Ronald Bermudez belted a three run homer off the Hookslide Kelly’s sign in left in the fifth inning of last nights game to help the Spinners win 5-2 against the Batavia Muckdogs.
Spinners starter Kason Gabbard, in his fifth rehab start, pitched six scoreless innings and struck out five Muckdogs on the way to the win. Cesar Cabral followed with three innings of relief to pick up the save.
Alex Hassan continued to be white hot, going 4-4 to raise his average to .448 to begin his professional career.
The Spinners look to move into first tonight, as Pedro Perez takes the mound for his first start this season in place of the injured Ryan Pressly. Game time is 5:05.
The Spinners were swept in the brief two game series against the Lake Monsters by dropping Friday night’s game 4-1. Spinner’s starter Ryan Pressly cruised through the first four innings without allowing a hit before getting into trouble in the 5th. Pressly only allowed one run on one hit while striking out four. The Spinner offense was silenced by Lake Monsters pitchers Peter Lehman and Evan Bronson, only mustering 5 hits. Ronald Bermudez collected the Spinners lone RBI and went 2-3 in a losing effort. Bermudez has been hot as of late hitting .353 in his past 10 games.
Pedro Perez took the loss as he allowed three runs in his 2.2 innings of work. The Spinners, by losing the quick two game series against Vermont, fall to 2.5 games out of first, behind both Vermont and Oneonta. The Spinners have now lost their last four home contests. Alex Wilson looks to play the role of stopper for the Spinners as they start a four game road trip tonight in Vermont, first pitch is scheduled for 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 committed four errors, all of them in the Cross Cutters four run 7th inning, leading to a 8-1 loss on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Pressly the Spinners starter pitched one inning striking out three but allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. Chris McGuiness’ RBI single in the first accounted for the lone Spinner run as Williamsport pitching kept the Spinners in check.
Pressly, a winner in his first three starts, has struggled in his last two, losing both times. Anatanaer Batista, the Spinners player of the game pitched four scoreless innings in relief, only allowing one hit.
The Spinners now travel to State College to begin a three game series against the Spikes. Alex Wilson, still unscored upon this year, will take the mound in game one tommorow night at 7:05.
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 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.
The Spinners continued their comeback magic last night by staging a late game rally and beating the Staten Island Yankees 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th. Joantoni Garcia’s single plated Chris McGuiness with the winning run. Ryan Westmoreland was 3-5 with a run scored and an RBI, his third hit started the Spinner rally in the bottom of the ninth.
A big hand for our grounds crew who has had to work hard this week to get the field playable for game time. There has been days where there was standing water on the field and the grounds crew has made the field pristine for game time. As of right now we are seeing sun for the first time in a while, it is a great feeling!
We are working hard on new in game entertainment for all of our fans out there, as well as bringing you the best minor league baseball experience you will find. For those of you who are looking for something to do this week, why not come out and see the Spinners? Tonight we are featuring “Mystery” Bobblehead night, who is the bobblehead for tonight? Come to the park to find out. We also have plenty of tickets available for our next homestand, including Lowell night on July 7th. Call or visit or ticket office for your tickets.
The Spinners go for the sweep tonight with Ryan Pressly opposing Trenton Lare.