Spinners top Tigers 6-1

The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Lowell Spinners 6-1 Wednesday in Lowell, Mass.

Starting pitcher Clemente Mendoza took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits through 5.2 innings pitched.  Center fielder Jeff Rowland had a productive night offensively, getting a hit in three of his four plate appearances.

Lowell starting pitcher Roman Mendez earned the win, allowing one run in five innings of work.

Chris Mellen of SoxProspects.com and Mark Anderson of TigsTown.com were both in the stands tweeting their thoughts on the game.  Here is a recap of their tweets:

Mellen on the Spinners:

Mendez comes out in the 1st pumping mid-90s gas and showing his SL. A bit inconsistent with his FB release. SL had some dart.

Mendez touches 97 and 98 on his swinging K’s in the 2nd. Commanded it well in inning. Very live arm and explosive FB.

1B Miles Head shoots a 3B into the RF gap. Nice easy swing and good job of going with pitch. Nice strength.

Mendez reaches back and hits a legit no-contact 99 in the 4th. Looked pretty free and easy. Delivery is nice and balanced.

Head rips a 2B on a line into the LF gap off the wall. Power looks pretty easy. Getting bat through zone well.

OF Brandon Jacobs lines a shot into the LF gap for another 2B. Flashed the power. Can drive it with authority.

Anderson on the Tigers:

Clemente Mendoza pitching “okay”, but nothing impressive…sitting 87-89/91…starting to use CB more frequently

To say that Londell Taylor gets bad jumps in the outfield, doesn’t do justice to players who get bad jumps.

The Connecticut Tigers are back in action Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Lowell Spinners.  Luis Sanz (1-0, 0.00) is expected to get the start for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by Madison Younginer (1-0, 0.00).

1B Miles Head shoots a 3B into the RF gap. Nice easy swing and good job of going with pitch. Nice strength.
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