After a week of success, the Newport Noibats dropped a series to the Swing4theFences, 8-2. The Noibats led in only runs with 33 and stolen bases with six.
Highlights for the Noibats include Mookie Betts’ 10 runs, two home runs, five RBIs and two stolen bases to finish with a .324 batting average for the week, and Brian Dozier’s five runs, two homers and five RBIs.
On the mound Jerad Eickhoff had 16 strikeouts.
The Noibats (10-20) have dropped to last place in the league. They’ll play Moe’s Team (12-18), who is in ninth place.
The team’s bullpen may shift its lineup in the coming week. Francisco Rodriguez was suspended for 80 games after he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs while Joaquin Benoit is on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Scott Kazmir has been out with some discomfort but he’s expected to make his return on Wednesday.