Sam Travis went 1-1 with two walks in Y-D?s 10-0 loss to Cotuit Tuesday night at Red Wilson Field.
By: Andrew Constant / @andrew_constant
Cotuit (12-10) blew open a 1-0 game with a five-run fourth inning en route to a 10-0 victory over the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (11-11) Tuesday night at Red Wilson Field. Y-D starter Chris Anderson didn?t make it out of the decisive fourth inning and the Kettleers pounded out 16 hits in beating the Red Sox for the second time in five days.
In the fourth, Anderson walked leadoff hitter Mike Ford before Patrick Biondi singled to left. Tony Kemp followed with a two-run double over left fielder Justin Shafer?s head, stretching the Cotuit lead to 3-0. Anderson then hit Cael Brockmeyer, ending his evening. Brian Gilbert replaced Anderson out of the Y-D bullpen but didn?t have too much luck.
Angel Rosa sacrificed both runners into scoring position on the first pitch he saw from Gilbert, setting up the Kettleers for their big inning. Adam Nelubowich singled in Kemp and three batters later, James Roberts knocked in Nelubowich with a single of his own. Gilbert finally got out of the inning when Ford struck out swinging, but not before Cotuit had scored five runs on four hits in the frame.
Cameron Griffin didn?t pitch long enough to qualify for the victory for Cotuit, but in the four innings he toed the rubber, the Red Sox couldn?t touch him. He didn?t allow a hit in the first three innings, striking out two and not having any balls hit hard against him. But in the fifth, Griffin walked leadoff man Alex Blandino on four pitches. Kettleers manager Mike Roberts went to his bullpen for Joe Broussard, who promptly came in and got three outs quickly, striking out Tanner Mathis and Justin Shafer to end the fifth.
Daniel Aldrich hit his second home run of the summer against the Red Sox, crushing a solo shot to center on the first pitch he saw in the sixth. Gilbert got through the frame without giving up anything more, but the damage was already done. Eight runs was more than enough for the Cotuit pitchers on this night, as the Red Sox never mustered a rally to get back in the game.
Y-D went down in order four times in the game, routinely swinging through pitches and failing to work deep counts. They only managed seven base runners in the game, earning three hits and working four walks. But those opportunities were squashed by 11 strikeouts and multiple missed chances.
The Red Sox look to bounce back Wednesday when they travel to Orleans. The Firebirds have lost two in a row and six of their last 10, but still sit in second place in the Eastern Division with a record of 14-8. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.