The Spinners got solid starting pitching from Ryan Pressly, and a big night by Dan Butler to help them defeat the Auburn Doubledays 8-6, and snap their three game losing streak. The Spinners remain in a tie atop the Stedler Division for first place.
Pressly got off to a rough start, allowing two runs in the first, but settled down and struck out 8 and did not allow any further runs in his six innings of work.
The Spinners took the lead in the third as Dan Butler lead off with a triple, followed by an RBI single by Wilfred Pichardo, an RBI double by Ryan Westmoreland, a walk to Chris McGuiness, a single to Willie Holmes and an RBI on a fielder’s choice by Alex Hassan.
In the fifth, the Spinners added two more runs on RBI singles by Holmes and Christian Vazquez. Auburn mounted a comeback against Spinners reliever Cesar Cabral. Hassan made a game saving play by throwing out Karim Turkamani at the plate to preserve a one run lead in the 7th.
Butler would grab two more RBI’s in the bottom half of the inning and Hassan added an extra insurance run in the 8th. Auburn charged back and had the tying run at the plate, but Cesar Cabral was able to wiggle out of trouble to pick up the save.
Every Spinners starter reached base as the team had thirteen hits. The Spinners look to take 2 out of 3 from Auburn as their ace Yeiper Castillo (4-1, 1.98) takes the mound at 7:05.
The Vermont Lake Monsters downed the Spinners 5-2, Thursday night during a damp and frustrating night for the Spinners. Starter Cesar Cabral pitched the first inning and came out of the game due to an injury sustained on Adam Amar’s shot off his leg. Once again the Spinners defense plagued them as they committed four errors on the night. These errors all either directly or indirectly led to the five Lake Monster runs.
The Spinners got on the board in the 4th as Derrik Gibson walked, and streaking Ryan Westmoreland singled, to move Gibson to 2nd. With Michael Almanzar batting, a double steal was pulled off by Gibson and Westmoreland, with Gibson scoring on an errant throw by Vermont catcher Sandy Leon. The Spinners would conclude their scoring when Westmoreland cracked his 5th home run of the season deep over the right field fence in the sixth inning. For Westmoreland, he has now hit three homeruns in his last four games, and has an OPS of 1.018 for July.
Justin Masterson took in the game on his bobblehead night, throwing out the first pitch. We would like to thank Justin for always remembering his friends here in Lowell.
The Spinners look to split this short two game series with the Lake Monsters tommorow at 7:05 as Ryan Pressly looks to bounce back from two rough starts in a row and pick up his fourth win on the year.
The Spinners dropped their 4th straight game as they lost last night to Tri-City 2-1. The Spinners had scoring chances throughout the game but hit into three double plays, were picked off first twice and caught stealing twice. In addition the team left 10 men on base and only went 4 for 16 with with runners on base. Shannon Wilkerson was the offensive star last night as he went 3/4 with a double and the Spinners lone run batted in. Ryan Westmoreland was 1/4 and kept his streak of reaching base in every game he’s played in this season alive. Cesar Cabral pitched good enough to win going 6 innings, allowing only 1 earned run and striking out 6. Richie Lentz began a rehab assignment by pitching 2 dominant innings, striking out 4.
The Spinners look to snap their current skid tonight as Ryan Pressly takes the mound. Pressly has been dominant as he has posted a 1.20 ERA in his 3 starts, winning 2 of them.