MiLB Recap – Hobson, McFarland lead Fisher Cats to win

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Portland Sea Dogs (Win 3-1)

This game was a pitchers duel between Joel Pineiro and Justin Haley.  Haley held the Cat offense to just 4 hits over his 6 innings.  Pineiro matched but allowed a run in the 3rd inning that looked like it would be the deciding run at the time.  Pineiro pitched 7 innings and struck out 5 while allowing 8 hits.

In the bottom of the 7th the bats finally came alive now that Haley had been relieved.  K.C. Hobson cracked a 2 run homerun to put the Cats up 2-1.  That big blow would be enough for the Cats to run with.  Blake McFarland had pitched a shutout 2 innings to complete the long save.  Over the 2 innings he struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced.  The Cats would tack on another run in the 8th to make it 3-1 on a Shane Opitz single.

Line of the game

Blake McFarland 2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 5 K’s

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