Winnipeg – The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up five runs in the bottom of the first inning of Game Three of the American Association Championship Series in Wichita Saturday Night, and that was too big a hole to dig out of in an eventual 7-5 loss to the Wingnuts. That result leaves the Fish in a “do or die” scenario for Game Four today at 5 p.m.
The Goldeyes did respond with a four run frame of their own in the top of the second inning, but they still had to play from behind for the rest of the night. Mikey O’Brien, who was brilliant in his two semifinal starts against St. Paul, was rocked for 6 earned runs in his 4 1/3rds innings of work. Shortstop Maikol Gonzalez led the way at the plate, going 3 for 6
“We’ve got to move on,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney in a team post game news release. “We’ve got to hope that they’ve got 18 innings of their best baseball left in them.”
If the Fish are able to force a 5th and deciding game, it will be played Monday Night at 7 p.m. in Wichita.