Fisher Cats Take Final Home Series from Fightin Phils

Fisher Cats too much for the Fightin Phils in home finale

(Photo by George Young Jr)

By Reading Fightin Phils | August 31, 2017 10:42 PM


(Reading, PA) - The Fisher Cats combined to score seven runs in the third and fourth inning against Franklyn Kilome and built a five run lead against the Fightin Phils. Reading eventually scored four unanswered runs but were unable to complete the comeback and fell to the Fisher Cats 8-6 in the final home game of the season.

Odubel Herrera joined the Fightin Phils on a rehab assignment and made an instant impact for the Fightin Phils. After singling in the first, the Phillies center fielder homered to dead center field to get the Fightin Phils within two runs at 4-2 in the third.

New Hampshire got three more runs in the fourth, including two on a double by Reese McGuire to take a 7-2 lead heading into the fifth. Trailing by five, the Fightin Phils offense responded. Zach Coppola led off with a double, Herrera walked, and Jiandido Tromp cut the lead to two with an opposite field home run to make it 7-5.

Tromp plated his fourth run of the game in the sixth, driving in Coppola with a groundout to cut the New Hampshire lead to one. Unfortunately the comeback ended there for Reading. The Fisher Cats added one more run in the seventh to take an 8-6 lead and take the series from the Fightin Phils.

Reading closes out the 2017 season with four games in Trenton from Friday to Monday.  

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