The game was completed as part of a double header on Monday. Edgar Garcia took the mound in the continuation and pitched nearly flawlessly for five innings giving up just one hit and no runs with four Ks through the first five frames. Unfortunately the Tigers broke out in the sixth inning getting four straight singles to start the sixth inning plating two runs to tie things up before Garcia was able to escape the inning.
In the eighth inning the Clearwater Threshers would re-take the lead when Adrian Cardenas led off the inning with a single, moved to second on a sac bunt from Gus Milner, took third on a sac fly by Matt Spencer, then scored on a balk by Lakeand’s pitcher.
The lead would prove short-lived however when the Flying Tigers broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the seventh on a grand slam after two walks, and an error loaded the bases.
Not content to sit back and watch the game wither away, the Clearwater Threshers rallied for three more runs over the eight and ninth innings, but fell short in the end 6-5.
Adrian Cardenas earned player of the game for going 4-5 in the game with two runs to extend his hitting streak to four games, and send his batting average to .529 on the year.
The Flying Tigers narrowed the gap to 2-1 in the sixth with a solo home run off of reliever Brett Harker. The Clearwater Threshers would add an insurance run in their final at bat to go up 3-1 when Carlos Leon reached on an error, then scored on a double from Alan Robbins, and the run would prove to be much needed as the Flying Tigers grabbed a home run to start their final at bat to cut te lead to 3-2. Fortunately closer Brian Shclitter recovered quickly and got the Threshers out of the game with a much needed win under their belts.
Alan Robbins would pick up player-of-the-game honors in the second game for picking up his first hit of the year good for the game winning RBI.
The team will return home on Tuesday to begin a six-day homestand with the Fort Myers Miralce Tuesday through Thursday, and then these same Flying Tigers through the weekend.