Pelicans outduel P-Nats on the mound for shutout win

pel-tsengJust a day removed from being shut out on Sunday, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, captured a 3-0 win against the Potomac Nationals on Memorial Day Monday at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Pelicans starting pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng outdueled highly touted right-hander Lucas Giolito for his second win of the year.

The Pelicans (27-15) jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead against Giolito in the first inning and never looked back. The righty retired the first man he faced before Pin-Chieh Chen drew a four-pitch walk. Chesny Young followed with a double down the right field line and Jeimer Candelario sent a double to the right-field corner to score a pair of runs.

Leading off the second, Kevin Brown knocked his first triple of the year to right field. Giolito responded with consecutive strikeouts, but Mark Zagunis clubbed an RBI double down the right-field line to put the Birds ahead for good, 3-0.

Tseng sailed through a perfect 4 2/3 innings while receiving defensive support on back-to-back plays from Daniel Lockhart to end the fourth. He struck out the first two batters he faced in the fifth before Nationals designated hitter Jimmy Yezzo broke apart the perfect effort with a first-pitch single to right.

Giolito, who MiLBPipeline.com ranks as the sixth best prospect in Minor League Baseball and tops in the Nationals system, finished with six innings on the mound while collecting four strikeouts and walking two.

With the loss, the Nationals (19-25) fell to six and-a-half games back of first place in the CL Northern Division while the Pelicans remain at five and-a-half games in front of the pack in the Southern Division.

After walking Chen once more in the second inning, Giolito (1-3) settled in to retire nine consecutive batters. Young and Candelario each collected hits with two outs in the fifth inning off the highly touted prospect, but were stranded as Jacob Rogers flew out to left.

Tseng (2-2) finished his outing with six innings in the book while allowing a season-low two hits along with a season high six strikeouts.

Photo by Larry Kave, Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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