The Erie SeaWolves tied a season-high with four home runs in one game during Monday night’s match-up against Bowie.
Still, they weren’t enough to prevent them from dropping a season-low six games under .500. The Baysox burst to an early 8-0 lead en route to a 9-6 victory at Jerry Uht Park.
Despite homers from Brandon Douglas, Avisail Garcia, Nick Castellanos and Jordan Lennerton, the SeaWolves (44-50) lost their fifth straight before a season-high crowd of 6,043.
– Mike Copper
The Baysox broke even at 47-47 after bombarding Erie starter Cesar Carrillo. Eight of their 10 hits off the right-hander were for extra bases, including solo homers from Buck Britton and Jonathan Schoop.
Erie pulled within 8-5 on Castellanos’ two-run shot in the sixth, and then 9-6 in ninth on Lennerton’s 18th of the season, but no closer.
Castellanos finished 2-for-4 in his first home game as an Erie outfielder. Last Thursday, the Detroit Tigers commanded that their first-round pick in the 2010 amateur draft be moved there from third base in a bid to call him up to the parent club sometime this season.
Erie reliever Bruce Rondon and Castellanos were formally honored before the game for their participation in the July 8 Futures Game at Kansas City.
A SeaWolves release after Monday’s game indicated that left-hander Ramon Garcia won’t start Tuesday against the Baysox because of his latest call-up to Triple-A Toledo.
Taking Garcia’s roster spot will be Jared Wesson, who was demoted to Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) June 25. Wesson will be Erie’s starter for that game.
Erie also will fill its vacant 25th roster spot with catcher Luis Sanz, who’s set to be activated from the disabled list. Wes Thigpen, who was summoned from Single-A Connecticut as a backup to James McCann, will instead be sent to Lakeland.