Phillies foil Baysox, DuBois, 1-0

June 16, 1993|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

It took Brian DuBois three starts before finally earning his first decision with the Bowie Baysox last night.

But this wasn't the decision he was looking for.

The left-hander gave up one run in seven innings, but he didn't get any offensive support and the Baysox lost to the Reading Phillies, 1-0, before 1,514 at Memorial Stadium.

The Baysox put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth against reliever Ricky Bottalico, but failed to score, giving them six losses in their past seven games.

DeBois was promoted from Single-A Frederick after making eight starts. He had a 6-2 record and led the Carolina League with a 1.55 ERA, warranting the jump to Double-A.

In his first appearance with the Baysox on June 5 against the London Tigers, the former Detroit Tiger allowed just one run in six innings, but his bullpen failed him and the Baysox lost, 3-1.

He wasn't as impressive in his next outing against Eastern League-leader Harrisburg on June 10, giving up seven hits, four walks and four runs in 4 2/3 innings. Again, he wasn't involved in the decision, and again, the Baysox lost.

Last night, he fell into immediate trouble, giving up three hits and a run in the opening inning. Facing a pitcher known for inducing ground balls, the Phillies rolled singles into right, center and left field.

The third hit, from Tom Nuneviller, barely eluded shortstop Sam Ferretti and gave Reading a lead that held up.

The Baysox (33-26) threatened in the bottom half of the inning, when Jim Wawruck singled with one out and T. R. Lewis followed with a double to left-center. But Brent Miller -- one of the team's hottest hitters this month -- and Edgar Alfonzo were retired.

DuBois allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out three.

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