From first place to “out of reach,” the spiraling Elizabethton Twins’ season keeps taking turns for the worse.
That was perfectly acceptable for Johnson City. The Cardinals left Joe O’Brien Field with a doubleheader twosome Tuesday, taking wins of 4-2 and 4-1 to send Elizabethton to the loss column for the ninth and 10th time, respectively, in its last 12 games.
“We’re self-destructing one inning and we’re not hitting,” said Elizabethton manager Ray Smith. “We have a chance to make the play and we fail the play — and when you’re not hitting those things, the problems are just compounding.”
Doldrums at the plate plagued game one as a four-run second inning was enough to carry the Cards.