Jose Gil Blasts Go-Ahead Home Run, Jonathan Albaladejo Strikes Out 12
(Bridgeport, CT– August 29, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (26-24, 56-64) defeated the York Revolution (27-22, 67-52) 3-1 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Monday evening to take opener of a four-game series in the Park City. The Bluefish collected 11 hits in the ballgame, marking the 53rd time this season in which they have registered ten or more hits in a single contest.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo (13-5) earned the win with eight dominating innings pitched, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out a single-game season high 12 batters. York Starting Pitcher James Simmons (9-8) suffered the loss, lasting seven innings, giving up three runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out four while surrendering a home run. David Carpenter retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning, striking out two in the process to notch his fourth save of the season.
York took the early 1-0 lead against Albaladejo in the top half of the third inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Bryan Pounds, which plated Isaias Tejeda with the game’s first run after he singled with one out in the frame. Simmons was able to preserve the one-run cushion as the game moved to the bottom half of the sixth inning. With one out, Sean Burroughs laced a double into the gap in right centerfield, putting the tying-run into scoring position. Jose Gil followed with a go-ahead two run home run to left field, and in the blink of an eye the ‘Fish jumped on top 2-1. Gil extended his hitting streak to a season-best ten consecutive games with his third roundtripper of the campaign as the fans in the Magic City came to their feet in excitement.
With the home team clinging to a one-run lead, Bridgeport added a big insurance tally in the bottom of the seventh on a run-scoring fielder’s choice from Endy Chavez that allowed Luis Rodriguez to just elude the tag at home plate of the catcher Tejeda on a throw from first baseman Andres Perez with the infield in as Bridgeport now enjoyed a 3-1 advantage. Carpenter shut the door in the ninth to give Albaladejo his Atlantic League leading 13th victory as the right-hander tallied his team-best 13th quality start enabling the Bluefish to kick off their seven game homestand on an extremely positive note. Jonathan Galvez and Anthony Giansanti led the way for Bridgeport with a pair of hits each. Photo provided courtesy of Dave Csordas.
The Bluefish continue their series with the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Tuesday, August 30th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It will be a two-dollar Tuesday, when hot dogs will be just two-dollars, plus there will also be another two-dollar special at the concession stands. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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