Posted on June 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM
NORFOLK, VA- A strong start from Suk-min Yoon helped pitch the Tides past the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-1 in front of 11,857 fans Saturday night at Harbor Park. Yoon (2-5) turned in his second straight strong outing, as he held the Pawsox to one run on six hits over seven innings. The 27-year-old South Korean product completed seven innings for the second straight start, with the only run he surrendered coming on a solo home run by Travis Shaw in the fourth inning.
Yoon struck out five without walking a batter, giving him 23 strikeouts and one walk over six starts in May. He threw 66 of his 91 pitches for strikes as he helps the Tides pull even with the Pawsox in the four-game series.
Pawtucket starter Steven Wright (0-1) took the loss despite turning in a solid effort. Wright, who was making his first start with the Pawsox rehabbing from a sports hernia surgery, yielded three runs (two earned) on seven hits in six innings of work. The 29-year-old knuckleballer walked one and struck out six while throwing 60 of his 88 pitches for strikes.
Chris Marrero and Alexi Casilla each had two hits and an RBI to help lead Norfolk’s 10-hit attack. Casilla, who was activated from the disabled list Saturday, has now hit safely in seven straight games, batting .538 (14-26) with six RBI over that span. Evan Meek worked around a two-out single in the ninth inning to register his first save of the season.