NORFOLK | Other than 2-for-4 nights for Jeff Kobernus and Will Rhymes, who doubled, the Syracuse Chiefs got just a pair of hits as they fell to the Norfolk Tides in the opener of an eight-game road trip on Thursday, 8-2.

Trayvon Robinson homered twice and drove in three for the Tides from the No. 9 spot in the order as Syracuse fell to 4-16 after a 5-1 start which is very reminiscent to the 3-16 start the team got off to start last year.

In roster news, Jimmy Van Ostrand was sent to Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, while Erik Komatsu was activated onto the Triple-A roster on Thursday.

Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio (Interview with Erik Komatsu, Sam Palace)

Record: 9-17, Box Score

Nationals Headline of the Day: Dan Haren looked pretty good

Next Game: May 3 at Norfolk, 7:05 p.m.

Line of the Day: Ryan Tatusko, RP - 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3.71 ERA

Tatusko came on with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the fifth and promptly walked the first batter he faced.

He settled in after that allowing just Robinson’s second homer later on.

Ryan Perry allowed seven runs, walked four and struckout none in his four-plus on the mound.

Jake Arrieta twirled a gem as he tossed seven innings of two-run ball as he allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked one.

The Inning: Norfolk Bottom of the 2nd

  • Lew Ford doubles (2) on a line drive to right fielder Chris Rahl.
  • Travis Ishikawa singles on a line drive to center fielder Eury Perez. Lew Ford to 3rd.
  • Yamaico Navarro lines out to second baseman Will Rhymes.
  • Jonathan Schoop singles on a line drive to left fielder Erik Komatsu. Lew Ford scores. Travis Ishikawa to 2nd.
  • Chris Robinson doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Chris Rahl. Travis Ishikawa scores. Jonathan Schoop to 3rd.
  • Trayvon Robinson walks.
  • Jason Pridie singles on a line drive to center fielder Eury Perez. Jonathan Schoop scores. Chris Robinson scores. Trayvon Robinson to 2nd.
  • L. J. Hoes grounds into a force out, shortstop Zach Walters to third baseman Jeff Kobernus. Trayvon Robinson out at 3rd. Jason Pridie to 2nd. L. Hoes to 1st.
  • Russ Canzler flies out to right fielder Chris Rahl.

Perez-watch: 1-for-4, R, K

He came around and scored on Rhymes’ double, but that was about it.

Brown-watch: On Disabled List with oblique injury

Could be back when Chiefs come back home on May 10.

Ben Meyers can be reached at (315) 282-2557,, or on Twitter @CitizenMeyers

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