Roibal Dominant For Second Straight Start, Three Hits For Cuevas
(Bridgeport, CT– August 23, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (22-24, 63-53) defeated the New Britain Bees (19-25, 45-69) 4-1 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Wednesday evening to even up the three game midweek series in the Park City at a victory apiece. Bridgeport’s pitching staff held the Bees offensive attack to just four hits overall in the ballgame.
Bridgeport starting pitcher Reinier Roibal (3-2) picked up the win, allowing just one run on three hits across six innings of work, walking three and striking out a season-high nine batters. The right hander collects his second consecutive quality start and third overall on the campaign, and has now given up just one run on four hits in his last two outings over a span of 12 innings pitched, striking out 16. New Britain starting pitcher Casey Coleman (0-2) was tagged with the loss, surrendering two runs (one earned run) on two hits in four innings on the mound, striking out five and tossing a wild pitch. Wander Perez closed the game out in the top half of the ninth inning for his first save of the season.
Bridgeport took an early 1-0 lead in the home half of the first inning when Welington Dotel hustled down the line from third base on a passed ball charged to New Britain catcher James Skelton. After a Jake McGuiggan RBI single tied the game at one in the top of the second, the ‘Fish went ahead for good in the bottom fourth when a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jonathan Galvez allowed Jose Cuevas to cross the plate to give the home team a 2-1 lead after Cuevas led off the frame with a double. Bridgeport added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by Ozney Guillen that scored Galvez and Sean Burroughs to give the game its final score of 4-1. The bullpen trio of Frank DeJiulio, Jr., Manny Delcarmen, and Perez did the rest, firing three scoreless innings on just one hit allowed. Cuevas led the way for the Bluefish with three hits en route to the victory. Photo provided courtesy of Kenneth Arrington.
Bridgeport concludes their series with the New Britain Bees at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Thursday, August 24th.First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It will be another Thirsty Thursday in the Park City, as fans 21 and over can take advantage of weekly beer specials! CLICK HERE for tickets.
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