Four More Hits For Hernandez En Route To The Victory
(Bridgeport, CT– September 2, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (26-30, 67-59) defeated the York Revolution (32-24, 60-66) 10-5 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday evening to even up the four-game holiday weekend series at a victory apiece.
Bridgeport starting pitcher Brian Goiun registered a no-decision in the contest, allowing five runs (four earned runs) on five hits (one home run) in four innings of work, walking two and striking out four. York starting pitcher Jared Gaynor also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, surrendering five runs on seven hits (one home run) in just three and one-third innings on the mound, walking three and striking out two while tossing a wild pitch.
Trailing 5-3 in the home half of the fourth inning, Bridgeport went ahead for good by scoring three runs to take a 6-5 advantage. Andrew Lambo began the rally with a leadoff walk, and Angel Rosa followed with a base knock to put men at first and second. A Luis Hernandez sacrifice bunt moved the baserunners to second and third for D’Arby Myers, who plated Lambo with an RBI infield single to cut the deficit to a single run and putting Bluefish at the corners. Myers then proceeded to steal second base, and when York catcher Isaias Tejeda tried to throw Myers out, Rosa hustled down the line from third to score the tying run. Myers completed the rally and gave the ‘Fish a 6-5 advantage when he crossed the plate on a wild pitch thrown by losing pitcher Jake Ezell (0-1). The boys from the Park City would later add some insurance on a run-scoring base knock off the bat of Sean Burroughs, a booming solo home run to left centerfield by Gustavo Molina and an RBI double from Jonathan Galvez as Bridgeport finished the night scoring the final seven runs of the ballgame. The bullpen trio of winning pitcher Zac Grotz (3-3), Vinnie Pestano, and Manny Delcarmen did the rest as they combined to fire five scoreless innings on just two hits allowed, striking out three. Hernandez led the way for the Bluefish with four hits including his second solo home run in as many nights versus York. The 2017 Liberty Division All-Star now has 29 multi-hit games on the season including three of the four-hit variety and is six hits for eight in the series along with four runs scored. Photo provided courtesy of Kenneth Arrington.
Bridgeport concludes their series with the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Sunday, September 3rd with a single-admission doubleheader as both games are scheduled for seven innings of play. First pitch in game number one is scheduled for 1:12 P.M. It will be another Sunday Family Funday in the Park City, as kids an run the bases and Bluefish players will be signing autographs on the main concourse at the conclusion of game number two. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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