Dan Leatherman’s First Save
Tuesday was a good day for Dan Leatherman and his Hagerstown Suns. The Class “A” affiliate of the Washington Nationals won both ends of a double header to improve its overall record to 32-32. In the first game, the Suns were trailing 3-0, but scored 4 runs in the final inning to steal a win. The second game was much of the same, with the Lakewood BlueClaws jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Between the fourth and fifth inning, the Suns rallied to score 5 runs. Dan Leatherman recorded his first save of the year. He pitched 2 innings of shutout ball, striking out 4 batters and not giving up a single hit or walk in the process.
Leatherman’s ERA has dropped to a team leading 1.69. In 5 games and 10.2 innings pitched, Dan has not walked any batters and has racked up 16 strikeouts. The opposition is only batting .143 when Dan is on the mound.