Birds Drop Homestand Opener
Sioux Falls, SD – Shamoy Christopher finished with two hits on Tuesday but his 2023 debut was spoiled by Winnipeg who snapped their three-game losing skid with a 6-2 win at the Bird Cage.
The two teams played six scoreless innings before Winnipeg broke through with a two-run homerun in the seventh. The Goldeyes added two more runs in their half of the eighth before Welington Dotel delivered an RBI single in the bottom portion. Jabari Henry was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring Sioux Falls within 4-2 but the Birds could climb back no further.
The Goldeyes took advantage of a two-run error in the ninth inning and then struck out the side in the bottom half. Chris Hardin turned in a quality start, allowing two runs on four hits and struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings.
The Canaries are now 11-19 and will look to even the series when the two teams meet on Wednesday at 6:35pm.