Albaladejo Sharp Despite Complete Game Loss, Lambo Goes Yard For First Time As A ‘Fish
(Central Islip, NY– June 10, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (28-22) were defeated by the Long Island Ducks (25-24) 3-1 at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday evening as the Flock even up the three-game weekend series at a victory apiece. Bridgeport closes out their six-game, two state road trip tomorrow afternoon with the rubber game of the series versus their Ferry Cup rival in Central Islip.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo (3-5) suffered the hard luck complete-game loss, allowing three runs (two earned runs) on six hits over the course of eight innings pitched, striking out seven and surrendering two home runs. The reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year goes the distance in a ballgame for the second time in 2017, tops on the club. Long Island Starting Pitcher Matt Larkins (1-5) registered the win, giving up just one run on four hits in six and two-thirds innings pitched, striking out three and allowing a home run. Chin-Hui Tsao closed the game out in the top half of the ninth with for his team-leading sixth save of the season with a clean inning of relief, striking out a pair.
Bridgeport took a 1-0 lead against Larkins in the top of the third on a leadoff solo home run to the opposite field in left center off the bat of Andrew Lambo, his first big fly in a ‘Fish uniform. Long Island tied the score at one in the home half of the fourth on a leadoff solo blast by Lew Ford to left centerfield, his second roundtripper of the season, both coming against Bridgeport. The Ducks took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth on yet another leadoff solo shot against Albaladejo, this one to left field by Dan Lyons, the first time this season he has rounded the bases with one big swing of the bat. The Flock added an insurance run in the frame to take a 3-1 advantage when Angelo Songco brought home Fehlandt Lentini as he was able to reach on an RBI fielder’s choice. The Bluefish threatened in the top of the seventh, loading the bases with two away, but manager Kevin Baez went to left hander Patrick Crider in relief of Larkins to face his fellow southpaw in Lambo, and he was able to strike him out on three pitches, the last significant scoring opportunity on the night for the visitors. Five different Bluefish batters each collected one of the five total hits on the night for the boys from the Park City.
Bridgeport returns to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Tuesday, June 13th, when they welcome in the Lancaster Barnstormers for a three-game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. Come and enjoy dinner and a ballgame on Kids Eat Cheap Tuesday. Children 12 and under can get a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink for just $2! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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