The Columbus Catfish led early, but couldn't hold on, as they fell again to the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees), 5-3 tonight.
The Catfish opened the scoring in the 2nd, when SS Omar Luna singled, driving in DH Reid Fronk and LF Stephen Vogt, who both reached on walks.
Charleston took the lead with a run in the 3rd, and two in the 6th, but the Catfish tied it up on a solo shot by 1B Henry Wrigley in the top of the 7th.
A 2-run shot in the 8th, put Charleston up 5-3, and the Catfish couldn't get anything going in the 9th, going down in order on three strikeouts.
The Catfish only managed 4 hits on the night, but did have some opportunities against Charleston. Thy wasted those opportunities. RF Maiko Loyola singled, stole second, and took third on an error, but was unable to score in the 1st inning. In the 2nd, Luna was left on third base after the Catfish had already scored a pair. Fronk reached in the 4th, but was caught stealing, and CF Emeel Salem reached in the 8th, but was caught in a rundown for the third out.
The loss was the 5th in 6 games, 4 of those losses coming to Charleston.
Scheduled starter Jeremy Hall was placed on the 7-day designated list this week, and his spot was filled by reliever Brian Flores. Flores went 3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits, and striking out a pair. Jesse Darcy went the next 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, with a couple of strikeouts. Kevin Boggan pitched the last 2 innings, giving up the game-winning home run in the 8th, and getting charged with his 1st loss of the year.
The series continues tomorrow night, as the Catfish hope to halt Charleston's 7-game winning streak.