Spinners Can't Get Over the Hump

Three-game losing streak snaps with 7-2 loss

By Lowell Spinners | August 9, 2017 10:18 PM ET

 

Despite a three-game winning streak and home field advantage, the Spinners (22-25) fell to Tri-City (24-24) in the second game of a critical six-game homestand.

Starting pitcher Nick Duron surrendered two home runs on the evening. He allowed four earned runs on four hits despite striking out six in four innings.

New York-Penn League All-Star Garrett Benge kickstarted the offense with a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth. Marino Campana then extended his hit streak to 12 games with an RBI double to center. A Juan Barriento single then brought home Campana to cut the lead to two runs.

Taylor Ahearn allowed a pair of earned runs in the top of the sixth, snapping a 19-inning scoreless streak by the Spinners bullpen. Durin O'Linger closed out the game with three strikeouts and an earned run in 3.2 innings of relief.

With the loss, the Spinners close out the series with Tri-City tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. with left-hander Yorvin Pantoja on the hill. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a free Rick Porcello bobblehead so get there early!

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

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