Despite taking the loss, Wilmington Blue Rocks reliever Luis Rico pitched way better than the result. He threw 44 pitches, 31 strikes over 3.1 innings. He walked one and only allowed one hit, a double in the tenth.
He entered in the 6th inning and got out of a two on, two out jam by getting Myrtle Beach Pelicans third baseman Jason Vosler:
In the 7th inning, Rico struck out Pelicans shortstop Gleybar Torres on three pitches. He then got Daniel Lockhart out on one pitch:
After a walk to Chesny Young:
Rico got Pin-Chieh Chen on a nice play:
Rico then got big league rehabber Jorge Soler to strike out on three pitches to start the 8th inning: