Spinners Swept On Walk-Off Wild Pitch Wednesday Night
Lowell Losing Streak Swells To Five In 3-2 Loss To Tri-City
(Jamie Arthur, Lowell Spinners Staff)
By Lowell Spinners / Lowell Spinners | August 7, 2019 10:50 PM
TROY, N.Y.- On Wednesday night, it took until the bottom of the ninth to settle game three in Troy.
The Lowell Spinners, proud affiliate of the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox, looked to avoid the sweep with some strong starting pitching, but it was not enough tonight as they fell 3-2 in the final game of the series to the Tri-City ValleyCats, affiliate of the Houston Astros - completing the sweep.
It was a quiet day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium as both the Spinners (30-21) and ValleyCats (22-28) starting pitchers silenced hitters in the early parts of the game.
Spinners Chris Murphy took the mound against the ValleyCats Peyton Battenfield in tonight's matchup. Murphy threw a solid four strong innings only allowing one hit while fanning six ValleyCats hitters.
ValleyCats struck first in the bottom of the seventh, but Lowell quickly responded with two runs of their own in the eighth inning.
A single by Jaxx Groshans drove in two runs, scoring Nick Decker and Gilberto Jimenez, both who tacked on a pair of singles for themselves in the inning.
Kris Jackson came in in the ninth with two runners on and one out. Jackson was able to record one more out before the ValleyCats Yeuris Ramirez drove in the tying run and bringing the winning run just ninety feet away, which scored on a wild pitch.
The Spinners are back in action August 8th @ 7:05 when the Vermont Lake Monsters come into town. It is also our can't miss $1000 Cash Drop this Thursday Night at LeLacheur Park.
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