The previous day, the Columbus Catfish were held to one hit, but won the game anyway. Tonight, they sent their undefeated All-Star ace to the mound, and offensively pounded out 11 hits and scored 6 runs.
It was nowhere near enough.
The Charleston RiverDogs' (Yankees) bats came alive as they scored 15 runs on 18 hits to beat the Catfish, 15-6.
Heath Rollins, named to the South Atlantic League All-Star game earlier in the day, allowed 8 runs (4 of them earned) on 9 hits, to suffer his 1st loss of the year. He's now 6-1, and his ERA has jumped to 1.51 -- still 2nd best in the league.
Offensively, Ryan Royster was 3-for-4 with a home run -- his 9th of the year. John Matulia was also 3-for-4. Desmond Jennings was 2-for-5.
The Catfish are now 9-7 against Charleston this season. Tonight's loss was the 3rd in a row to the RiverDogs, and the 5th in the last 6 games between the two teams.
The Catfish and Charleston continue their series Thursday night. The Catfish need to take three of four to stay on track for a playoff spot.