Brooklyn Beats Lake Monsters In Pitchers Duel 1-0 On FridayAugust 10, 2012 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) Vermont Lake Monsters
Vermont (197 runs) and Brooklyn (191) came into the game as the two lowest-scoring teams in the New York-Penn League and neither team was able to muster a hit over the first seven innings. After having their first 23 batters retired in order, the Lake Monsters got the first hit of the game with two outs in the eighth on a Daniel Robertson single to center.
The Lake Monsters were also able to get a one-out double from Austin Booker in the top of the ninth, but those would be their only two hits of the night as reliever Tyler Vanderheiden (2-0) retired Addison Russell on a groundout and Brett Vertigan on strikes to end the ninth. After Ponce led off bottom ninth with a single to center off Omar Duran for the Cyclones first hit of the game, Ryan Dull came on in relief and promptly uncorked a wild pitch sending Ponce to second before giving up the game-winning single to Evans.
Vermont starter Kris Hall allowed a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first before retiring the final nine batters he faced in his three hitless innings of work. Reliever Seth Streich walked two and struckout five of the 11 batters he faced in his three hitless innings, while Duran (0-1) walked one and struckout three in the seventh and eighth innings before giving up the leadoff single in the ninth.
Brooklyn starter Hansel Robles struckout seven as he retired the first 23 Lake Monsters before the Robertson single in the eighth. Robles, who has now allowed just one unearned run on four hits with no walks and 15 strikeouts over 15 innings in his last two starts, recorded 13 groundball outs and just four flyouts to go along with his seven punchouts on Friday.
The shutout marked the seventh time this season and second time in last three games that the Lake Monsters have been shutout. After starting the season 9-3 in one-run games, Vermont has now lost six of its last seven one-run games and have been beaten in their opponents final at bat six times in last 16 games.
Vermont (24-28) has now lost the first four games on the six-game roadtrip to fall four games under .500 for the first time they were 34-38 near the end of the 2010 season. The Lake Monsters have two game remaining at Brooklyn on Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm before two days off for the NY-Penn All-Star Game. Vermont returns home to begin a six-game homestand at historic Centennial Field on Wednesday.
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