Beck Pitches Fisher Cats to Third Straight Win
(Reading, PA)-Chad Beck improved to 3-0 on the season, working six innings of four-hit ball, and Yan Gomes homered and drove in three as the Fisher Cats beat the Phillies 7-2 on Tuesday night in Reading.
Beck worked the first six innings, setting down 15 consecutive batters at one point. He allowed two runs on four hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out five as the Fisher Cats won for the third straight day.
Reading (16-9) went right to work in the bottom of the first inning against Beck. Freddy Galvis led off with a double to right field, and moved to third when Michael Spidale reached on an infield single. Carlos Rivero singled, scoring Galvis, to put the R-Phils up 1-0.
The Fisher Cats (14-9) came right back to take the lead in the top of the second. Moises Sierra led off with a double down the left field line and scored on a John Tolisano double to make the score 1-1. Gomes then followed with his second home run of the season to put New Hampshire up 3-1.
In the top of the third inning, Darin Mastroianni (2-for-5) doubled to left field and scored on a single by Mike McDade to make it 4-1.
Reading cut the deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Matt Rizzotti drilled a 3-2 pitch for his third home run of the season.
Phillies starter Chris Kissock (1-3) took the loss, but finished his outing by retiring the final 13 batters he faced, working seven innings, allowing four runs and striking out six.
The Fisher Cats struck again in the top of the ninth inning, sending eight batters to the plate. McDade walked and Mark Sobolewski doubled. A wild pitch made it 5-2 as McDade scored. Gomes then knocked in his third run with a double to make it 6-2. Callix Crabbe singled and Adeiny Hechavarria hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Gomes.
The first two Reading runners reached in the ninth before a 27 minute rain delay. Matt Daly finished up without allowing a run.
It was a solid night for the Fisher Cats bullpen as Yohan Pino, Ron Uviedo, Evan Crawford and Daly combined to blank the R-Phils over the final three frames.
The Fisher Cats continue the roadtrip on Wednesday with an 11:05am game in Reading. RHP B.J. LaMura (1-1, 1.80) starts for New Hampshire against Phillies RHP Mike Cisco (3-0, 1.96). Radio coverage begins at 10:45am with Bob Lipman on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.
New Hampshire returns to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Friday, May 6 at 6:35pm to take on the Binghamton Mets. An Atlas Fireworks Show will follow the game. For tickets and information, call (603) 641-2005 or visit www.nhfishercats.com.
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