Bridgeport Trails Somerset By Only Two Games For Top Spot In Liberty Division
(Bridgeport, CT– September 13, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (34-31, 64-71) defeated the Somerset Patriots (36-29, 74-61) in both games of a day/night doubleheader at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Tuesday, taking the opener 6-4 in seven innings and winning the nightcap 10-3 in nine innings of play.
In Game One, Bridgeport Starting Pitcher David Kubiak registered a no-decision in the contest, giving up four runs on six hits in five and one-third innings pitched, walking one, striking out seven and surrendering a home run. Somerset Starting Pitcher Efrain Nieves also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, lasting four and one-third innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking and striking out three. Sam Gervacio (2-3) earned the victory out of the bullpen not allowing a run in an inning and a third on the mound, striking out one and hitting a batter. Kyler Newby (1-2) was tagged with the loss, giving up two runs on one hit in an inning pitched for Somerset, walking one after facing five batters.
In a ballgame that saw three ties and four lead changes, Bridgeport went ahead for good in the home half of the sixth inning on a two-out, two run single by Endy Chavez off southpaw Jeremy Bleich, plating Jose Cuevas who led off the frame with a single and Jonathan Galvez who followed Cuevas with a walk. The base knock for Chavez was his first of the day as he continues to lead the Atlantic League in batting average at .336. Luis Hernandez and Cuevas led the way for Bridgeport with a pair of hits each.
In Game Two, Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo (14-6) won his league-leading 14th game, allowing just three runs (two earned runs) on seven hits in seven innings of work, walking one and striking out four while surrendering a home run. Somerset Starting Pitcher Alexis Candelario registered a no-decision, giving up three runs (one earned run) on six hits in four and two-thirds innings pitched, striking out five and hitting a batter. Mickey Storey (1-9) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning of relief, striking out one.
Trailing 3-0, Bridgeport would storm back to take the lead by collecting ten unanswered runs as they totaled ten or more hits in a single game for the 59th time in 2016. The ‘Fish sent ten batters to the plate in the home half of the sixth inning and never looked back, scoring six runs on seven hits, giving the boys from the Park City their 31st come from behind win of the campaign and 11th when trailing by three or more runs. Hernandez, Welington Dotel, Jose Gil, Geraldo Valentin, and Luis Rodriguez each had a pair of hits for Bridgeport. Photo provided courtesy of Dave Csordas.
The Bluefish wrap up their three game series with the Somerset Patriots at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Wednesday, September 14th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It is a Kids Eat Cheap Wednesday, where kids can pay just $2 to get a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink, presented by Boar’s Head. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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