Win: Tim Bascom (1-0)
Loss: Jhonathan Ramos (1-1)
Save: Marcel Prado (4)
Bowie, Md.- A big six-run bottom of the seventh inning by the Bowie Baysox was too much for the Curve to overcome as they fell, 10-9 on Saturday night at Prince George's Stadium. Adalberto Santos had three hits including a home run in the defeat.
Gregory Polanco belted his first career Double-A home run in the top half of the first inning to give the Curve a 3-0 advantage. Altoona tacked on single runs in the top of the second and third innings to extend the lead to 5-0.
Santos added to the advantage with a two-run shot over the left-field fence in the top of the fourth inning to push the lead to six. The home run was the fourth of the season for Santos. Alex Dickerson drove in another run with an RBI-single to cap the second three running inning of the evening that made it 8-0 Curve.
Jameson Taillon worked five innings allowing four hits and two runs, while walking four and striking out three.
The Baysox offense picked up the scoring from there pushing across a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more in the bottom of the sixth that cut the Curve's original lead in half making it an 8-4 contest. Bowie took their first lead of the game sending 12 men to the plate in a six-run bottom of the seventh inning that made it 10-4.
Jarek Cunningham knocked in a run with a single in the top half of the eighth inning for the Curve that pulled them back within a run at, 10-9. Zech Zinicola was able to retire Charlie Cutler and strand a pair of runners to keep the Baysox in front by one.
Tim Bascom earned the victory working a scoreless inning. Jhonathan Ramos took the loss for the Curve working a third of an inning. Marcel Prado retired the Curve in order to earn his fourth save of the season. Santos, Polanco, Dickerson, and Cunningham all recorded multi-hit games for the Curve offense.
RHP David Bromberg (3-6, 3.27) will head to the mound for the Curve (33-39) for the series finale against the Bay Sox (34-36) tomorrow afternoon at 2:05 p.m. Bromberg will go for his fourth consecutive quality start in his first outing against the Baysox this season. He will be opposed by RHP Eddie Gamboa (2-5, 4.12). The right-hander suffered the loss in his last outing working seven innings and allowing six runs (four earned) against the Harrisburg Senators on June 18.
Airtime on ESPN Radio 1430, WVAM and the Curve Radio Network is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. For tickets and more information on the next Curve homestand which begins on Monday June 24, call 877.99.CURVE, visit AltoonaCurve.com or stop by the ticket windows at Peoples Natural Gas Field.