Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Catfish Drop Third Straight

The Columbus Catfish lost again in Charleston tonight, being held to five hits in a 4-2 loss to the Riverdogs (Yankees).

Starting pitcher James McDonald pitched 5-2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits en route to his fifth loss, despite having the lowest ERA of the current Catfish starters. He allowed a single run in the first, third, and sixth innings before giving way to reliever Arismendy Castillo, who allowed an unearned run in the seventh.

Catfish bats were held in check through the first seven innings, garnering only three hits. In the seventh, LF Lucas May doubled in two runs, but was thrown out at third trying to stretch it into a triple.

SS Ivan De Jesus had a double in the fifth inning that was wasted. Only 3B Shane Justis had multiple hits for the Catfish, both singles, in the third and ninth inning.

The loss leaves the Catfish 1-4 in the second half, in seventh place, ahead of the winless Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox).

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