GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Adam Bleday fired 3 and 2/3 scoreless innings of relief during the Greeneville Astros’ 9-6 loss to the Elizabethton Twins, on Saturday, at Pioneer Park.
Bleday entered the MiLB Rookie-level contest with runners on first and second base, and only one out, with the game tied 4-4. After a fly out and strikeout, Bleday was able to strand both of his inherited runners and keep the contest knotted at 4-4.
During the next three innings, Bleday kept the Twins at bay. He pitched around a lead-off walk in the fifth, induced an inning-ending double play in the sixth, and set the side down in order in the seventh.
With the Astros ahead, 6-4, at the time of his departure, Bleday was in line for his second win of the season. However, Elzabethton cut the deficit to 6-5 in the eighth frame, and took the lead for good with a four-run ninth inning.
Bleday lowered his season ERA by over four runs thanks to his performance. He scattered two hits and one walk, while striking out three.