(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, BC) - With just 48 hours to go before the Canadians open the 2010 playoffs at home, Vancouver got a wake-up call from the Everett Aquasox falling 9-2 in front of 5,157 fans out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Saturday night.
The loss comes against the team Vancouver will face in the first round of the 2010 Northwest League Playoffs.
Vancouver starter RHP Kyle Christensen made his final regular season start of the summer going five innings, allowing just four hits and a lone run before turning the game over to the bullpen.
Canadians RHP Zack Thornton would come in with the Canadians trailing 1-0 and struggle over his two innings of work giving up a season high eight runs, seven earned as Everett broke out of an offensive slump to grab a 9-0 lead on Vancouver through seven innings.
NOTE: Prior to the Aquasox run in the top of the 5th inning, Vancouver's pitching staff had held Everett's offense without a run for 18 consecutive innings dating back to Thursday, September 2nd.
The C's would get on the board with a pair of runs in the 9th inning including RF Douglas Landaeta's 82nd hit of the summer, but couldn't overcome the large margin, falling to 25-12 (.676) on the NWL second half.
Vancouver set a new single-season attendance record on Saturday breaking the 150,000 fan mark (150,608) for the first time in franchise history. Vancouver enjoyed another sellout on Saturday with 5,157 fans enjoying Canadians Baseball out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Canadians and Aquasox will play game the final game of this regular season series out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Sunday, September 5th at 1:05pm.
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