New Britain 1 at New Hampshire 8
W: R. Ray (4-4, 3.35); L: Y. Pino (3-4, 4.57); SV: J. Machi (1)
HR: NHM: J. Arencibia 2 (8), S. Campbell 2 (8), B. Jeroloman (6).
There's not much defense against the long ball as the New Britain Rock Cats found out Sunday. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats put five over the wall in route to a 8-1 drubbing at Automerchants.com Stadium.
Scott Campbell's 7th home run of the season opened things up for the Fishers as he put a Yohan Pino pitch over the right-center field wall. Ryan Patterson followed that up with a walk and a line-drive single by Travis Snider got Patterson over to third. J.P. Arencibia would sacrifice the Fisher's center fielder in to give New Hampshire an early 2 run lead.
They added to it in the bottom of the 2nd when David Smith doubled and Kyle Phillips took a walk. An Andrew Pinckney single loaded up the bases, and a Ryan Klosterman sac-fly plated Smith. Campbell and Patterson would both pop out however to end the Fisher's scoring threat - for the moment anyway.
Arencibia would go yard in the bottom of the 3rd, his 7th of the season going over the left field wall. Pinckney doubled in the bottom of the fourth, and following a ground out to Klosterman, Campbell's second of the game would give the Fisher Cats a nice six run lead.
While the Rock Cats managed 8 hits in the game, Drew Butera would have to reach on a Klosterman fielding error in the top of the 5th to lead to the Rock Cats only run. Dustin Martin and Matt Moses hit back-to-back singles which put the Rock Cat's catcher over the plate.
Jason Miller would replace Pino in the bottom of the 5th. Pino would leave after allowing six runs - all earned - on 8 hits and a pair of walks while fanning 3 over four innings. Arencibia greeted Miller with his second home run of the game, his 8th of the season going over the left field wall. After walking Jeroloman and allowing a single to Smith, Miller would strike out 3 straight to get out of the inning.
Miller would work the sixth as well before giving way to Frank Mata for the seventh. After getting Arencibia out on strikes, Mata got tagged by Jeroloman as the Fisher Cat's catcher put this sixth home run of the season over the right field wall.
Armando Gabino finished up, allowing a single to Klosterman in the 8th.
Toby Gardenhire would go 2-for-4 at the plate as would Danny Valencia but neither factored into the scoring. Moses and Molina were both 1-for-3, Moses with a pair of walks and a run scored and Molina with a walk. Martin and Butera were each 1-for-4, Martin with a walk and Butera with the lone New Britain run.
Thoroughly rocked, the Cats tuck tail and head back to New Britain stadium for a 4-game series against the Reading Phillies.
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