Spinners set Franchise Record with 10th win in a row with 13-7 over Aberdeen
The red-hot Lowell Spinners were looking to create some history on Thursday night at LeLacheur Park. No team in the 22-year history of this franchise had ever won ten games in a row. Backed by a solid offensive night, in which the Spinners banged out fourteen hits that included a franchise tying ninth triple by Jarren Duran. The Spinners made it 10 in a row with a 13-7 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds.
Eight of the nine hitters in Lowell’s lineup had at least one hit. Surprisingly, there were only two extra-base hits out of the 14 Lowell collected. This was not their best game during this streak with two errors by the defense and six walks issued by Spinners pitchers. But, as Lowell Manager Cory Wimberly said afterward, “this team has been in every single game they have played”.
The Spinners got down 1-0 as starting pitcher Brian Brown gave up three straight hits to the IronBirds in the third inning. The last of those base hits by Robbie Thorburn produced the game’s first run.
In the bottom of the inning against Aberdeen starter Hector Guance, the Spinners put a crooked number of their own on the board. A three spot with second baseman Xavier LeGrant coming through with a two-run single to center field that scored Duran and Jonathan Ortega to put Lowell up 2-1. Lowell’s third run of the inning came on a Tyler Deaden single that plated LeGrant. 3-1 Lowell.
The IronBirds loaded the bases against Brown in the fourth and came away with two runs to tie the game at 3-3. Catcher Cory Roberts’ rbi single was followed by a run-scoring groundout by Dalton Hoiles.
The IronBirds would retake the lead in the fifth against relief hurler Oddanier Mosquedo on a sacrifice fly by Nick Horvath. It scored Adam Hall who had earlier tripled to right field. 4-3 Aberdeen.
The Spinners broke the game open in the bottom of that inning batting around and scoring four runs on five hits. The damage was done versus the IronBirds. 7-4 Lowell after five.
Lowell made it a four-run game at 8-4 in the sixth on a Devlin Granberg double (one of three hits on the night). He would be wild pitched to third and crossed the plate on a single to left field by Kole Cottam. 8-4 Spinners.
Aberdeen, (13-20) made it interesting in the eighth scoring three times themselves. Andrew Politti was the Spinners pitcher who fell victim to the late surge by the visitors. A couple of walks were followed by a Wily Yawn single to center field that scored one run. Roberts then came through with a two-run single to left that brought Aberdeen back to within one at 8-7.
But the Spinners tacked on another five spot in the bottom of the eighth. That would send the crown of 4,810 heading to the exits happy that history was seen. Final score, Lowell 13 Aberdeen 7.
Mosquedo was your winner (2-0) Keaton was the losing pitcher and he is now (0-1).
After the game, Wimberly talked about the improved offense Lowell has been offering of late. He credits hitting coach Nate Spears with working with the hitters.. He also said “that the players are buying in” and the results would seem to back that up.
Lowell (19-14) heads back out on the road for a brief three-game series in Brooklyn before returning for a six-game homestand that gets underway next Tuesday night.