Game Recap 5/10: McFarland Mows Down Pelicans
T.J. McFarland and Chris Jones combined for a three-hit shutout as Kinston won their third straight game, beating Myrtle Beach 5-0 Monday night in South Carolina. In his first start of the season, McFarland (4-0) captured his Carolina League leading fourth win of the year, while lowering his ERA to 0.53 (in 30 2/3 innings) which also leads the CL. McFarland went six innings, giving up just two singles while striking out a season high six batters. McFarland did not walk a batter. Jones, just called up to Kinston from Low A Lake County, gave up just one hit (an infield single) over the final three innings of the games to earn the save. Jones struck out one and did not walk a batter. He retired the final nine batters he faced. It was the Carolina League leading fourth shutout of the season for Kinston. The Indians have now won a season high three straight and four of their last five games.