Cloyd Spins Six Strong Innings, Rainiers Suffer Third-Straight Loss

Pitcher's duel falls apart in late innings as all runs cross in final four frames

Tim Lopes (Jeff Halstead)

By Tacoma Rainiers | June 8, 2019 11:35 PM

Tacoma, WA - Right-hander Tyler Cloyd threw six innings of one-run baseball and Tim Lopes went 2-for-5 with a run on Saturday at Cheney Stadium, but the Tacoma Rainiers dropped their second straight game against the Nashville Sounds, 4-2.

Cloyd (1-5) made the start for Tacoma (30-33) and allowed one home run across six frames, but struck out eight Nashville (24-38) hitters before handing the ball over to Matt Carasiti. The 27-year-old allowed two runs and collected two strikeouts across 1 2/3 innings in his Cheney Stadium debut.

With the Rainiers trailing Nashville, 2-0, Austin Nola singled home Lopes on a ground ball for Tacoma's first run of the game in the seventh to narrow the deficit, 2-1.

An inning later, Ian Miller grounded into a double-play with the bases loaded that sent Kristopher Negron to the plate.

Right-hander Parker Markel surrendered a run over the final 1 1/3 innings and the Rainiers were retired in order in the ninth to close the game.

The Rainiers will play for their first win of the series against the Sounds on Sunday at Cheney Stadium. First pitch is at 1:35 pm PDT as left-hander Anthony Misiewicz (2-2, 5.55) takes the hill for Tacoma. Mike Curto will have full coverage of on South Sound Talk 850 with audio streaming available on the Tacoma Rainiers TuneIn Radio Network.

All tickets, group outings, and suites packages for the 2019 season are available for purchase in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at TacomaRainiers.com and WeRTacoma.com, or over the phone at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers throughout the season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (tacomarainiers) or liking the team on Facebook.

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