Perez, Fisher Cats handle Curve
- Updated: May 23, 2019
MANCHESTER – Pitching prospect Hector Perez allowed nothing other than a solo home run to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) to a 2-1 win over the Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates) on Wednesday night at Delta Dental Stadium.
Perez (W, 3-2) scattered five hits over six innings with five strikeouts and three walks. Jerrick Suiter took him deep to left center in the sixth inning, but the solo blast would be Altoona’s only run of the ballgame.
In two wins over Altoona (22-22) this week, the Fisher Cats (21-22) have allowed one run on eight hits.
New Hampshire’s offense came through in the bottom of the fifth. Chad Spanberger broke the scoreless tie with his fourth homer of the season, a 397-foot solo shot to right field. Vinny Capra then reached on a single, and scored from first on a double from Forrest Wall to make it 2-0.
After the six quality innings from Perez, the Fisher Cats bullpen went to work.
Eight Fisher Cats recorded one hit on Wednesday, and thanks to an Alberto Mineo walk in the eighth inning, every batter reached base.