A Week in Review (May 14-20): Charlotte Knights
(Courtesy of Ian Martin)
(Courtesy of Ian Martin)

Posted May 22, 2003

Charlotte was close to having a winning week, but Edwin Almonte blew a slave on Tuesday preventing a winning week. Mike Porzio struggled during the week while Brian West made his Charlotte Knights debut.

Week of May 14th – May 20th
Record: 3-4
Who’s Hot? Aaron Miles: 6-15
Who’s Not? Mike Porzio: 4.1 IP 8 H 5 ER

The Columbus Clippers beat the Charlotte Knights 7-3 Wednesday on Wednesday night. Aaron Miles went 3-5 with two of the Knights three runs scored. Knight’s starter Brian Cooper (5-3) gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings, taking the loss.

THURSDAY – May 15th
The Highly regarded Drew Henson had a solo home run as the Columbus Clippers beat the Charlotte Knights 6-2 Thursday in an International League game. It was the Knights' sixth straight loss. Ross Gload hit a solo home run in the second inning to pull Charlotte within one. The Knights' only other run came off a Joe Borchard RBI ground out.

FRIDAY – May 16th
Jon Adkins and a pair of relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout as the Charlotte Knights defeated the Columbus Clippers, 5-0. Aaron Miles put the Knights up for good in this game with a single in the third inning. Cliff Brumbaugh drilled a two-run shot to put the game away and end a six game winless streak.

SATURDAY – May 17th
Jorge Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Charlotte Knights edged the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, 3-2. After Scott Morgan walked to lead off the inning and was bunted to second base by Steve Morales, Nunez ripped his second hit of the game into center field to win the game. Gary Majewski (2-1) earned the win, giving up a run over three innings pitched.

SUNDAY – May 18th
On Sunday, the Charlotte Knights played a double header against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. In game one, Felix Diaz (2-4) allowed five hits in six innings, including solo home runs in the Knights 5-0 loss.

In the second game, four un-earned runs were all the Knights need for their 4-3 win over SWB. Brian West (1-0) retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced, and left after five innings with the lead, which was good enough to earn himself his first win on the season

MONDAY – May 19th
The Knights were Idle on this day.

TUESDAY – May 20th
The Knights were out hit 16-2 during this game, yet held a 1-0 lead going into the ninth inning, when Edwin Almonte (0-2) blew his second game on the season en route to a 2-1 loss against the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre RedBarons. Brian Cooper pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up 10 hits, yet left the game without yielding a run. This bizarre game ended what was a disappointing week for Charlotte in which they dropped a game under .500 at 21 – 22.

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