FredNats lose second straight to Carolina
The FredNats dropped their second straight game at Five County Stadium by a final score of 6-3.
Celebrating his 23rd birthday, Cortland Lawson had a great night at the plate for the Freddies, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. He scored runs in the 1st and 8th innings, both on RBIs from Sammy Infante, who was also 2-for-3 with those two runs driven in.
The FredNats scored runs in the 1st and 2nd innings off the RBIs from Infante and Murphy Stehly, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the 2nd. The FredNat bats were held quiet until Infante’s RBI double in the 8th.
Pablo Aldonis (0-2) got the start and took the loss for the Nationals, who fall to 10-19. Aldonis pitched four innings and allowed four earned runs on five hits, walked three and also struck out three.
Brad Lord had an exceptional relief outing out of the FredNat bullpen, pitching three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. This is the third straight game a FredNat reliever has pitched at least three scoreless innings of relief. Juan Abreu gave up two runs in the 8th inning in a 6-3 loss.
The series is now even at two games apiece heading into the weekend. The FredNats will start RHP Bryan Sanchez tomorrow against Mudcat righty Jacob Misiorowski, a top prospect in the Brewers organization. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.