SPOKANE, Wash. - Three days into the 2008 season, the Spokane Indians are wondering what happened to the magic? After slamming Everett Tuesday in the season-opener, the Indians have lost two straight. The AquaSox beat the Indians 7-6 Thursday night at Avista Stadium.
The bats really started to heat up for Everett in the fourth inning. Wellington Dotel singled to right field, bringing in Nate Tenbrink in to score. Then, the AquaSox tacked on three more runs, taking a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Indians got things going. With the bases loaded, Justin Pickett walked, scoring Jacob Kaase for Spokane's first run. On the next pitch, Matthew West was hit by a pitch, scoring David Paisano.
Control for Everett pitcher Eddie Fernandez didn't get any better, either. He also hit Eric Fry, bringing the score to 4-3.
But the AquaSox answered in the seventh inning. James Davenport came in to score because of a throwing error from Indians' second baseman Donnie Ecker to make it 5-3. The Sox eventually went on to win 7-6 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Game 4 of the 5-game series is Friday night at Avista Stadium at 6:30 p.m.