Day two of the season can be a hard game for anyone. The pomp and circumstance and anticipation of Opening Day have passed and players have to start getting in the mentality of the long grind that is the minor league season. Fortunately the lag was not enough from keeping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from winning their second game of the season against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Starting pitcher Roman Mendez came out on fire, striking out the side. He pitched 6 innings collecting 9 strikeouts. In his start he gave up a mere 3 hits and an unearned run, all of which occurred in the 4th inning after a dropped third strike strikeout allowed Wilmington to mount an offensive charge that ended in the unearned run. In relief came Francisco Mendoza and Ben Rowen who in 3 innings combined for 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.