MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Biscuits (1-2) fell behind early and never recovered, falling in the third game of the 2018 campaign, 5-2, to the Biloxi Shuckers (2-1) on a chilly Saturday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
In a game that had temperatures dip into the high 40s by its conclusion, J.D. Martin (0-1) took the hill in his first Biscuit start, and was effective in the first inning, striking out a pair and using his newly crafted knuckleball to a devastating degree.
Martin, the former Washington National, walked the first batter he faced in the second, however, in Blake Allemand, who wound up scoring the game's first run on a Dustin Houle sac fly after a spectacular diving catch in center field by Biscuit outfielder Thomas Milone.
Shuckers right fielder Corey Ray would open up the third with a home run over the right field wall, and Trent Grisham and Dylan Moore would follow up with a pair of RBI-singles later in the inning to put Biloxi up, 4-0.
Martin would last just three innings before handing the reigns to former San Francisco Giants farmhand, Matt Krook, who twirled three shutout innings before surrendering Biloxi's fifth run on a wild pitch in the seventh.
The Biscuits were stifled by Double-A debutante Kodi Medeiros (1-0) who went five scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits and three walks to go along with five strikeouts.
The Biscuits would mount another comeback in the eighth though thanks to three straight walks to begin the inning, and a pair of RBI-groundouts by Dalton Kelly and Mike Brosseau to cut the deficit to three.
For the second-consecutive night the Biscuits then loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth against Nate Griep before Mac James flew out to end the game.
The Biscuits are under .500 for the first time this season, but will try to get back to .500 on Sunday when Benton Moss makes his 2018 debut against Thomas Jankins at 2:05 PM.
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