Sometimes what seems good enough simply isn't.
Charleston starting pitcher Shaeffer Hall allowed two runs on four hits through seven innings on Thursday night and the RiverDogs outhit Savannah, but the Sand Gnats extended Charleston's losing streak to seven games with a 5-2 victory at Riley Park.
It's the longest losing streak for the RiverDogs since dropping nine straight in May of 2006.
"We're just running into difficulties every game," said Charleston manager Greg Colbrunn. "We haven't been playing good baseball, but when we have, we haven't been pitching well. That's just the cycle of baseball. All we can do is come back tomorrow and start over."
Hall struck out six and walked none, exiting after seven innings with the score tied 2-2, and the only silver lining was he wasn't tagged with the loss.
"Shaeffer's record (2-2) doesn't show how well he's pitched," Colbrunn said. "He's had a quality start just about every time. Hopefully, he can just continue to do that and we can get him some run support down the road."
Savannah (25-15) broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth off Juan Lagares' two-out, two-run single and added a solo homer in the ninth by Raphael Fernandez.
Trailing 2-0, the RiverDogs got a run in the bottom of the fifth off back-to-back doubles by Jimmy Paredes and J.R. Murphy and tied the game in the seventh on Murphy's RBI single.
Charleston and Savannah play again at 7:05 p.m. tonight. Sean Black (2-3, 6.31 ERA) is the will start for Charleston, while Armando Rodriguez (2-3, 2.55 ERA) will start for Savannah.