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T-Bones Drop Series to Saltdogs

Photo by John Ellis
07/19/2017 9:26 PM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones dropped the series with the Lincoln Saltdogs in a 5-2 loss on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

For the second night in a row the T-Bones would have to make a comeback. Lincoln’s designated hitter, Curt Smith, singled to left field to earn an RBI and bring in the first run of the game in the opening inning.

The Saltdogs struck again in the third inning off of two doubles to left field. Center fielder, Matty Johnson stole a base to advance to second allowing him to score when second baseman, Cesar Valera doubled. Smith added the second double to bring Valera home, putting the Saltdogs up 3-0 in the top of the third inning.

Shortstop, Jerome Pena, launched his first home run for the T-Bones cutting the lead to two, but the Saltdogs responded right back in the top of the fourth.

Johnson singled to right field and advanced to third off of an error by right fielder, Tyler Horan, and scored two runs to stretch the lead to 5-1 going into the bottom of the fourth.

The T-Bones narrowed their margin to three in the bottom of the sixth with a single to first from Pena scoring first baseman, Kyle Petty, but they couldn’t muster a comeback from that point on and dropped their second straight game and the series to the Saltdogs.

Right-handed pitcher, Robby Rowland (2-1, 5.40), picked up the win for the Saltdogs, while right-handed pitcher, Matt Sergey (2-2, 3.44) suffered the loss.

Calvin Drummond (6-3, 4.24), a right-handed pitcher, will start off on the mound for the T-Bones tomorrow night with Cesilio Pimentel pitching for the Saltdogs. The right-handed pitcher ranks fourth best in the American Association with 2.72 ERA and a 6-1 record.

The T-Bones (31-24) will finish up a three game series with the Saltdogs (36-21)  tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at 913-328-5639. Tickets are available online, by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.

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