06/05/2019 2:38 PM -
By: Harry Welsh
Kokomo, Ind— Heading into the day riding a one game win streak, the T-Bones (8-10) fall to the Milwaukee Milkmen (9-11).
Dustin Hurlbutt (0-3) would start on the mound for the T-Bones. Hurlbutt gave the T-Bones a full five innings, but he struggled throughout. Milwaukee pitcher, T.J. House (3-0) would go for seven, giving up only two runs and securing the win.
The Milkmen offense remained hot Wednesday, scoring three earned runs in the bottom of the first. But the T-Bones rally back to score a run in the top of the second, thanks to a Ramsey Romano hit-by-a-pitch RBI. Romano would continue his day with an RBI double, scoring Dylan Tice in the top of the fourth. The Milkmen would still lead 3-2 after the fourth. The T-Bones comeback hopes were spoiled in the bottom of the fifth, giving up another four runs. The middle innings have been a significant weak spot to start the year as the T-Bones have given up 39 runs in the fourth, fifth, and six this season alone.
The top of the 6th offered a glimmer of hope for the T-Bones with a lead-off double from Christian Correa, before three consecutive outs, stranding Correa at third. Nick Lee would enter the game in the bottom of the sixth to relieve Dustin Hurlbutt. After pitching one inning and the game being delayed half an hour, Lee would be relieved by Mr. Utility, Ramsey Romano.
The Milkmen have established themselves well against the T-Bones this season, leading the overall series 4-2. Kansas City experienced early success this season before some inevitable roster changes. Since the changes, the T-Bones have struggled, going 3-7 in the last 10 games.
Despite having 9 hits--, two more than the Milkmen -- the T-Bones could not convert. T-Bones fall to the Milkmen 7-2 and will play tomorrow, hoping to split the series.
The T-Bones will battle the Milwaukee Milkmen for the fourth day in a row tomorrow, Thursday, June 6th. After the Milkmen series, the T-Bones will return home for a three-game series with the Chicago Dogs. Hear all the action on the T-Bones Broadcast Network with a first pitch of 12:05 p.m.