April 26th, 2008
If you were at the game Friday night or watching on television in the late innings, you were probably wondering why there were fireworks going off along the skyline beyond the Renaissance Center. Apparently they were part of ceremonies going on across the river in Windsor for something called the Rotary World Peace Summit this weekend.
It wasn’t the kind of outright dominance that he showed in his debut Tuesday, but Francisco Cruceta showed he could get out of a self-created jam last night. He gave up a walk and a double to erase the 4-4 score with which he entered to begin the seventh, but he retired the next five batters he faced. That earned him the victory once Toledo scored four in the eighth.
For the sake of the totals, that’s now five innings pitched for Cruceta with one hit allowed, two walks and 10 strikeouts.