, the second batter of the game — and struck out six. After that walk, he retired 11 straight.

“Today, we were just trying to attack,” Adams said. “I had great plays made behind me; (Ryan) McBroom at first, (Trey) Amburgey in right, not to mention a few others that I had (make) good plays behind me. Kyle (Higashioka) was calling a good game.”

Over his last three starts, Adams allowed three runs on 10 hits in 18⅔ innings, with five walks and 22 strikeouts. He’s lowered his ERA from 10.32 to 4.80.

“I think his command more than anything else,” RailRiders manager Jay Bell said of Adams’ recent run of success. “I think that’s a big thing for him and it’s been fun to watch. Talk about command being king all the time and (Tuesday) was a nice indication of that point.”

The RailRiders got to Indianapolis starter, and former Yankees farmhand, Rookie Davis in the fifth inning, knocking around the righty for five hits. Matt Lipka’s rocket double to left and Amburgey’s single scored runs. Davis and three others were traded to Cincinnati for closer Aroldis Chapman in 2015.

“We knew it was going to be a long day, based upon the weather, the potential of the weather, but the guys got after it pretty well,” Bell said. “It was a clean game. They handled themselves really well tonight.”

Davis allowed two runs on nine hits over six innings, walking one and striking out four.

After Indianapolis scored its run in the top of the seventh, Ryan McBroom got it back with a solo home run to right in the bottom of the inning off Brandon Waddell.

Feyereisen retired the other four hitters he faced, then Cale Coshow locked up the save with a perfect ninth inning.

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