NORFOLK, Va. - With Larry Thomas, Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" on hand at Harbor Park, the Tides lost to the Buffalo Bisons 6-3 on Friday night.
Buffalo used an early outburst against Tsuyoshi Wada in front of 8,033 fans.
The Bisons plated a run in the first before plating two apiece in the second and third frames to jump out to a 5-0 lead. Buffalo's first four hits went for extra bases, including RBI doubles by Mike Nickeas and Luis Jimenez paired with an RBI triple by Mike McCoy. Buffalo then extended its lead to 6-0 in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Mauro Gomez.
Wada struggled in his fourth rehab start, taking the loss to fall to 0-3. Wada yielded six runs – four earned – on eight hits in 4.2 innings of work, walking two without striking out a batter. The 32-year-old southpaw threw 82 pitches in his outing and while seeing his ERA rise to 6.11.
Buck Britton belted a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Buffalo starter Dave Bush (6-4), who allowed two runs on six hits in 5.2 innings of work. Russ Canzler added an RBI single for Norfolk, which lost for just the sixth time in its last 23 games at Harbor Park.
Brandon Wood capped the scoring with a solo home run in the ninth inning, his second home run with the Tides this season.
The two clubs will continue their four-game series Saturday night at Harbor Park, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05. Josh Stinson (3-2, 4.66) will take the mound for the Tides against Bisons left-hander Ricky Romero (0-1, 13.85).
South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, passed away Thursday evening at the age of 95. Tributes from those who knew him began pouring in from across the globe, including words from two Hampton Roads leaders.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says dredging beneath the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will likely begin Friday afternoon.
State police is conducting a criminal investigation after a vehicle crashing into a residence on the Eastern Shore.
David Karl Becker, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on four charges related to stealing and selling government-owned firearms and ammunition.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.