By Brian Willwerth
LOWELL, MA – Here are three takeaways from the Lowell Spinners’ 2-0 loss to Tri-City on Monday night.
Outstanding pitching: As you can tell from the score, this game was all about the pitching. Both teams pitched well, but especially for the ValleyCats. The Spinners could only muster four hits, all of them singles. Tri-City only had five hits, four of them singles, but they were enough.
Holmes is hot: Tri-Valley starter Brian Holmes picked up his first win of the year, in his longest outing of the year. He went six innings, allowing just two of Lowell’s four hits. He has 11 strikeouts in 12 innings this season.
Haley’s debut: Justin Haley made his professional debut Monday night, allowing one run and striking out two. The Orangevale, CA native was selected in the 6th round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 draft.