Tides 6, Clippers 3: Big 8th-inning rally spells doom
L.J. Hoes hit a two-run double in Norfolk’s five-run eighth inning, and the Tides defeated the Clippers 6-3 last night in Norfolk, Va.
The Clippers led 3-1 before the Tides rallied in the eighth against reliever Matt Langwell (3-2). Chris Snyder led off with a base hit, Xavier Avery walked, and Brian Roberts singled to load the bases. Hoes then lined a double to right field.
Reliever Preston Guilmet then got Jason Pridie to pop out before intentionally walking Russ Canzler to load the bases. RBI singles by Buck Britton, Zelous Wheeler and Brandon Wood made it 6-3.
Jairo Asencio pitched the ninth for his International League-leading 17th save.
The Clippers took a 3-1 lead in the third inning when Tim Fedroff singled in a run and Chun-Hsiu Chen hit a sacrifice fly.
Roberts, who is on a rehab assignment from the Baltimore Orioles, doubled and scored on a single by Pridie to give the Tides a 1-0 lead in the first.
Jeremy Hermida tied it when he opened the second inning with a home run to left field, his 14th of the season.