Everett, WA - The AquaSox lost game two of the three-game series against the Spokane Indians Tuesday night at Everett Memorial Stadium, 6-0. Spokane starter Seth Nordlin dominated the game, pitching seven scoreless innings of baseball, and allowing only five AquaSox hits.
It was a tough game from the get-go for the AquaSox. The second pitch Everett starter Carlos Hernandez threw was smashed over the right-field fence by Julio Pablo Martinez, granting Spokane a lead they wouldn't relinquish for the remainder of the night. Hernandez continued to allow two walks and a double, loading the bases. Spokane's Jonah McReynolds was then hit by a high-and-inside pitch, plating the second Spokane run. The inning came to an end with the Indians on top, 2-0. For Martinez, it was part of a 4-for-6 night. Martinez was a triple away from hitting the cycle.
Hernandez never found his rhythm Tuesday night. The right-hander exited the game after the third inning with 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, and 3 SO. Penn Murfee would replace Hernandez in the top of the fourth inning. With the loss Tuesday, Hernandez now has five losses on the year.
Murfee retired the first two batters he faced, but then put two men on base, opening the door for Spokane's Curtis Terry to hit an RBI single, 3-0 Indians.
Spokane tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, ending Murfee's night. A double off the bat of Scott Kapers was enough to score Hasuan Viera from first base. Jax Biggers tripled two at-bats later, scoring Kapers. Murfee's night would end there as Jamal Wade entered the game with one out gone and a man on third base. Wade struck out two Indians in a row, getting the AquaSox out of the inning.
Spokane starter Seth Nordlin had a tight grip on the ball game Tuesday night. Nordlin, who held Everett to three runs in his last appearance, pitched seven scoreless innings. The AquaSox could only muster up five hits off the right-hander before he exited the game after the seventh inning. Nordlin finished with 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, and 6 SO.
The Indians showed no signs of mercy in the top of the eighth inning. With AquaSox reliever Benjamin Onyshko on the mound, two hits and an intentional walk loaded the bases for the Indians. Onyshko walked Diosbel Arias, bringing home the final Spokane run.
No more runs would score in the ballgame, and Spokane would complete the shutout, 6-0 Indians. With the loss, Everett is 11-14 in the second half of the Northwest League season, and 31-32 overall.
The Everett AquaSox will conclude the series against the Spokane Indians on Wednesday. It will be the final Silver Sluggers night of the season presented by Tulalip Bingo. Everett will then head out on an eight-game road trip, taking on the Hillsboro Hops and the Vancouver Canadians.
W: S. Nordlin (4-1)
L: C. Hernandez (3-5)
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