After falling behind 4-0 in the 5th, the Baysox rally came up one run short today in a 4-3 loss to Erie before a small, but sun-splashed crowd here at Prince Georges Stadium.
After Koji Uehara pitched that scoreless first, Zach Britton came on. He gave up four runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 to fall to 1-2, 4.23.
The Baysox fall to 12-9 with the loss. After beginning the year 9-1, they are 3-8 since.
Erie, which has won six in a row, took a 4-0 lead with a three-run 5th vs. Britton that featured a hit by pitch, two walks and an error.
Bowie scored single runs in the 5th, 7th and 8th. Paco Figueroa went 3 for 5 with two triples and scored a run. Bowie, which left 11 men on base, got RBI from Ryan Adams, Phil Britton and Tyler Henson.
With one on and out in the last of the ninth, Brandon Waring just got under a pitch and flied to deep center. He was probably 10 feet or so from a walk-off, two-run shot.
I’ll follow up with some post-game quotes later this afternoon.