Lambo Collects First Multi-Hit Game Of The Season In The Losing Effort
(Central Islip, NY– June 11, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (28-23) were defeated by the Long Island Ducks (26-24) 8-1 at Bethpage Ballpark on Sunday afternoon giving the Flock the rubber game of the three-game weekend series between Liberty Division foes. Long Island now leads the 2017 Ferry Cup series with six victories against four defeats in ten head to head games played.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Chris Rearick registered a no-decision in the contest despite five scoreless innings pitched on just three hits allowed, striking out five. Long Island Starting Pitcher Dennis O’Grady also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, giving up one run on four hits in five innings on the mound, striking out five.
Bridgeport took a 1-0 lead against O’Grady in the top half of the fifth inning when Andrew Lambo hustled down the line from third base on a wild pitch to score the game’s first run after he reached on a booming triple into the gap in right centerfield with one man out. Long Island answered back in the home half of the sixth against the Bridgeport bullpen, batting around and scoring five runs in the process to take a 5-1 advantage, one they would never relinquish. The first three Ducks batters all reached on walks issued by losing pitcher Danny Burawa (2-2), the only hitters he would face. After Brian Moran struck out Angelo Songco, he was lifted for Zac Grotz, who surrendered a go-ahead two-run opposite field single to right off the bat of Jordan Pacheco, plating Fehlandt Lentini and Ruben Gotay. Elmer Reyes followed with a seeing-eye RBI single, and Marc Krauss put the capper on the rally with a two-run double as Long Island erased their deficit with five unanswered runs, all to the benefit of winning pitcher Eury De La Rosa (2-1). The home team added three more insurance runs off Manny Delcarmen in the bottom of the eighth on a solo home run to straightaway centerfield by Songco and a two-run shot that completely went out of Bethpage Ballpark by Krauss, giving him a four RBI afternoon as the ‘Fish bullpen gave up eight runs in three innings of relief. Lambo led the way for the Bluefish with a pair of hits, his first multi-hit game on the 2017 campaign.
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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