After losing 3 in a row to Charleston, the Columbus Catfish got back on the winning track against the playoff-bound Rome Braves, winning 6-3 tonight. It's the 5th win in a row against Rome, and the 9th in their last 10 meetings.
Rome jumped to an early 1-0 lead when leadoff batter Quentin Davis hit a home run over the right field wall. Rome pushed it to 2-0 when Cody Clark singled in Elvis Andrus, who had led off the inning with a double.
In the 5th, the Catfish stormed back. 3B Juan Rivera doubled to lead off the inning, but was unable to advance on CF Bridger Hunt's singles to short. Rivera moved to third when SS Ivan De Jesus grounded into a double play. After 2B Travis Denker walked, RF Lucas May tripled to center, driving in Rivera and Denker. He scored on C Tony Harper's single. Harper then scored on DH Eduardo Perez's double to right, giving the Catfish a 4-2 lead.
Rome narrowed it to 4-3 in the 7th, but the Catfish added 2 more in the bottom of the inning. With 1 out, Travis Denker walked and Lucas May was hit by a pitch. With 2 out, Eduardo Perez walked to load the bases. Rome went back to the bullpen, and new P Kevin Gunderson was greeted by David Sutherland who doubled to center field, scoring Denker and May.
Starter David Horlacher pitched 6 innings to earn his 2nd win. Matt Gomez de Segura pitched the 9th inning to earn his 5th save.