WALDORF, MD— The hurlers locked horns for the first five innings in Thursday night’s rubber match at Regency Furniture Stadium but the Blue Crabs fell to the Bluefish 5-1 to close out the homestand.
The game quickly got away from Blue Crabs starting pitcher Gaby Hernandez after only allowing one run through the fifth. The Bluefish broke the game open with four runs on five hits in the top of the sixth inning and the damage was done.
Center fielder Endy Chavez started off the inning with a single to left field making his way around the bases on a wild pitch and an RBI single by Jose Cuevas. Back to back doubles and a single brought in three more runs to extend the lead 5-1.
Third baseman Bryant Nelson delivered the only run of the game for the Blue Crabs with a solo home run in the fourth inning.
Hernandez was pulled in the sixth inning and reliever Orlando Santos came in to put an end to the scoring threat by striking out left fielder Adron Chambers.
The Blue Crabs lost to the Bluefish in a disappointing fashion after the game was called due to rain in the top of the seventh inning. The Blue Crabs finish the homestand 2-4, and hit the road for three against Somerset starting tomorrow at 7:00.
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