Tough loss for Patton

Left-hander Troy Patton held Charlotte to one earned run over six innings, but it wasn’t good enough to pick up a win.

Patton also was tagged with an unearned run in a 2-1 loss. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two, as his record fell to 5-9 with a 4.84 ERA.

The unearned run scored when catcher Michel Hernandez dropped a pop up with two outs in the second inning.

Josh Bell, who homered twice and drove in six runs last night, went 2-for-4 to leave his average at .266.

Shortstop Robert Andino committed his 16th error.

Left-hander Zach Britton makes his Norfolk debut tomorrow night against the Knights.

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