Trenton’s Dustin Fowler led off the first inning with a solo home run down the right field line and the Baysox could not come back. The Baysox fell in the Monday evening series opener by a 5-2 final.
Orioles LHP TJ McFarland got the rehab start bouncing back from a late-June knee injury. He threw strikes allowing three runs in two innings. After the first inning home run, Trenton scored two runs on three hits in the second in an inning where the Baysox struggled defensively. McFarland threw 46 pitches, 34 for strikes. Two of the three runs he allowed were unearned.
The Baysox got a run in the third inning on a leadoff double from Glynn Davis followed by a Chris O’Brien RBI-Single. In the fourth, Bowie had the bases loaded with one down trailing 3-1 but could not score.
David Hess followed McFarland and worked well going the remaining six innings. He allowed just two runs on six hits. Hess allowed the leadoff man five times in six frames but allowed that runner to score just one time.
The loss was the seventh in the last eight games for Bowie. Garabez Rosa went 2-for-3 with a walk in the game.
Bowie takes on Trenton Tuesday, August 23rd in game two of the three game series at 7:00 p.m. Matthew Grimes will get the start for the Baysox. Coverage will start 20 minutes prior to first pitch on wnav.com, baysox.com and via the Tune-In Radio App by searching Baysox.
The final homestand of the 2016 season begins Thursday, August 25th at 7:05 p.m. as the Binghamton Mets come to town. Fireworks follow the games Friday and Saturday evenings. Get tickets at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.