Triple-A: Tides Trounce Knights 20-4
The Norfolk Tides, Triple-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, trounced the Charlotte Knights 20-4 on Tuesday.
The Knights, who are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, did manage ten hits in the game, but could only push across a run in the second, sixth, eighth and ninth.
As for the Tides, their bats came alive in the first when Henry Urrutia singled home a run and Joey Terdoslavich hit a sac-fly to put Norfolk up 2-0.
In the second, Michael Almanzar hit his first home run on the season to extend the lead to 3-0. But in the bottom of the frame, the Knights Travis Ishikawa also hit his first home run to pull Charlotte within two runs at 3-1. That is the closest they would be the rest of the game.
In the top of the fifth, the Tides went to work as they posted six runs in the frame, highlighted by RBI doubles from Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez, and RBI singles off the bats of Audry Perez, Almanzar, and Sharlon Schoop.
From the seventh to the ninth, the Tides added 11 runs to pull away for the lopsided victory. In the scoring barrage, Perez hit his second home run on the season, Walker hit his fourth, and the rest of the offense added to the explosion as the team totaled 21 hits in the game.
On the mound, the Tides Nick Additon, earned his first win in 2016, after tossing seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.
On the other side of the diamond, the Knights starter Terance Marin didn’t fare well at all, as he lost his second game on the season after allowing seven earned runs on nine hits in four innings. The rest of the bullpen combined to give up 10 earned runs on 12 hits.
With the win, the Tides improve to 4-8, while the Knights dropped to 4-8.
L.J. Hoes – 3 for 6, 3 R
Christian Walker – 3 for 7, 3 R, Double, HR, 4 RBI
Henry Urrutia – 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Dariel Alvarez – 2 for 6, 3 R, Double, RBI
Audry Perez – 4 for 5, 4 R, HR, 3 RBI
Michael Almanzar – 2 for 6, R, HR, 2 RBI
Matt Davidson – 2 for 3, Double, RBI
Travis Ishikawa – 1 for 4, HR, RBI
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