LOWELL, MA - Following a tough loss on Sunday to kick off the series, the Spinners (8-9) picked up a much needed victory over division-rival Connecticut (6-11). Though the story of game coming in to the night was the debut of top prospect Michael Chavis, it was Eduard Bazardo who turned heads in this one.
Lowell's starter dazzled in five innings of work, striking out eight, allowing three hits and an earned run. Through four starts this season, Bazardo is 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA and a New York-Penn League leading 31 strikeouts.
Devlin Granberg led off the top of the second with a walk and picked up his first professional stolen base to get into scoring position. Tyler Dearden then continued his hot streak with his first of two doubles on the evening to bring in Granberg, tying the game 1-1. Ramfis Berroa singled Dearden over to third which set up Dylan Hardy for a go-ahead sacrifice fly.
The Spinners added another in the bottom of the fourth thanks to consecutive doubles from Dearden and Xavier LeGrant, making it a 3-1 ball game.
The bullpen held down the Tigers for the last four innings with Oddanier Mosqueda, Durbin Feltman, and Andrew Politi combining for just two hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts with Politi picking up his first professional save.
Lowell closes out it's six-game home stand with a rubber match against the Tigers Tuesday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. A win would also put the Spinners at .500 before heading down to Connecticut for a three-game road trip.
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