Playing first game in 20 months, Norfolk Tides drop season opener at Jacksonville

Norfolk Tides
Posted at 11:45 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 23:45:48-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Minor League Baseball is back.

Tuesday, the Norfolk Tides played their first game in 610 days. After last year's minor league baseball season was canceled due to COVID-19, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles played its first game since September 2019.

The Tides fell into a 7-0 hole after two innings and lost to the Jumbo Shrimp, 11-5.

Tyler Nevin led the way for Norfolk, recording two hits including a two-run home run in the 9th inning. Starting pitcher Conner Greene allowed six earned runs in 1.2 innings pitched.

The same two teams play Wednesday afternoon in Jacksonville.