Bowie Baysox 7, Altoona Curve (PIT) 0
In each of their two playoff games so far the Baysox have scored seven runs. That's pretty impressive, but while Wednesday's game ended in a heartbreaking walk-off loss, yesterday's was an easy cruise to victory.
Nick Additon made the start the Baysox and he was very good. He pitched six shutout innings with six hits, a walk, and four strikeouts. You hear about guys scattering hits, and Additon did that to a tee. He didn't have a single 1-2-3 inning, instead allowing one baserunner in five of his six innings, and two in the other. His replacement, , gave up two hits to start the seventh and was immediately pulled for Donnie Hart. Hart and Marcel Prado combined to pitch the final nine outs without allowing another man on base, which is a fine way to end a ballgame indeed.
The Baysox took the lead in the top of the first inning on a solo home run from Mike Yastrzemski. The 1-0 score held until the fifth when they added two more runs via a barrage of singles. Singles from Garabez Rosa, Drew Dosch, Ozzie Martinez, and Corbin Joseph brought in one run and left the bases loaded for Yastrzemski, who contributed a sacrifice fly.
With the game in hand in the eighth inning, the Baysox kept on scoring. Quincy Latimore knocked in Joseph with a single in the eighth, and the Baysox took advantage of a wild pitcher in the ninth to score three more runs on three hits and two walks.
The Most Birdland Player for this game was, in my opinion, Yastrzemski. He had a home run, a sacrifice fly, and walk, and was in the middle of most of the scoring in the game. Also with strong games were leadoff hitter Corban Joseph, who went 3-for-5, and the bottom two hitters Drew Dosch and Ozzie Martinez, who added two hits each.
Game three of this five-game series is tonight in Bowie, so if you're in the area go see some playoff baseball! Game time is 7:05 p.m. with Chris Lee on the mound for the Baysox.
Norfolk Tides vs. Columbus Clippers (CLE) - Suspended
Game two of the playoff series between the Tides and Clippers was called in the second inning due to rain. The game was scoreless at the time, and will be resumed today in Norfolk at 4:05 p.m. This will push back games three through five by one day, with the series shifting to Columbus beginning tomorrow.