To tie the Eastern League Championship Series at one game apiece, the Reading Fightins lost against the Bowie Baysox by a score of 10-3. The series will now move to Bowie’s Prince George’s Stadium, where Reading will need to win two out of three games.
Righty hurler Ethan Martin had a poor start for Reading and took the loss, allowing five earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out none in 2 1/3 innings.
Left-hander Joely Rodriguez would follow Martin out of the bullpen, letting up three runs (two earned) in 1 1/3 innings. Ryan O’Sullivan would be charged with two additional runs in his inning of work.
For a pair of bright spots among the Reading pitching staff, lefty Hoby Milber, working with a new arm angle of late, tossed 3 1/3 scoreless frames retiring all 10 batters he faced while Tom Windle threw a scoreless inning of his own.
Designated hitter Andrew Knapp launched a solo home run and plated a run with a sacrifice fly to lead the Fightins’ offense.
The series will continue Thursday night with Jake Thompson, who threw a complete game shutout in the opening round of the EL playoffs taking the bump for Reading against Bowie left-hander Chris Lee at 6.35PM. The live radio broadcast will be streamed at Fightins.com with the video broadcast available via MiLB TV.