John Tolisano is second in the Eastern League with 18 walks. (Kevin Littlefield/NH Fisher Cats)
PORTLAND, ME - John Tolisano singled and picked up his
walk on Monday night, but that
was just about all
the offense the Fisher Cats mustered in an 8-1 loss to the Portland Sea
leaves the Fisher
Cats at 2-2 after four games on the six-game road trip.
Tolisano's first at-bat generated the Fisher Cats (13-17) lone
run against Sea Dogs starter Chris Balcolm-Miller (W; 2-2).
With one out and the
Fisher Cats trailing
2-0, Tolisano walked in the second inning, then stole second base.
He scored two batters
later when Brian Van
Kirk dropped a single into center field to cut the deficit 2-1.
That's as close as the Fisher Cats could get as the Sea Dogs
pounded Fisher Cats starter Randy Boone (L; 0-1).
Reynaldo Rodriguez had a pair of two-run
homers in the first and third innings.
Two runs scored in the fourth before another two-run homer
out in the fifth.
pitched 4.1 innings
in his first New
starter since 2010, surrendering eight runs on nine hits, including
Matt Wright did a nice job in relief for New Hampshire
hurling 2.2 scoreless
just one walk with a
season-high five strikeouts, the most for any Fisher Cats reliever this
Balcolm-Miller earned the victory for Portland
up just one run on a pair of
hits over seven innings.
and finished with three strikeouts to improve to 2-0 against New Hampshire
in his career.
The Fisher Cats will try to even
the series behind RHP Casey Lawrence (0-1, 6.39) on Tuesday night at 6
opposed by RHP Stolmy Pimentel (0-0,
coverage with Tom Gauthier
begins at 5:45 PM on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network and www.nhfishercats.com
returns home on Thursday, May 10 at 6:35 PM to begin a four-game series
with the Binghamton Mets (New York Mets). It will be Girls Night Out at
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium with food and drink specials for the
ladies. For tickets
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