Tides blanked 9-0 Tuesday

Freddy Guzman's third inning single was the only hit Norfolk could muster off of Scranton starter Russ Ortiz Tuesday. (Megan Morrow/Norfolk Tides)

By Norfolk Tides | August 11, 2009 6:33 PM ET

Three Yankees pitchers held Norfolk to two hits as they blanked the Tides 9-0 Tuesday night at Harbor Park.

The Tides managed just one hit off of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Russ Ortiz (2-0), a shallow fly ball single off the bat of Freddy Guzman in the third frame. The only other hit Norfolk could muster came on a two-out, ninth inning double off the left field wall by Brandon Snyder.

Ortiz yielded three walks while striking out six in seven innings, throwing 50 of his 93 pitches for strikes.

David Pauley (8-10) suffered the loss for Norfolk, as he allowed six earned runs on seven hits in four-plus innings of work. The Yankees had managed just four singles against Pauley in his first four frames before they sent 10 men to the plate in a six-run fifth inning, highlighted by a home run from Kevin Russo and back-to-back two-run doubles by Juan Miranda and Cody Ransom - the latter of which came off of reliever Ross Wolf.

With the loss, Norfolk fell to 1-5 against the Yankees this season.

Norfolk will look to break its two-game losing skid on Wednesday as they host the Yankees in game three of their four-game series. Chris Waters (9-5, 4.65) will take the hill for the Tides against right-hander Romulo Sanchez (4-3, 4.23), with first pitch slated for 7:15.

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

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