Jose Pujols provided the only offense for Lakewood Tuesday with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Josh Tobias scored the only run of the game after hitting a double in the fourth.
Pujols finished 2-3 with a ground-rule double late in the game that left him stranded in scoring position.
Luke Leftwich pitched a good game for Lakewood only to see the bullpen let the floodgates burst. Leftwich pitched seven two-run innings with six hits, five strikeouts and a walk. Despite Leftwich taking the loss thanks to a lack of offense, Sutter McLoughlin allowed four runs (three earned) off three hits and a walk.
Harold Arauz, who was acquired in the Ken Giles trade, starts today coming off his best outing of the season. Arauz pitched eight innings with four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts last week.