(bisons.com)-The Bisons coming off their walk-off win Thursday afternoon looked to use the motivation from that game to continue their consistent ball-playing. Unfortunately, Charlotte starter Simon Castro had other plans for the Herd.
The Bisons fell victim to the Knights righty as he pitched five scoreless innings in Charlotte's two-hit shutout to notch the win 4-0 Friday night at Coca-Cola Field.
Although Castro sacrificed one hit, the Bisons managed to cough up four walks from the righty. Two of the walks were issued to Josh Satin.
Still Castro got the best of the Herd. The righty tossed five quality innings while recording three strikeouts.
The lone hit Castro gave up was a soft fly ball single to center field by Rob Johnson in the bottom of the third.
Bisons starter Collin McHugh had a similar effort on the mound.
The young righty for the Herd pitched six efficient innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while tallying six punchouts.
It is the fourth straight start McHugh has pitched five or more innings, with his shortest start being 5.1 innings of work at Scranton on July 8.
The only inning where McHugh got into trouble was the fourth when the Bisons righty gave up back-to-back home runs to Dallas McPherson and Hector Gimenez.
Oswaldo Navarro was the other Bison hitter to get one of two hits, hitting a single in the eighth.
The Bisons and Knights continue the series Saturday night at Coca Cola Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.