“Cakes roll to 11-4 win at Vegas
LAS VEGAS – The New Orleans Baby Cakes had a season-high 18 hits and rode a terrific pitching performance from Cody Poteet to an 11-4 win Thursday night over the Las Vegas Aviators.
Poteet, who earned his first Triple-A win in his sixth start of the season, worked seven innings allowed four runs on six hits.
The ‘Cakes scored four first inning runs to jump on Aviators starting pitcher Brian Howard. New Orleans added a solo home run from Magneuris Sierra in the second inning to extend their advantage to 5-0.
Tyler Heineman had three hits in five at bats including a homer and drove in three. Gabriel Guerrero also h\tallied three hits for three RBI including a home run.
Jesus Sanchez in his ‘Cakes debut had one hit in five at bats.
The win secured the ‘Cakes a series win in Las Vegas and improved their record to 57-51.
GAME NOTES – The Miami Marlins promoted pitcher Kyle Keller from the ‘Cakes, and New Orleans added reliever Dylan Lee from Class AA Jacksonville. The ‘Cakes also added outfielder Jesus Sanchez from the Tampa Rays, acquired in a trade on Wednesday.
UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes continue their seven game road-trip on Friday at 8pm in Salt Lake City opening a four game series against the Bees.
RADIO – WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com
NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Wednesday, August 7th to play Reno in a three-game series.
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