Epic Comeback Snaps Losing Streak

Lowell storms out of 6-1 hole to beat Hudson Valley

By Lowell Spinners | July 9, 2018 10:51 PM

LOWELL, MA - A four-game losing streak came to a halt at LeLacheur Park on Monday night when the Spinners (10-14) erupted for a comeback victory over the Renegades (15-9).

Hudson Valley took control of the game early with a pair of back-to-back home runs to lead off the game. On the day, starting pitcher Thaddeus Ward surrendered four runs (two runs) with two strikeouts, a walk, and four hits.

After loading the bases to lead off the bottom of the second, Trey Ganns grounded into a double play but brought home Kole Cottam to put the Spinners on the board.

Left-hander Yorvin Pantoja provided some solid relief for the Spinners. In four innings out of the bullpen, Pantoja struck out two, walked won, and allowed a pair of earned runs but was scoreless in his last three innings.

Trailing 6-1 in the bottom of the third, Lowell struck back with a Jarren Duran double to kick off the inning. Michael Chavis, the Red Sox top prospect who rejoined the team earlier in the day, doubled home Durran to cut the lead to four. Devlin Granberg followed that up with a double of his own to bring home Chavis. After Cottam reached on an error to put runners at the corners, Tyler Esplin blasted a two-run triple to cut the lead to one. Lowell would even the game when Esplin came in to score on a passed ball.

The offense piled on to the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Alberto Schmidt led off the inning with a double. Jarren Duran put him on third with a single and he came in to score on a wild pitch to take the lead. After another Chavis walk, Granberg launched his second double of the evening to make it 8-6.

Lowell added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Michael Chavis blasted his first home run of the season after hitting 31 in 2017.

Oddanier Mosqueda picked up the save with two innings of work. He walked three but pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the ninth to close out a 9-6 victory.

With the win the Spinners snap a four-game losing streak and head off to a six-game road trip starting on Wednesday against the Auburn Doubledays.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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