Spinners Win Third Straight

Pitching staff shutouts ValleyCats 4-0

By Lowell Spinners | August 8, 2017 9:56 PM ET


With a two-game winning streak at their backs, the Spinners (22-24) rolled into LeLacheur Park to kick off a critical six-game home stand against the Tri-City ValleyCats (23-23).

Jake Thompson got the start for Lowell and threw only one planned inning of work. The fourth-round pick impressed with a pair of strikeouts and only one hit allowed.

First baseman Raiwinson Lameda got the offense started with a leadoff single in the fourth inning. Marino Campana then doubled to left bring home Lameda. Yoan Aybar, who was named a New York-Penn League All-Star earlier in the afternoon, singled to make it 2-0 Spinners.

The runs kept coming when Alexander Martinez doubled to leadoff the fifth.Frankie Rios then reached on an error to bring home Martinez, pushing the Spinners lead to three. After being moved over to third, Rios came in to score on an RBI single from Campana.

Reliever Dakota Smith shined out of the bullpen, throwing six innings with three strikeouts and a walk. Dominic LoBrutto finished the game strong with two scoreless innings of relief to close it out.

With their third consecutive win, the Spinners look to continue their success and close the gap in the Stedler Division. Nick Duron takes the mound tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

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

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