MiLB Recap – Herd rides pitching and D-Jay’s erupt

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Erie Sea Wolves (Win 8-3)

Cats power pushes them to a win in this one.  Austin Bibens-Dirkx got the Fisher Cats off to a great start as he did not give up a run until the 3rd inning.  This allowed the Cats bats to get them off to an early lead.  Bibens-Dirkx would pitch an incredible game through his 7 innings of work.  Bibens-Dirkx would strike out 7 in the 7 innings while only allowing a walk and 6 hits.  John Anderson would come on for the remainder of the game and allow 2 runs in the 8th after he got off to a rocky start.  He would settle down and keep the score at 8-3 to close out the score book.

On offense the Cats pounced on Erie pitching.  Ryan Schimpf got the party started with a solo jack in the 2nd inning.  In the 3rd the Cats would strike with a string of singles that would lead to 2 runs.  Jorge Flores, Roemon Fields, and Dwight Smith Jr. singled to collected the first of the 2 runs and then a Kevin Nolan fielders choice plated Fields.  The flood gates would swing wide open in the 5th after Schimpf lead off with a single.  K.C. Hobson smashed a home run to right center to get the inning off to a great start.  A single by Flores scored 2 and a sac fly by Nolan crossed another runner to make it a 5 run inning for the Cats.  The offense was clicking for the Cats in the win and the solid pitching by Dirkx brought it all together in the win.,

Line of the game

Hard to choose but the great pitching always beats good hitting right?

Austin Bibens-Dirkx 7 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 1 walks, 7 strike outs.

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