Spinners Drop Fourth Straight

Offense shutout in 5-0 loss to Yankees

By Lowell Spinners | August 20, 2017 10:06 AM


Following a series sweep in Vermont, the Spinners (25-30) headed to Staten Island (37-19) with hopes of closing out their road trip on a high note. Unfortunately, their struggles continued against the Yankees.

Starting pitcher Jake Thompson went two scoreless innings on the evening while striking out one and giving up a hit.

Reliever Dakota Smith went five innings while surrendering five runs (three earned) on eight hits and a pair of strikeouts en route to his third loss of the season.

Durin O'Linger closed out the game for the Spinners with a scoreless inning of relief.

It was a slow night offensively for Lowell, who mustered only two hits while striking out 14 times on the evening. Infielder and ninth-round draft pick Tanner Nishioka made his first appearance in over a month after returning from an injury.

The Spinners look to break their four-game losing streak on Sunday with Tanner Houck taking the hill. First pitch is schedueld for 4:00 p.m. in Staten Island.

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

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