After falling behind early, the Columbus Catfish fought back to take the lead, but the bullpen blew a late lead as they fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 9-7 tonight.
Savannah punched across 2 in the first, then 6 in the second to take a 6-1 lead, but two home runs, a double and a triple helped the Catfish take a 7-6 lead.
The lead held up until the 7th inning when, with two out, P Matthew Gomez de Segura walked four straight batters on 16 straight balls to blow the save and tie the game. In the 8th, a hit batsman, a triple, and a wild pitch allowed the Sand Gnats to take a 9-7 lead.
The loss spoiled RF Sergio Pedroza's league-leading 17th home run of the season, and an excellent relief appearance for P Kale Garrison.
The brief four-game homestand ends Sunday night when the two teams battle at 6:00 PM.