Knights Drop Friday's Game to Bulls 5-2

In his first MLB rehab game with the Knights in 2018, Nicky Delmonico reached base four times on Friday. (Buren Foster/Charlotte Knights)

By Charlotte Knights | July 13, 2018 10:25 PM

(DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their four-game series against the Durham Bulls by a score of 5-2 from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC on Friday night. The two teams have now each won a game in the series. The Knights opened the series up on Thursday with a 4-2 win.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico made his first appearance of the season with the Charlotte Knights on a major league rehab assignment and went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate on Friday. Delmonico, who is currently on Chicago's 10-day disabled, also walked in the game, reaching base a total of four times on the night. Although Friday's game was his first with the Knights this season, Delmonico recently appeared in five games on MLB rehab with the Double-A Birmingham Barons and hit .200.

Third baseman Matt Skole singled home Charlotte's only two runs of the game in the top of the eighth inning.

RHP Spencer Adams (1-3, 3.86) started for the Knights and allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings of work. Adams, who won his first Triple-A game in his previous outing at Gwinnett on July 7th, was saddled with the loss on Friday.

The Charlotte bullpen was solid over the final four innings. RHP Tyler Danish came on in relief of Adams and twirled two scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and struck-out three batters. RHP Carson Fulmer made his first appearance out of the bullpen and threw a scoreless seventh inning, while RHP Gregory Infante struck-out two batters over a scoreless eighth inning.

RHP Ryan Weber (6-3, 2.05) earned the win for the Bulls with six shutout innings on the evening. RHP Ruben Alaniz notched his third save of the year.

The Knights will continue the four-game series from Durham, NC on Saturday night against the Bulls. Pre-game radio coverage of Saturday's 6:35 p.m. game is set for 6:20 p.m. on 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte. The "Voice of the Charlotte Knights" Matt Swierad will have the call for all of the action. RHP Michael Kopech is expected to start the game for the Knights.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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