Lowell Spinners opens season’s longest road trip in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, MD – Following a quick two-game set at home, the Lowell Spinners, proud affiliate of the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox, are now set to go on their longest road trip of the season starting with a three-game set against the Aberdeen Ironbirds, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Ripken Stadium on Tuesday night and finishing on August 1 in Brooklyn, New York.
Last Time Out
Last time the Spinners (23-11) faced the Ironbirds (22-15) they dropped two of three – also on the road. Lowell was able to pull out the second game by a final score of 5-3.
In the second game, however, the Spinners were unable to contain Aberdeen, falling 7-6 in 13 innings in a game that saw both squads score a combined 11 runs in extra innings alone. The game also set a season-high mark in innings played for both squads.
This Time vs. Aberdeen
This time is a bit different as there is more at stake for both squads.
The Spinners are still in first place, but cling to that lead now by a margin of seven games, whereas the Ironbirds have climbed the McNamara standings and now sit atop the division by a slim one game where a single loss could knock them out of contention for the playoffs. First pitch in the first game is at 7:05 p.m.
Things To Look Out For – Zeferjahn’s First Full Start
The first big thing to look out for in this series in Ryan Zeferjahn’s first solo start on Wednesday night. Out of all the starting pitchers the Boston Red Sox took in the 2019 MLB Draft, the third-round selection of the University of Kansas will be the first one to make a start without a piggy-backer.
In four starts for the Spinners, Zeferjahn has gone 5.2 innings and has allowed three runs (all earned) on eight hits. He has also struck out eight and walked just three. Zeferjahn has also held hitters to a .364 batting average and holds a WHIP of 1.94.
Noah Song’s Long-Awaited Professional Debut
After waiting until July 6 to officially sign him, heralded right-handed pitcher Noah Song will officially make his professional debut on Thursday in Aberdeen. The Navy-star will not be making a solo start, however, as he will piggy-backed by Lowell ace-of-staff Yusniel Padron-Artilles.
To say Song was dominant at Navy would be putting it mildly. His career-highs include two complete games with one coming against Army, a 16-strikeout performance against Cornell, four outings with 7.0 innings with just one hit allowed, and two seven-inning performances without a walk. And that’s just the beginning of his accolades!
A Week In New York
After the three days in Aberdeen, the Spinners move on to New York where they play seven games in as many days. There is a catch, however, there is an off-day in there on Monday.
What this means is that, following the series with Aberdeen on Friday, the Spinners open a four-game set with the Staten Island Yankees, affiliate of the New York Yankees, at Richmond County Ballpark with a doubleheader on Friday night, first pitch in game one scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
Game three on Saturday is, perhaps, the latest Saturday night game Lowell plays all season with a 7:00 p.m. start time. The series concludes with a quick turn-around, finishing with a 1:00 p.m. start time.
After that, the Spinners play a three-game series at MCU Park in Brooklyn against the Brooklyn Cyclones, affiliate of the New York Mets, that extends to the first day of August.
On August 2, Lowell returns home to take on the State College Spikes, affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in their only series of 2019. August 2 is also Daddy Daughter Princess Night at LeLacheur Park including appearances by your favorite princesses and a pregame parade on the field.
The Spinners also offer a Princess Package that includes participation in the parade, a photo-op with the princesses, and a daddy-daughter ice cream social (not included with regular tickets).
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