BRITAIN, CT -Reading's Trevor May took a no-hitter into
the seventh inning, but it was the Rock Cats who came out on top with a
victory over the Phillies on Friday night.
New Britain starter David Bromberg
flirted with a no-hitter
of his until allowing a hit in the fifth inning. With two outs,
Hanzawa singled into right field to break up his no-hit bid. That was
hit the Phillies would muster off of the Rock Cats righty, though.
Meanwhile, May (5-2) left the game in
the seventh with a
no-hitter in-tact, but was also responsible for two men on base. In the
seventh, May picked up a quick first out before hitting Chris Colabello
pitch and walking Deibinson Romero. With a pitch count at 109 and
brewing, the Phillies turned to the bullpen. Evan Bigley greeted
Lisalberto Bonilla with a single into left that knocked in Colabello
first run of the night.
Wilkin Ramirez homered for the
third-straight game as he
slugged a solo shot in the eighth inning to give the Rock Cats an
run. The Rock Cats tacked on two more runs in the eighth, with Aaron
scoring on a bases loaded walk and Chris Herrmann crossing the plate on
pitch by Jordan Whatcott.
Bromberg struck out seven in six
shutout innings but came
away with the tough-luck no-decision. Lestor Oliveros (1-1) added two
innings in relief out of the Rock Cats bullpen to pick up the victory.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: RHP
David Bromberg (pictured, first
inning) allowed just one hit in six shutout innings. He
struck out seven.
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