James McDonald pitched 8 innings of 1-hit ball, facing 1 over the minimum, but got no decision as the Catfish bats fell silent again tonight. Managing but 3 hits themselves, the Columbus Catfish left 7 batters on base and failed to score, losing to the Charleston Riverdogs, 1-0.
McDonald had another hard-luck start. His ERA is the lowest of the Catfish starters, but has 10 losses due to lack of run support. He didn't get hit with the loss tonight. That fate befell reliever Joey Norrito, who walked 1 batter and allowed 1 hit, and allowed the games only run.
The Catfish threatened early on. 3B Eduardo Perez doubled to left field, then 1B David Sutherland walked before the umpires stopped the game for 18 minutes due to rain. After play resumed, LF Adam Godwin singled to lead the bases, but RF Chris Jensen hit into an inning-ending double play.
The Catfish managed baserunners in scoring position in the 6th, 8th and 9th innings, but were unable to capitalize.
The loss was the 3rd in a row for the Catfish. The homestand concludes with a 4-game series hosting the Rome Braves, before closing the season in Charleston.