Krivda, Baysox stop Phils, 2-1 BASEBALL

April 29, 1993|By Ken Murray | Ken Murray,Staff Writer

Left-hander Rick Krivda pitched seven dominating innings and the Bowie Baysox scratched out a 2-1 victory over the Reading Phillies last night before 755 at Memorial Stadium.

Krivda improved his record to 3-0, but not without another scare from the Bowie bullpen, which had blown three saves in the past week.

Reliever Tommy Taylor lost the shutout in the eighth inning, but closed the game with a 1-2-3 ninth ining. He got his second save.

Krivda, from McKeesport, Pa., zipped through the Reading lineup twice without allowing a runner as far as second base. Through six innings, he had faced just one batter over the limit.

All he had to show for it, though, was a scoreless tie after six. While Krivda mowed down the Phillies, Reading right-hander Darrell Goedhart matched him with six shutout innings.

The Baysox broke through for two runs in the seventh, when they ended an 0-for-21 hitting drought with runners in scoring position.

Tim Holland started the rally with a one-out single through the middle. He took third on a ground single to right by Gregg Zaun. That was all for Goedhart.

Facing left-handed reliever Robert Gaddy, left-handed hitting Brad Tyler blooped a broken-bat single down the right-field line to score Holland.

Jim Wawruck brought in the second run with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Baysox wasted two early scoring opportunities against Goedhart. They had runners on first and second with one out in the second and failed to score.

They left the bases loaded in the third to let Goedhart off the hook. Singles by Zaun and Tyler started the threat. After Wawruck flied to shallow center, Jeffrey Hammonds walked to fill the bases.

But Goedhart struck out Brent Miller and retired Stanton Cameron on a fly ball to the warning track in left.

Krivda, who led the minor leagues in strikeouts last season, left the game in the top of the eighth with the 2-0 lead. He gave up only two hits and struck out seven -- four of them looking. He further helped his cause with a slick move to first that picked off two Phillies.

The bonus was that for the first time in four starts, Krivda did not allow a home run. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his starts this season.

Reading finally got a runner to second against reliever Tommy Taylor in the eighth, and brought him around to score. Ron Lockett singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Sam Taylor's two-out pinch single. Keith Kimberlin lined to left to end the inning.

NOTES: OF Chito Martinez, sent to Double-A this week, did not dress for last night's game because of a strained ligament in his left knee. He suffered the injury running the bases in the second game of the Baysox's doubleheader Tuesday night. It's uncertain how much time he will miss. . . . The Baysox have made one error in their past eight games. . . . The Baysox's Jim Dedrick (0.00), Chuck Ricci (0.00) and Jason Satre (1.11) rank 1-2-3 in ERA in the Eastern League. Dedrick has worked the most innings (13) of any EL pitcher who has not allowed an earned run. . . . OF Kyle Washington is 0-for-the-road in 19 at-bats this season, but is 11-for-29 at Memorial Stadium after getting two hits last night. . . . Hammonds is 2-for-24 in the past five games.

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