The Charleston RiverDogs just couldn’t get it going again Friday night against the Rome Braves as they dropped their second straight game 7-4.
RiverDogs starter Justin Kamplain gave up the first run of the game in the first inning on a RBI triple and that would forecast the type of day it would be for RiverDog pitchers. Kamplain ended up going four innings and giving up three runs on six hits, striking out five.
Giovanny Gallegos replaced Kamplain and immediately gave up two runs in the fifth inning with the game tied 3-3 and one run a piece in the seventh and eighth innings to round out the Braves scoring. Gallegos would get the loss on the evening giving up eight hits in three and a third innings allowing four runs, three of them which were earned. The Braves got some hard hits as they bashed five doubles, two triples and a home run in the game and just dominated at the plate.
Jackson Valera had a two RBI single of the RiverDogs and was 1-for-4 providing the only offense. The other runs for the RiverDogs were scored on a wild pitch in the first and a passed ball in the fifth.
Left fielder Brandon Thomas who was swinging a hot bat coming into the game was 1-for-5 with a run scored and right fielder Michael O’Neil was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
The RiverDogs (61-64) try to get over the hump tomorrow night as they continue their home series with the Rome Braves with Gabriel Encinas on the mound.