Abreu Tallies Three Hits And Drives Home A Pair
(Bridgeport, CT– June 18, 2017) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (33-24) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (25-31) 7-6 in walk-off fashion at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Father’s Day to take the rubber game of the three-game weekend series in dramatic fashion. The Bluefish finish off a six-game homestand with a record of 5-1, and improve to 10-3 in their last 13 games played before the faithful of the Park City while improving to nine games above the .500 mark for the first time on the 2017 campaign.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Charles Brewer registered a no-decision, allowing four runs on six hits (two home runs) in six innings pitched, walking three and striking out five. Sugar Land Starting Pitcher Bobby Blevins also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, surrendering three unearned runs on five hits in five innings on the mound, walking one and striking out three.
Sugar Land took a 1-0 lead against Brewer just three batters into the ballgame on an RBI single by Travis Scott. Bridgeport answered with three runs in the home half of the second against Blevins to take a 3-1 advantage, highlighted by a two-run base knock off the bat of Andrew Lambo, who has now hit safely in each of his first eight games in a ‘Fish uniform. The Skeeters tied the game at three in top of the third on an opposite filed two-run home run to left by Scott, and went ahead 4-3 in the top of the sixth on a solo blast to left from Wiflredo Rodriguez. The boys from the Park City answered right back in the bottom of the sixth to knot the game at four when Jose Gil hustled down the line from third base on a wild pitch thrown by former Bluefish Scott Maine. The visitors went back ahead in the top of the eighth on a two-run single by Scott, who drove home five runs in the losing effort. Abreu was at it once again in the bottom of the eighth collecting his third hit of the afternoon, a two-run single that evened the game at six with Daniel Fields racing home with the tying-run all the way from first base. With runners at first and second and two men out in the home half of the ninth, Fields hit a ground ball that went right through the legs of second baseman Bryan Pounds, enabling pinch-runner Angel Rosa to sprint home with the winning-run, sending the Bluefish fans home with smiles on their faces as Bridgeport notched their third walk-off victory of the season. Manny Delcarmen (1-1) picked up the win in relief, his first as a member of the ‘Fish, while Dane De La Rosa (0-1) was tagged with the loss. Abreu led the way for the Bluefish with three hits while Bridgeport racked up ten or more hits in a single contest for the 23rd time in 57 games played in 2017. Photo provided courtesy of Dave Csordas.
Following a six-game, two-state road trip, Bridgeport returns to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Monday, June 26th to welcome in the York Revolution for a four game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It will be another Make a Difference Monday, as the Bluefish are teaming up with local non-profit organizations to bring baseball fans to the ballpark, in conjunction with DOT Generation. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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