MiLB Recap – Herd bullpen gets rocked
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New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ Reading Fightin Phils (9-11 Loss)
The Cats came close to a come back last night. In the last 3 innings they scored 5 runs but still came up short. The tying run was left on base in the 9th. Offense was not hard to come by in this game. The Cats had 19 hits and the Phils had 15. The Cats issue last night was hitting with runners in scoring position. the only managed to go 5-17 with RISP were the Phils went 6-12. Leaving 17 runners on base in a game will definitely not help your offense any night either.
Pitching wise Austin Bidens-Dirkx got hit hard. He allowed 9 hits and 7 earned runs over 3 innings of work. Relieving him proved to be just as difficult for Arik Sikula as he gave up 4 more runs n 1 inning of work. In the 5th the bullpen finally produced and kept the Phils off the board for the remainder of the game. The work of Luis Perez and Cory Burns paved the way for the possible comeback.
Fisher Cats Standouts
Luis Perez – 3 IP, 0 ER, 3K’s, 1 BB, 1 hit
Jorge Flores – 4-5, 1 Run, 1 RBI, 2B
Pierce Rankin – 3-4, 3 Run, 1 RBI
Fisher Cats at Reading Fightin Phils (Matt Boyd vs Zach Eflin)