New Hampshire Hardball

Sea Dogs 7, Fisher Cats 2

MANCHESTER – Rising star Gabriel Moreno hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) were held to just one additional run in Sunday’s 7-2 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) at Delta Dental Stadium.


The Fisher Cats had a 2-0 lead after four innings thanks to Moreno’s homer and an RBI single from Vinny Capra, but the Sea Dogs responded with an RBI double from Grant Williams in the fifth, a three-run homer from Joey Meneses in the eighth, and another three-run homer from top prospect Triston Casas in the ninth.

After Fisher Cats starter Elvis Luciano left the game in the first inning after an apparent injury, Andrew McInvale allowed one run in four innings of emergency relief. Sam Ryan also pitched well out of the bullpen, holding Portland to one hit with no walks and three strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

Willy Gaston (L, 0-1) took the loss, while Adam Lau (W, 1-0) earned the win with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for the Sea Dogs.

After a day off on Monday, New Hampshire will open a six-game series against the Somerset Patriots (NY Yankees) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. The next home game will be on Tuesday, June 1, when the Fisher Cats welcome the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NY Mets) to Delta Dental Stadium.


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