Scoring late not enough to keep Curve from loss
Tonight: Altoona at
New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m.
Pitching matchup: Curve RHP Carmen Mlodzinski vs. Cats RHP Adam Kloffenstein
From Mirror reports
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve rallied late to give themselves a chance Wednesday night, only to see New Hampshire win in walk-off fashion in the ninth inning.
Altoona scored two runs in the eighth to pull even, but wound up losing, 5-4, to the Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
With the first half of the season winding down, the Curve have dropped back to three games below .500 at 31-34. They are in fourth place in the Southwest Division where Akron is in first place at 38-27. New Hampshire is 29-36 in the Northeast Division, good for third place.
The Curve tied it at 4-4 in the eighth with an RBI groundout by Blake Sabol and the help of a New Hampshire error.
The Fisher Cats loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth off reliever J.C. Flowers (4-5), and Zac Cook won it with a sacrifice fly.
Lolo Sanchez went 3-for-4 for Altoona. Henry Davis was hit by a pitch — for the 16th time this season — and went 0-for-3 for the Curve. Last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick is now 3-for-35 since coming up to Double-A.
In other Eastern League action, Erie defeated Bowie, 5-4 in 11 innings, Reading bested Binghamton, 9-3, Akron crushed Harrisburg, 17-2, which included an 11-run seventh inning, Hartford downed Somerset, 9-5, while Portland-Richmond was rained out.