Norfolk falls at Jacksonville, 6-2: Fifth straight loss for Tides

Norfolk falls at Jacksonville, 6-2: Fifth straight loss for Tides

Chris Graham

norfolk tidesThe Norfolk Tides (68-43) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (54-57), 6-2, on Friday night at 121 Financial Ballpark.

The loss was the fifth straight for Norfolk, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.

Norfolk struck first when Daz Cameron belted a solo shot in the second inning that banged off the right field wall. Jacksonville responded in the third when Troy Johnston hit and RBI single to tie the game at 1-1.

Justin Armbruester was the starter for the Tides tonight. He earned no decision, allowing one run in 3.1 innings and gave up five hits and a walk with one strikeout. DL Hall relieved him in the middle of fourth and got out without allowing a run. However, he gave up a two-run homer to Johnston in the fifth to put the Tides down, 3-1.

In his first start of the season with Jacksonville, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, Ryan Weathers tossed a quality start and eventually earned the win. He went 6.0 innings, allowing the one run on three hits (including Cameron’s solo homer) and two walks while striking out six.

Jacksonville kept piling on by scoring three in the seventh. The first run was scored on an error, then Johnston came through yet again with a two run single.

The Tides scored one run in the ninth on a bases loaded walk, but that would be all as Norfolk lost, 6-2. Game five of the series it tomorrow with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Norfolk is scheduled to throw LHP Bruce Zimmermann (3-4, 3.13) while Jacksoville has RHP Edward Cabrera (1-0, 3.00) listed as their starter.

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,

Latest News

virginia map
Economy, Virginia

Commonwealth’s general fund revenues exceed expectations in August

shower water
Environment, Virginia

Monsanto to pay Virginia $80M in PCBs distribution settlement

Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are artificial chemicals responsible for harmful health effects and negative environmental impacts. PCBs were distributed by Monsanto Co. from the 1930s to 1977, when the company produced 99 percent of America’s PCBs. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and his team secured an $80 million settlement agreement with Monsanto Co. for environmental contamination...

Economy, U.S. & World

Mortgage rates decreased in early September, remained above 7%

The cost of living, including food and gas, remains on the up and up, but mortgage rates may be on the down.

broadband internet

‘Internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity’: Four organizations awarded federal investments

open business sign

SCCF accepting entrepreneurs and business ideas in new Incubator Program


Boys & Girls Club golf tournament raises more than $25K for programs

loveworks sign Staunton
Culture, Local

LOVEworks sign to be featured in Staunton’s Wharf for QCMM this weekend