MiLB Recap – Lugnuts Strike in the 9th
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New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Reading Fightin Phils (Loss 10-12)
The Fisher Cats pitching got crushed Wednesday. Even with the Cats putting up 10 runs they were not able to over come the Fightin Phils assault. John Anderson gave up 6 earned runs in his 3 innings of work and allowed 11 hits. This included a 3-run homerun to Tony Thomas in the 2nd. Dustin Antolin came on in the 4th and had similar issues. Antolin allowed 6 additional hits good for 3 more earned runs. Neither team played solid defense in this one which is shown by the 6 total errors in the game. The Cats owned 3 of those errors and 2 of them were bad enough to allow a run to be scored. Greg Burke was the only Cats pitcher to not allow at least a run.
Offensively the Cats were looking good. The hole the defense dug was just to great to over come. Recent Jays Nest guest Dwight Smith Jr. enjoyed a solid night in which he went 3-5 and scored twice. The bottom of the order raked in the most RBI’s Wednesday. Shane Opitz went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Ian Parmley hit his first professional homerun in the 3rd inning off of Zach Eflin with 2 runners on. Jorge Flores and Smith continue to provide a solid tandem at the top of the Cat lineup.
Line of the night
Greg Burke 2 IP, 4 K’s, 0 hits, 0ER, 1 BB
New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Reading Fighting Phils (Matt Boyd vs. Tom Windle)
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