On a night honoring the town of Chelmsford, Spinners completed a three game sweep of the Aberdeen IronBirds.
All fans attending the game received red bandanas when entering the gates. Also, prior to the game, Boston Marathon survivors Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo took the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Jose Almonte started the game for the Spinners, going six innings and giving up only two runs as well as striking out an impressive seven batters. Taylor Nunez pitched three innings, getting the save. Offensively, Chad De La Guerra had another great night, going 2-4 with two doubles. Jordon Austin also had a stellar performance, going 3-4 with two RBIs.
With the win, the Spinners continued their surge, having a dominant division leading 8-1 record. They also have the second best record in the New York Penn League, only trailing the 9-0 Williamsport Crosscutters.
Scooby Doo made his usual appearance in the Mystery Machine, however, the Chelmsford police chased him behind, sparking the crowd.
Jumping Jack, the amazing frisbee catching dog, made his presence at the LeLacheur Park, putting the crowd in a frenzy by catching five out of six frisbees.
In the middle of the 8th inning, fans took the field with Spinners Dance Team members to do the chicken dance.
The Spinners next home game is Thursday, July 2nd, when they face the Connecticut Tigers. Be sure to join us at LeLacheur Park that night for some post-game fireworks! First pitch is at 7:05PM.
Last night the Spinners defeated the Aberdeen Ironbirds 8-2, and increased their division lead to 2.5 games with Oneonta’s loss. The Spinners had big nights from Derrik Gibson (SB, 2 R) and Ryan Westmoreland (3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 SB) on their way to the win.
For Gibson, his stolen base was his 25th, moving him within three of the club record. The Spinners opened up a close game in the ninth when Michael Almanzar knocked in two with a bases-loaded double. Willie Holmes and Ronald Bermudez knocked in the other runs with a single and a sacrifice fly, respectively. The Spinners offense is on a roll, except for last nights game, the team is hitting .341 in their last five victories.
The Spinners look to take the series tonight in Aberdeen when they send Drake Britton to the mound, in his 2009 Spinners debut, at 7:05. Britton will be followed by Ryan Pressly.
The Spinners, currently on a six game homestand, won two out of three from the Aberdeen Ironbirds after dropping the first game. The Spinners then defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters 7-1 to open the first game of a three game series.
Tonight, however, the Spinners fell to the “Dark Side” on Star Wars night here at LeLacheur Park. The Spinners, wearing special Star Wars uniforms, hosted stormtroopers, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Unfourtantley, the excitement of the night didn’t carry over to the Spinners at bats as they only mustered 2 runs. The Cross Cutters had their way with Spinners pitching, picking up 14 hits and 8 runs in the win. The Spinners did “have the force” with them on the bases as they stole 5 bases in the loss. The Spinners 11-6 record is still best in the Stedler Divison as they look to complete the homestand on a high note as they face the Cross Cutters tommorow afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 on “Cartoon Day”
Check out some game footage including Ronald Bermudez’s webgem in center and Willie Holmes lacing a double to right-field. (Courtesy SoxProspects)
On Tuesday Night, the Spinners opened a 6 game homestand with the first of three games vs. the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Ryan Pressly took the mound and had his first tough outing of the year, giving up 3 runs and 8 hits in 4.2 innings of work. Ironbirds starter Tyler Sexton hurled a gem, going 6 strong innings striking out 5 and allowing only 2 hits. The Ironbird bullpen took over where Sexton left off, only allowing one more hit in blanking the Spinners 5-0
Wednesday Night, the Spinners looked to bounce back from their dismal offensive preformance in game one of the series by facing the Ironbird’s starter Kenny Moreland, one of the best starters in the league so far this season. Moreland pitched well but made a 1st inning mistake to Ryan Westmoreland. Westmoreland launched his 2nd homerun of the season as the Spinners took a quick 1-0 lead. Spinners starter Alex Wilson dominated Ironbird’s hitters striking out 4 in his 3 innings of work. Chia-Chu Chen knocked in Derrik Gibson in the 5th to give the Spinners an insurance run. Rehabbing Jed Lowrie was 0-8 in the two games vs. the Ironbirds. Dennis Neuman picked up the save. Watch Wilson in action and Westmoreland launch his 2nd home run of the season below. (Thanks SoxProspects)
The Lowell Spinners on Wednesday night crushed the single game attendance record for LeLacheur stadium by hosting 5,420, breaking the previous record of 5,030. Wednesday night’s game vs. Aberdeen featured a Dustin Pedroia bobblehead giveaway, picture perfect weather, Jed Lowrie continuing his rehab assignment and it was also Jimmy Buffett night. The new attendance record was possible due to the addition of a new emergency exit, added through the right field wall off the field to allow for concerts at the field. The new exit allows for an increased maximum capacity for LeLacheur.
We would again like to thank all of our amazing fans for helping to set this record and supporting the Spinners loyally. Today was one of the few days this season where the weather was actually sunny, yet our fans have helped to sell out every home game this season. The Spinners appreciate the home field advantage of playing at LeLacheur, going 9-5 at home so far this season, easily the best home record in the Stedler divison.
Due to a rainout of Saturday’s game, the Spinners played two yesterday in Vermont.
In the first game the Spinners won 4-0, and Jose Alvarez pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits for the win. Michael Almanzar and Ryan Westmoreland led the offense for the Spinners as both had multi-hit games.
In the second game the Spinners were stymied by Vermont starter Mitchell Clegg and the Lake Monster bullpen as the Spinners only mustered four hits, two of them being doubles by Tom DiBenedetto and Drew Hedman.
The Spinners are off today and return home for a six game homestand which begins tommorow night against the Aberdeen Ironbirds, first pitch is scheduled for 7:05