Brian Roberts may have just batted for the last time in his first game with Bowie since May of 2006.
Getting to bat right-handed (vs. a lefty) for the first time on the night, Roberts was called out on strikes on an 0-2 pitch vs. Roy Merritt. He got ahead 0-2, Roberts then fouled one off before Merritt threw a backdoor curve ball that broke back over the outside corner.
Roberts is 2 for 5 tonight with two runs and an RBI.
Roberts night at Bowie:
1st - Double on a grounder down third-base line and later scores.
2nd - RBI ground single to center.
4th - Grounds out to first.
6th - Flies out to deep right with two men on.
8th - Called out on strikes.
The Baysox lead 6-2 in the last of the eighth. Roberts has handled three balls that have been hit his way cleanly in the field at second base.
He is scheduled to DH here tomorrow night and play second base in Wednesday’s 11 am game here at Bowie.
Baysox starting left fielder Tyler Henson was ejected when he was called out on strikes by home plate ump Andy Dudones in the last of the 6th. Henson threw his bat and was immediately tossed.
Tonight’s attendance at Prince George’s Stadium is 2,114. With a win the Baysox would improve to 51-45 and get a seven-game homestand off to a winning start.