Van den Hurk ends losing streak
NORFOLK, Virginia (USA) -
Rick van den Hurk ended his 5-game losing streak on Sunday-evening, as he was the winning pitcher in Game 2 of a double-header vs. the Gwinnett Braves.
The Norfolk Tides first picked up where the first game had been halted on Saturday.
That game was interrupted by rain after one inning, then was suspended to be completed the next day.
So, on Sunday, the game resumed in the second inning and Norfolk went on to win that game 6-5.
Next, the regularly scheduled game followed.
Instead of nine innings, this game became a 7-inning contest as it was part of a double-header.
Games of scheduled double-headers in the minor leagues last only seven innings.
As the opening game was a make-up game, that game lasted nine innings.
Norfolk opened the score in the first inning, but Gwinnett tied the score in the third.
The Tides then re-took the lead by scoring two runs in the fifth inning to make it 3-1, which also was the final score.
Van den Hurk threw six innings, struckout four batters, walked two and gave up five hits.
The righthander is now 6-12.