Second loss Van den Hurk
DURHAM, North Carolina (USA) -
Dutch righthander Rick van den Hurk threw 5 1/3 inning on Thursday-evening in his second start of the season for the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A Baltimore Orioles), but was credited with his second loss.
Van den Hurk struckout six batters, but also gave up six hits, including a homerun, and four runs in a 4-0 loss against the Durham Bulls (Triple-A Tampa Bay Rays).
In the first inning, Van den Hurk gave up a lead-off single on his second pitch to Desmond Jennings, then threw a wild pitch on his next delivery and gave up an RBI-single to Justin Ruggiano, that made it 1-0.
Van den Hurk had another wild pitch later in the at bat, but was supported with a double play that ended the inning.
In the second, he walked lead-off hitter Russ Canzler, then two errors were made on a double play-grounder, resulting in runners on second and third base.
A grounder then made it 2-0.
In the third, Van den Hurk gave up three singles with one out, leading to Durham's third run.
After starting the sixth inning with a strikeout, he gave up a homerun to Canzler that increased the lead to 4-0 and that marked the end for Van den Hurk.
Also on Thursday-evening, Roger Bernadina played in his first game of the season for the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A Washington Nationals) after missing the first week of the season due to family circumstances.
The Chiefs won 3-2 vs. the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox), scoring the winning run in the home of the ninth.
Bernadina entered the game in the sixth inning as pinch-runner and went on to score the tying run (2-2).
The win came after the previous two games rained out.
Outfielder Greg Halman is currently sidelined with an injury and is placed on the 7-day Disabled List by the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A Seattle Mariners).
So far, Halman has played four games and batted .231 (3-for-13) with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI.