Chasing the the division-leading Vermont Lake Monsters (30-25), Lowell (25-28) hoped to chip into the standings on their way up to Burlington. Unfortunately, the last two games have led to frustrating losses coming out of the All-Star break.
Starting pitcher Nick Duron turned in a solid performance, going five scoreless innings on one hit, one strikeout, and a pair of walks. Duron managed to lower his ERA to 3.89 on the season.
The Spinners offense struck first in the fifth after Nick Sciortino got the inning started with a one-out single. Yomar Valentin then had a single of his own before Steven Reveles reached on an error to load the bases. With two outs, Frankie Rios singled up the middle to bring home a pair of runs, putting the Spinners on top by two.
Reliever Mitchell Osnowitz picked up his first hold of the season with 2.1 innings of relief. He allowed one earned run, a strikeout, a walk, and four hits.
Dominic LoBrutto came in to close out the game for the Spinners but ended up getting his first blown save of the season when Mickey McDonald whacked a walk-off double to right field to win the game for Vermont.
With back-to-back losses coming out of the break, the Spinners look to avoid the sweep tomorrow with Yorvin Pantoja on the mound for Lowell with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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