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).
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.