Loons drop first game of twi night double header 4-3 to West Michigan
the Loons' lead is now only a half game over the Lansing Lugnuts who beat the Lake County Captains 6-0 tonight....
Great Lakes Loons,
By: Jason Marcoux
04th September, 2016
The Great Lakes Loons dropped the first game of a 'twi-night double header'
this evening 4-3 to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) at Dow Diamond earlier this evening. The game is a continuation make-up game of a July, 7 game that was postponed in Grand Rapids on July, 7 earlier this summer.
The Loons grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning on RBI singles by Darien Tubbs and Zach McKinstry.
West Michigan answered with one run in the fourth, and two in the fifth respectively.
The Loons managed to tie the game at 3-3 with one run in the top of the seventh on an Erick Meza (2) solo home run over the right field wall at Dow Diamond.
West Michigan DH Cam Gibson scored the eventual game-winning run on a SAC fly off of Loons newcomer Willian Soto (0-1, 7.20 ERA) who joined the team on Sep. 1 from the Dodgers' rookie league Ogden Raptors. Soto was charged with the blown save and the loss. He gave up all four runs on 7-hits through 5-innings.