NORFOLK- The Columbus Clippers fell to the Norfolk Tides Friday night, 8-4. Even after a late rally in the ninth the Clippers could not come up with enough to make up for their early deficit to Norfolk.
TJ House started on the mound for Columbus for his first start back since being sent down from Cleveland. House pitched a shaky two innings walking one batter, hitting a Norfolk batter with a pitch, and allowing four hits. However, House did not allow a run in either inning.
In the third inning Norfolk took the lead scoring five runs. After House gave up two singles, he loaded the bases with a walk. With only one out another single scored the Tides their first two runs. A double immediately afterwards gave Norfolk a third run. One final hit by Brandon Waring scored the final two runs of the inning, giving the Tides a 5-0 lead. This inning was enough to earn House his eighth loss of the season.
Columbus followed in the top of the fourth with a single run that Chun-Hsiu Chen was respon...