Douglas Extends Hitting Streak in Erie LossAugust 18, 2010 - Eastern League (EL) Erie SeaWolves
The Senators struck first in the bottom of the first inning against Erie starter Brooks Brown. Josh Johnson singled to right with one out. With two outs, Chris Marrero connected on a two-run home run to left for a 2-0 Harrisburg lead. The home run was the 15th of the season for Marrero.
The Sens added a pair in the fourth. Ofilio Castro singled with one out and Tim Pahuta turned on a pitch an nailed a two-run home run to right. Pahuta's ninth home run gave the Senators a 4-0 lead.
The story of the night was the Harrisburg starter Tom Milone. Milone struck out a career-high 13 in 6.2 innings of work. The lone run Erie scored in the game came in the fifth. Alden Carrithers doubled with one out and moved to third on a single by Brandon Douglas. The single by Douglas extended his hitting streak to nine straight games. Carrithers came around to score on a two-out double by Brandon Jones. Jones, who had two hits in the opener of the series, had three in the losing effort on Wednesday. With runners on second and third, Milone got out of the inning with no further damage. Erie would get no closer.
In the fifth, the Senators loaded the bases with a single by Marrero, a double by Michael Burgess and a one-out intentional walk by to Pahuta. Devin Ivany brought home a pair with a double down the left field line for a 6-1 Harrisburg edge. Brad Coon grounded out to second, scoring Pahuta for a 7-1 lead.
In the sixth, Jesus Valdez connected on a one-out, solo home run off of reliever Ramon Garcia for an 8-1 lead.
In the eighth, Harrisburg would add two more against Garcia on a two-run single by Marrero who finished the day with four hits and four RBI.
Brown (11-8) allowed seven runs on 10 hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. The loss snapped Brown's three-game winning streak and it was the most runs he has allowed in a game since June 6 when he allowed nine in a loss to Bowie.
The 'Wolves and Senators meet in the rubber game of the three-game series on Thursday night at Metro Bank Park.7:00 First Pitch. Lefty Duane Below (4-12, 5.12 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Ryan Tatusko (0-1, 3.38 ERA).
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