Home Jackson Holliday homers, but Norfolk Tides drop opener to Gwinnett, 4-2

Jackson Holliday homers, but Norfolk Tides drop opener to Gwinnett, 4-2

Chris Graham

norfolk tides Jackson Holliday hit his sixth Triple-A homer, but it wasn’t enough for the Norfolk Tides in a 4-2 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday at Harbor Park.

Holliday (.269 BA, .897 OPS, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs) was 1-for-3 at the plate in the loss.

Chayce McDermott, the #8 prospect in the Baltimore Orioles farm system, took the loss.

McDermott (1-3, 4.02 ERA, 1.55 WHIP) gave up three runs on seven hits in four innings of work, striking out eight batters.

Four pitchers for Gwinnett, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, held the Tides to three hits on the night.

Grant Holmes (3-1, 1.44 ERA, 0.87 WHIP), in his first start of the season, held Norfolk to one run, the Holliday homer, in five innings of work.

Game 2 of the series starts Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m. RHP Brandon Young will make his Triple-A debut for the Tides, while RHP Taylor Widener (2-2, 3.48) will throw for Gwinnett.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].