Finish 3-9 on road trip
The Norfolk Tides (14-16) fell to the Nashville Sounds (20-9), 4-0, Sunday at First Horizon Park, dropping their second straight series, to cap their 12-game road trip of the season.
The Tides were shut out in consecutive contests for the second time on this road trip (April 29-30 at Gwinnett) and have been shut out a total of four times this season.
Richie Martin led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 for his second three-hit game of the season. Martin has hit safely in each of the four games he’s played in this series, going 7-for-14 (.500). He was the only Tides hitter to have multiple hits.
The Sounds scored twice in the second without putting the ball back in play. Keston Hiura was hit with a pitch with the bases loaded and Jon Singleton followed with an RBI walk. Those two runs were enough for Nashville, as their pitching team limited Norfolk to just five hits.
Nashville added to their lead with a pair of runs in the sixth, on RBI singles from Singleton and David Dahl, to make it 4-0.
The Orioles’ top prospect, Adley Rutschman, went 1-for-3 1-for-3 and 3-for-10 (.300) in his first three games with the Tides this season.
Norfolk enjoy a day off tomorrow before returning to action Tuesday at Harbor Park to face the Memphis Redbirds. The first pitch for the series opener is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with teams’ starting pitchers to be announced.