WILMINGTON, DE- On Wednesday, the Carolina Mudcats dropped their season-high fifth straight game and were swept by the Wilmington Blue Rocks by a score of 6-2. The Mudcats struggled to get anything going offensively all day, ending the road trip 1-5 and 5-7 overall.
The game started out exactly like the Mudcats wanted it to. Designated hitter Tony Wolters slapped a double to center field with one out in the top of the first, followed by second baseman Joseph Wendle walking to put runners on first and second. Right fielder Jordan Smith singled to right field to knock in the first run of the game, putting the Mudcats up 1-0.
With runners on the corners and still only one out, first baseman Jerrud Sabourin struck out, quickly followed by left fielder Bryson Myles grounding out to first base to end the inning.
After allowing a leadoff walk and steal, starting pitcher Jacob Leeretired the next three batters to end any threat before it got started.
Catcher Jake Lowery walked to start ...