newssyracuse evens series with norfolk tides with 1 0 shutout win

Syracuse evens series with Norfolk Tides with 1-0 shutout win

Chris Graham

Norfolk TidesThe Norfolk Tides (30-12) fell to the Syracuse Mets (18-25), 1-0, on Friday night at Harbor Park. The pitcher’s duel didn’t fall Norfolk’s way as the series is now tied at 2-2.

The pitchers’ duel didn’t feature a run until the the fifth inning. Ronny Mauricio knocked a one-out single and then reached second on a walk by DJ Stewart. Jaylin Davis ripped a single to left field that scored Mauricio to make it 1-0.

That was the only run Tides starter Drew Rom allowed. He lasted 5.2 innings, allowing eight hits and two walks while striking out five. He was relieved by Dillon Tate in the sixth, who made his fourth appearance on MLB rehab. He tossed 1.1 scoreless innings himself, retiring four of six batters faced. Darwinzon Hernández and Logan Gillaspie also tossed scoreless innings, limiting Syracuse to one run.

Syracuse’s pitching staff performed a tad better, with Mets starter Joey Lucchesi tossing 6.0 scoreless innings. Former Tide Zach Muckenhirn followed with 2.0 scoreless innings himself and Nathan Lavender earned his second save to clinch the 1-0 win against the Tides.

Game 4 of the series is set for tomorrow at Harbor Park with first pitch at 6:35 p.m. The Tides with start LHP Bruce Zimmermann (1-3, 4.06), while Syracuse has not announced a starter.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].