McGuiness, Westmoreland Down State College 5-1

A day after getting nipped by State College 1-0, The Spinners managed to win 5-1 Wednesday afternoon to take two out of three from the Spikes. Rehabbing Kason Gabbard, pitched the first three innings allowing one run on five hits. Jose Alvarez followed Gabbard and picked up his fourth win, going six shutout innings to lower his ERA to 1.35, good for 6th in the NY Penn League. The Spinners took an early 2-0 advantage in the top of the second inning when Chris McGuiness lead off with his 9th double of the season. McGuiness, with his double, set a Spinners club record for most consecutive games with an extra base hit, six. Ronald Bermudez knocked in McGuiness with a two out single, and would eventually come into score on an error by Spikes shortstop Andy Vazquez.

Chris McGuiness set a club record of six consecutive games with an extra base hit after leading off the second inning of the Spinners July 22 game with a double.

Chris McGuiness set a club record of six consecutive games with an extra base hit after leading off the second inning of the Spinners July 22 game with a double.

State College responded quickly in the bottom of the second with a leadoff double by Butch Biela, part of three consecutive Spike hits. The rally was short lived, however, due to Shannon Wilkerson gunning out Miguel Mendez at second, trying to advance on Andy Vazquez’s RBI single. The Spikes were done in by their inability to capitalize with runners on base, hitting into four double plays.

In the 6th, the Spinners widened their lead 4-1 on four consecutive hits by Michael Almanzar, Wilkerson, Bermudez and Sean Killeen. The scoring was capped off by Ryan Westmoreland, who hit his fourth homerun of the season, his second of the series, in the top of the 7th. The Spinners return home for a brief two-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters beginning Thursday Night at LeLacheur Park. It is Justin Masterson Bobble Head Night, sponsored by Collins Dentistry for Children, and Masterson will be in attendance. LHP Cesar Cabral (0-4, 3.99) gets the start for a 7:05 first pitch.

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3 comments

  1. Riz

    Thanks for the comments and great blog! Maybe the Yankees and Spinners will meet eachother in the playoffs if this NYPL playoff race gets shaken up a little bit by a recent uprising by the Red Hot Staten Island Yankees.

  2. lowellspinners

    Riz, thank you for the comment and props for the blog. We just underwent a massive overhaul with it and love hearing feedback. We would love a Red Sox-Yankee playoff, Brooklyn seems to be coming back to earth after their crazy start, and an Oneonta loss and a Spinner win tonight means we are tied for first. Lets make this happen!

    • Riz

      Brooklyn has come to earth like a comet falling out of the sky and history will repeat itself as Brooklyn never makes the playoffs.

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