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Luis Perez Flirts With No-Hitter As Fisher Cats Win 5-2 In Reading

April 13, 2010 - Eastern League (EL1) - New Hampshire Fisher Cats News Release


Reading, PA---Luis Perez shut down Reading, allowing only one hit- a seventh inning single by Domonic Brown - as the Fisher Cats topped the Phillies 5-2 Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Perez (1-0) had retired 13 batters in a row before walking Freddy Galvis leading off the Phillies seventh inning. Brown then followed with a single to left field to break up the no-hit bid. Perez retired the next three batters before leaving the game. He walked two and struck out three.

The Fisher Cats (4-1) broke on top in the top of the third inning, batting around. With one out, Jonathan Jaspe tripled to the wall in centerfield. After Jonathan Diaz (2-for-3, R) was hit-by-pitch, Darin Mastroianni singled, scoring Jaspe. Callix Crabbe followed with a triple to right field, scoring Diaz and Mastroianni. David Cooper (2-for-4, RBI) singled Crabbe home as New Hampshire went up 4-0.

The Fisher Cats added a run in the top of the fifth inning. Losing pitcher Vance Worley (0-2) walked Cooper and Brad Emaus. Cooper moved to third on a fly out by Eric Thames and scored on a single by Adam Calderone to make it 5-0.

Reading (4-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a double by Kevin Mahar off reliever Trystan Magnuson.

Perez' strong outing came in his first start of the season. He had worked three hitless innings in relief opening night in New Britain, and extended the streak to nine innings before the Brown single.

The 25-year old southpaw, who's on the Blue Jays 40-man roster, tied for most wins by a Fisher Cats pitcher in 2009 with nine. He also pitched for the World squad in last season's Futures Game in St. Louis as part of the MLB All-Star Festivities.

The Fisher Cats play the final game of the roadtrip tomorrow evening in Reading. RHP Kyle Drabek (1-0, 5.40) starts for New Hampshire against his former team. The Phillies will counter with RHP Phillipe Aumont (0-0, 7.20). Game time is 6:35pm and radio coverage begins at 6:15pm on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network with Bob Lipman.


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