Bottom 4: Nicasio struck out swinging against Duffy
Bottom 6: Nicasio struck out on a foul tip against Nathan Adcock
Bottom 7: Nicasio struck out swinging against Adcock
Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K
Notes: Nicasio’s golden sombrero on Friday night was the third by a pitcher this year — all of which have come in a start lasting 8+ innings. In his win over the Royals, the rookie right-hander hurled 8 shutout frames, allowed three hits, walked two and fanned four. As promising as his career on the bump may be, the outlook isn’t as bright for Nicasio at the dish. In his 13 at-bats this season, he’s struck out nine times. He’s also mixed in two doubles, which can surely be attributed to luck.
Total 2011 Sombreros: 59