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Spinners home for seven

Ben Whitehead
Spinners Insider

After a successful 3-2 road trip, the Lowell Spinners return home to the friendly confines of LeLacheur Park to begin a seven-game home stand. The Spinners are 16-8 at home (29-22 overall) and play 13 of their next 19 games at LeLacheur.

Right in the thick of the playoff race, Lowell has a chance to make a statement at home. That statement: “We will fight until the end.”

The first of those home games is tonight at 7 p.m. against Stedler Division rival Vermont. The Lake Monsters are 26-28 and the two teams have split their first eight games against each other.

Teddy Stankiewicz will get the nod on the mound and he will be followed by Jamie Callahan. Stankiewicz boasts a 1.29 ERA in seven innings of work this season. Callahan is 3-1 and was named NYPL Pitcher of the Week two consecutive weeks.

If the Spinners can continue to get dominant pitching and timely hitting, Lowell fans will get a chance to see several more wins at home. And if that happens, the Spinners could hit the road in first place of either the Wild Card race (currently 0.5 games back) or the Division (1.5 games back).

Come out to LeLacheur Park and cheer on your Spinners as they make a push toward the playoffs. It’s bound to be a fun weekend at the ball park! Go Spinners!

Spinners never give up

Ben Whitehead
Spinners Insider

Well, we didn’t get the sweep we’d hoped for, but our Spinners never quit. It was a long, hot day at LeLacheur Park and the Vermont Lake Monsters salvaged the final game of this three-game series with a 13-4 victory. Vermont jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Lowell was down 13-2 in the ninth and scored two runs before finally being put away.

The Spinners bounce back with the final three games of this home-stand against the Connecticut Tigers. Lowell took two games from Connecticut to start the season (one in Connecticut and one in Lowell). The Tigers are in last place in the Stedler Division at 4-8 with a game starting at 5 p.m. against Tri-City today.

The Spinners probable starters are Simon Mercedes (0-0, 2.00 ERA), Jamie Callahan (1-1, 6.34 ERA) and Ty Buttrey (1-1, 3.86 ERA).

Monday’s game features Jenny Dell Bobble Head Night with Jenny Dell, herself, in person! Come see Jenny Dell throw out a first pitch and greet the fans, as well as pick up her lovely bobble head doll.

Tuesday, we honor our servicemen and women with Military Night and a Band of Brothers Bobble Head. All current and former military personnel and their families won’t want to miss this special night.

The final game of the home-stand is Harry Potter Night, a fun evening featuring everybody’s favorite wizard. We will also have fireworks post-game with Harry Potter theme music.

All game times are 7:05 pm (weather permitting), so come on out for some of the best times you’ll ever have at the ballpark! Go Spinners!

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Lowell Batters Lake Monsters 16-6

The Spinners swept away the Lake Monsters in a quick two game series by having an offensive clinic Sunday, putting up 16 runs on 15 hits. Every Spinners starter reached base at least once, as the top three hitters in the Spinners line-up combined to go 8-for-16 with two walks, driving in seven runs and scoring eight. Derrik Gibson and Shannon Wilkerson recorded three-hit games, while Ronald Bermudez, Ryan Westmoreland and Michael Almanzar added two hit games. Bermudez led the Spinners with four RBI while Wilkerson added three RBI. Gibson, Westmoreland, Willie Holmes and Almanzar also each recorded two RBI games. For Westmoreland, he hit his team leading sixth home run, and his fourth home run in his last seven games. WestyRoad

The Spinners are now tied with Vermont in second place at 19-17, just two games back of 1st place Oneonta and a half game back in the Wild Card race behind Hudson Valley and Williamsport.

The Spinners look to continue their winning ways when they start the first part of a home and home series vs. Tri City. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 with Kason Gabbard getting his third rehab start, he will be followed by Jose Alvarez.

Spinners Can’t Stem Tide, Lose to Lake Monsters 4-1

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.

Lake Monsters Drown Spinners 5-2, Westmoreland Stays Hot

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.

Spinners Split Doubleheader in Vermont

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

Drew Hedman collected his third double on the season in game two of yesterdays doubleheader in Vermont

Drew Hedman collected his third double on the season in game two of yesterday's doubleheader in Vermont

Almanzar, McGuiness Go Deep as Spinners Down Lake Monsters 10-3

Michael Almanzar and Chris McGuiness went back to back in the 4th inning and the Spinners took advantage of 5 Lake Monsters errors to win 10-3 on Friday night. Yeiper Castillo pitched another solid game going 6 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 5.  Ryan Westmoreland continued his streak of reaching base in every game this season by lacing his 4th double of the season. Richie Lentz ran into a bit of trouble in his 1.1 innings of work but struck out 4.  The Spinners look to continue their hot streak tonight against the Lake Monsters at 7:05. Jose Alvarez takes the mound in search of his second win of the season.

 

Michael Almanzar bats during a Dominican Summer Leage Game

Michael Almanzar bats during a Dominican Summer Leage Game