After heading into the All-Star break with a three-game win streak, the Spinners (25-27) came out of the break on the road against the division-leading Vermont Lake Monsters (29-25). Unfortunately, the direction they moved in the standings would not go in the Spinners favor.
Vermont struck first in the bottom of the first with an RBI-single off starting pitcher Enmanuel De Jesus.
The lead continued to grow in the third when the Lake Monsters added a pair of runs off De Jesus. In four innings of work, we allowed eight hits, three earned runs, and struck out three.
Lowell got on the board in the top of the fourth. Frankie Rios led off the inning with a single and wasfollowed up by Garrett Benge, coming off an appearance in the New York-Penn League All-Star game, reaching on an error. Marino Campana, who extended his hit streak to 17 games, droven both runners with an RBI-double to make it a 3-2 ball game.
Samuel Miranda led off the fifth with a single. The Spinners managed to tie it up with a Frankie Rios single to bring home Miranda.
The tie would not last for long as the Lake Monsters tagged reliever Devon Fisher for a run in the bottom of the fifth. They struck again in the bottom of the seventh with three runs to make it a 7-3 ball game. On the day Fisher went 2.2 innings with four runs (three runs) with a walk and no strikeouts. It was the first loss of the season for Fisher.
The Spinners attempted to start a late rally in the eighth when Juan Barriento ripped a one-out double. Zach Sterry then followed him up with a double of his own with make it 7-4.
The loss ends a three-game winning streak for the Spinners with a chance to get a game back in the division race tomorrow as Nick Duron takes the hill for Lowell with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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