Walks doom Tigers in 12-0 loss

Control problems haunted the Connecticut Tigers pitching staff in Friday’s 12-0 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades at Dodd Stadium.

Josue Carreno struggled with his command on Friday

Starting pitcher Josue Carreno and relievers Drew Gagnier, Tyler White and Logan Hoch combined to walk 12 Renegades hitters in the lopsided loss.

The Renegades offense ended up scoring 12 runs on 12 hits on a night when nothing seemed to go right for the Tigers.  In addition to its pitching woes, Connecticut made two errors and failed to turn two seemingly tailor-made double plays.

Alexander Nunez and P.J. Polk were the only Tigers to notch hits.  Nunez lined a single to left field in the fourth inning and Polk smacked a triple to right center field in the ninth inning.  Both were stranded on the basepaths.

The loss ended a nine-game homestand on which the Tigers went 5-4 and briefly ascended to first place in the Stedler Division standings (they are currently a half a game behind the Vermont Lake Monsters).

The Tigers will now travel to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a three-game series with the Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets affiliate, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Brennan Smith (0-3, 2.97) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Connecticut.

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