From the Birmingham Barons Media Relations:
Birmingham, Ala. — The Birmingham Barons dropped game four of their five-game series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos by a score 2-1 in front of 4,677 fans at Regions Field.
Rangel Ravelo put the Barons ahead 1-0 in the first inning with a sacrifice fly, scoring Tim Anderson from third base against Pensacola starter Robert Stephenson (7-10, 4.74). It would be the only run allowed by Stephenson in the game as he went on to allow just three hits while striking out nine over 7.0 innings pitched.
Barons' starter Terance Marin (0-2, 4.97) cruised through the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth. Kyle Waldrop tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run, his eighth homer of the season. Later in the inning, a wild pitch by Marin scored Travis Mattair from third base giving Pensacola a 2-1 lead.
Marin departed with two outs in the seventh inning and the Barons trailing 2-1 after allowing two runs on eighthits while striking out nine.
The Barons put the first two runners on in the ninth as Rangel Ravelo led off the inning with a single and went to second when catcher Chris Berset through wildly to first base on a sacrifice bunt attempt by Jason Coats. Joey DeMichele followed by moving both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. However, reliever Shane Dyer retired pinch-hitter Chris Curley on a line drive to third base and struck out Martin Medina to end the game while picking up his 21st save.
With the loss the Barons fell to 60-79 on the season and 31-38 in the second half while Pensacola improved to 59-80 on the year and 28-41 in the second half.
The Barons will look to pick up a series victory in their final game of the 2014 season as RHP Myles Jaye (4-12, 5.54) takes the hill against RHP Michael Lorenzen (4-6, 3.13). First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 PM CDT.