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Postgame Journal: Spinners make it fantastic four-in-a-row against Baby Bombers

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 30, 2010

Tyler Lavigne earned his first win of the season for the Spinners. (John Corneau/Lowell Spinners)

LOWELL, Massachusetts (Monday, August 30, 2010) – The suddenly streaking Lowell Spinners made it four wins in a row with a 6-3 win over the Staten Island Yankees on Monday night at LeLacheur Park. Tonight’s win marks the first time in four tries that the Spinners were able to string together a winning streak of two or more games this season.

The Yankees jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Spinners starter Keith Couch. After a single, a caught stealing and a flyout, third baseman Robert Segedin reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jose Garcia. First baseman Kyle Roller singled to right field and then advanced to second on another fielding error by right fielder Henry Ramos. Segedin came around to score from first on the play to give the Yanks the early advantage.

In the third, the Spinners evened the score with two outs on an RBI single by shortstop Jose Garcia. Second baseman Joantoni Garcia, who doubled, scored from second base. The next batter, designated hitter Bryce Brentz singled to right field, scoring center fielder Felix Sanchez to give Lowell a 2-1 lead. Yankee starter Dustin Hobbs retired the first two batters of the inning, before allowing four straight baserunners. Jose Garcia was gunned down at third base after Sanchez scored to end the inning.

First baseman Miles Head singled to leadoff the fourth inning and came around to score on an RBI groundout by right fielder Henry Ramos for the second out of the frame. Ramos was promoted from the GCL Red Sox prior to the game, where he hit .309 in 43 games.

Staten Island made it a 3-2 game in the fifth as left fielder Shane Brown drove in shortstop Jose Mojica on an RBI 6-3-5 double play ball. After Jose Garcia threw out Brown, first baseman Miles Head gunned out center fielder Kelvin Duran for the heads-up second out.

In the fifth, the Spinners got off to a fast start against Hobbs with nobody out. Left fielder Seth Schwindenhammer walked and came around from first on an RBI double down the left field line by Joantoni Garcia. With two outs, he came around to score on a passed ball that bounced by Staten Island catcher Gary Sanchez.

Third baseman David Renfroe made it a 6-2 game as he singled to on a high chopper to his third base counterpart Segedin. Segedin made a wide throw, allowing Renfroe to take second and Ramos to score from first base.

The Yankees cut the lead to 6-3 with two outs as Duran belted an RBI single to right field, scoring second baseman Casey Stevenson and that would turn out to be the end of the scoring.

Spinners starter Keith Couch lasted just three innings and allowed two hits and an unearned run for a no-decision. Tyler Lavigne earned his first win of the season, allowing seven hits and two runs over the minimum five innings.

Lavigne had much praise on the team’s recent success and was pleased that he is getting a small taste of winning late in the season. “We’re getting a lot better overall,” said the first-year Spinner, who came to the Sox from the Cardinals. “The defense is improving and our pitching is stronger now.”

Spinners manager Bruce Crabbe was very pleased with the outing. “It’s great,” Crabbe said. “We’re getting a little taste of greatness and it’s finally good to be on the winning end!”

The game was played in front of 4,941 fans in a brisk two hours and 21 minutes.


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Welcome to LeLacheur Park!

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 30, 2010

Greetings from LeLacheur Park, where the Lowell Spinners host the Staten Island Yankees (NYY) in the finale of a three-game series. We posted a full preview earlier today.

Here are tonight’s starting line-ups:

YANKEES (30-34)
21 Shane Brown LF
54 Cito Culver DH
29 Robert Segedin 3B
48 Kyle Roller 1B
53 Gary Sanchez C
18 Kelvin De Leon RF
35 Casey Stevenson 2B
11 Jose Mojica SS
24 Kelvin Duran CF

25 Dustin Hobbs RHP

SPINNERS (22-45)
34 Felix Sanchez CF
7 Jose Garcia SS
14 Bryce Brentz DH
30 Miles Head 1B
11 Josue Peley C
43 Henry Ramos RF
26 David Renfroe 3B
15 Seth Schwindenhammer LF
13 Joantoni Garcia 2B

25 Keith Couch RHP

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KCT Baseball Game Preview: Staten Island at Lowell

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 30, 2010



Tonight the Lowell Spinners host the Staten Island Yankees (NYY) in the finale of a six-game New York-Penn League series at LeLacheur Park. The teams played three games at Richmond County Bank Ballpark and now conclude the series with the third game in Lowell.

The Spinners won their third straight game, 7-6, last night, thanks to a 3-for-4 night from left fielder Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs scored a run and drove in a pair, including a sixth-inning solo home run.

Lowell stands at 22-45, 11.5 games behind first-place Connecticut (DET) and Vermont (WSH), who both stand at an even .500. Tri-City (HOU) trails the Tigers and Lake Monsters by a half-game in the Stedler. The Yanks bring up the rear in the McNamara with a 30-34 record, which trails third-place Aberdeen (BAL) by a half-game and second-place Hudson Valley (TB) by three games in the division.

Keith Couch takes the ball for Bruce Crabbe and the Spinners, while Dustin Hobbs makes his short-season debut for the Yankees. Couch is 1-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 12 apperances (nine starts) for the Spinners this season and is no stranger to Lowell after three seasons for Adelphi University, who plays in the Northeast-10 with UMASS-Lowell. He made his last start against the Yankees on Thursday, allowing four hits and two runs over three innings for the loss. Hobbs started the season with the GCL Yankees, where he posted a solid 3-1 record and 2.30 ERA over seven starts. In his last start on August 21, he allowed just a run on five hits over five innings for the win against the GCL Tigers in Tampa.

Get a quick lodown of everything you need to know for the game with this quick audio podcast.

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