Spinners bats erupt for an 11-3 win over Vermont
There was lots going on at LaLacheur Park on Monday night. First, there was a pre-game wrestling show put on by Top Rope Production, then an appearance by Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers. He played six innings and went 1-for-4. The one hit was a long home run to right field over the trees. Devers had only one fielding chance, which turned into a fielding error, in the fifth. Afterward, he said “He felt great and the injury feels much better. That it was fun to play in Lowell”.
The Red Sox also had former big league manager Tony Larussa in the stands on Tuesday night. He thinks Devers is “ready to go back to the big leagues”. He also pointed out that Devers “was moving carefully running to first base.”
As for the game, Lowell took care of this one early batting around in the first scoring five times en route to a 11-3 victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters (25- 25). Lowell jumped on starter Jose Mora for three hits and five runs in his one third of an inning pitched.
Three Spinners pitchers were the beneficiary of the offense explosion on Monday night. Chris Machamer started for Lowell and went the first four giving up five hits and one earned run. He was followed by Logan Browing making his home debut for the team. In three innings Browing gave up only one hit and two runs, but neither was earned. The Spinners defense once again was a little loose in the field. Manager Cory Wimberly after the game said: “we still have things to clean up”.
Every one in the Spinners starting lineup except for Catcher Alberto Schmidt had at least one hit. The hitting star was left fielder Tyler Deaden who went four for five with a double and two ribbies. Second baseman Grant Williams also was huge out of the leadoff spot. Williams was two for five, two runs scored, two rbi, and a couple of nice defensive plays at second base. Wimberly said, “we came out and executed the game plan”.
This was a good night for the home team as everyone contributed to the win. Plus, they got a main cog ready for the strench run of the major league season. For the Spinners (26- 24 ) it was all positive checkmarks on this night.
The rubber game of the series is on Tuesday night with first pitch set for 6:30 pm.