In a departure from the norm, the Sox found themselves in a pitchers duel last night against the Tacoma Rainiers.
Sox starter Billy Buckner tossed 5.1 solid innings, allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned). Unfortunately for the Sox, Tacoma starter and former Sky Sox pitcher Chaz Roe was equally as effective. Roe threw six innings, allowing two runs on four hits.
The game came down to a battle of the bullpens. It looked like the Sox might come out with the victory after an Eric Young Jr. RBI single gave them a 3-2 lead heading into the home half of the seventh. Four Tacoma hits off of Jim Miller and Rex Brothers led to two Rainiers runs and they held on for a 4-3 victory.
The loss dropped the Sox to 5-9 on the season while Tacoma snapped a six game losing streak and pushed their record to 4-10.
Game three comes your way at 8:05 PM MT tonight. Josh Muecke (0-2, 6.75) takes the mound for the Sox against Fabio Castro (0-1. 3.00)