Loss for Van den Hurk
NORFOLK, Virginia (USA) -
Dutch pitcher Rick van den Hurk gave up five basehits and four runs (all earned) in six innings on Wednesday-evening in his seventh start of the season for the Norfolk Tides.
The Tides were beaten 4-2 by the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) and that means that Van den Hurk suffered his fifth loss.
The righthander is now 2-5.
In the third inning, Van den Hurk walked a batter with one out, then another one with two outs.
Both runners then scored on a following double by Michael Aubrey.
The Chiefs added two runs in the sixth inning.
Van den Hurk then gave up three consecutive singles, which led to a run.
The next run was then scored when the following batter grounded into a double play.
Norfolk got two runs back in the eighth inning when Blake Davis hit a 2-run homerun with one out.
After six innings, Van den Hurk was relieved.
As Norfolk was unable to turn the game around in its favor, Van den Hurk ended up as the losing pitcher.
Van den Hurk didn't face countryman Roger Bernadina, who started the season for the Chiefs.
Last Saturday, Bernadina was recalled by the Washington Nationals to its Major League-team, after it had placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day Disabled List.
On the same day, Bernadina went 2-for-4 and scored a run vs. the Florida Marlins, then was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday vs. the Marlins.
On Tuesday, the outfielder was 0-for-3 with a walk and scored twice vs. the Atlanta Braves.
Bernadina had just returned to Syracuse after he was recalled to the Nationals on April 26.
He played for the Major League-team on April 26 and 27, then was send back to Syracuse on April 28.