The Aberdeen IronBirds missed a chance to gain some ground Sunday in the series finale at Vermont.
Aberdeen (36-29) fell 3-2 in New York-Penn League play to the Lake Monsters, dropping the series 2-1. Staten Island and Hudson Valley also lost, keeping the 'Birds 4.5 games back of the Yankees and 1.5 games back of the Renegades in division and wild card races, respectively.
Aberdeen is back at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium tonight (Monday) to begin a three game-set with Connecticut. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
In Sunday's loss, Aberdeen starter Zac Lowther lost for the first time. Lowther (2-1) wasn't at his best. He gave up just three hits, but walked four, which led to all three runs and all earned over five innings. He struck out six.
Lowther had walked just five in his previous 39 innings pitched.