Norfolk Tides 7, IronPigs 0

Big Inning: The Tide scored four runs in the fifth inning to take control of the game as Brandon Waring and L.J. Hoes had RBI doubles off of IronPigs starter Scott Elarton.

IronPigs Hitting: The Pigs managed to get just six hits in the contest with Kevin Frandsen and Michael Spidale hitting two singles apiece, Kyle Hudson getting a double and Michael Martinez a single.

IronPigs Pitching: Elarton lasted five innings, gave up nine hits, five runs (four earned) and suffered his sixth straight loss.

Notes: The IronPigs have now been shutout in three of their last four games and have only scored runs in one of their last 38 innings. That inning was a seven-run outburst at Rochester on Sunday.....Zach Britton threw seven shutout innings, struckout six and rode the hot bats of his teammates for the win...L.J. Hoes extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a first inning infield single for the Tide.

Records: IronPigs 52-40, Norfolk Tides 48-45

Down The Road: The Pigs will look to get back on track tonight when Pat Misch (6-10, 4.73) takes the mound in the second game of a four-game set against the Tides. Norfolk throws former Texas Ranger pitcher Tommy Hunter (2-0, 4.50) with first pitch at 7:15 p.m.