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There was good and bad news to start the 2017 NY-Penn league season for the Lowell Spinners. The good was a sold-out crowd showed up to see this year’s edition of the team. The bad is those fans will have to wait one more night to really see them play.

Monday night’s game was suspended in the top of the third inning when the rains came. The game was scoreless and will be picked up on Tuesday night at the point it was stopped. It will be followed by the second game of seven innings.

Before the rain halted play, Spinner fans got a look at last season’s number one pick of the Boston Red Sox. Jason Groome is in Lowell on a rehab assignment as he makes his way back to single-A Greenville. It was his first time back on the mound since he suffered a Lat injury in early April for the Drive.

He went 2.1 innings retiring seven of the nine batters he faced. After his outing, he told the assembled media he was “glad to get back out there” and went on to say he did not feel nervous on the mound.

His manager, Iggy Suarez, also liked what he saw, saying he “look good and had command of all of his pitches”. Suarez went on to say despite the rain the staff felt good about his stint.

As mentioned earlier, the two teams will try to play later today. They will pick up this game with a runner on and one out.

In a related matter, Lowell Spinner owner Dave Heller addressed the fans before the game. He announced that the ball club and the city of Lowell have reached a new agreement that will keep the Spinners in Lowell for the next ten years.

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