It's hard enough to throw a shutout. It's harder on a warm day in the mountains in Asheville, where the ball travels to the short porch. Also, one day after walking a season-high 12 batters, the Gnats issued just one free pass.
The pitching stars:
RHP Yohan Almonte (pictured): 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Ryan Fraser: W, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
LHP Josh Edgin: S, .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
C Albert Cordero was 1-4 with a home run in the fourth inning that gave the Gnats a 1-0 lead.