Although the Pickles had more than double the amount of hits than the Cowlitz Black Bears, they weren’t able to best the visitors in the run column as they dropped game two 6-5. Brad McVay got things off on the right foot with an excellent start as he gave up only one earned run over 6 innings of work and 10 strikeouts. Ultimately it was a grand slam in the top of the 7th inning that proved to be costly for the Pickles. Portland rallied for 3 in the bottom of the 9th but the tying run was tagged out at second base on a base hit by John Jensen to end the game. The Pickles were led on offense by a 3-5 day from Thomas Rudinsky and a 2-5 two RBI day from Alex Lambeau. Pickles will be back in action tomorrow for the rubber match of the series and the last game of the 2019 summer.