Courtesy Vermont Lake Monsters
LOWELL, MA — Yusniel Padron-Artilles and two Spinner relievers combined on a two-hit, 15-strikeout blanking to hand the Vermont Lake Monsters its third shutout during a four-game losing streak in a 1-0 Lowell victory in New York-Penn League action Tuesday night at LeLecheur Park.
Nick Osborne had both of Vermont’s two hits, a bunt single in the second inning and an infield single in the fourth off of Padron-Artilles (3-0), who walked one and struckout 10 over his six scoreless innings. After the Osborne one-out infield single in fourth Padron-Artilles retired final eight batters he faced (five by strikeout).
Robinson Leyer followed a 1-2-3 seventh inning and Brendan Nail one walk and five strikeouts over the final two innings for his third save as Stedler-Division leading Lowell improved to 13-4 on the season.
The Lake Monsters have now scored just one run over their last 40 innings dating back to the fifth inning on Friday, when Vermont went 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position over the first four innings but are now 0-for-17 over last 40 frames (0-for-5 on Tuesday, all in first three innings).
Lake Monsters starter Tyler Baum (0-1) worked around back-to-back two-out walks in a scoreless first, but then gave up his first run as a professional in the second on back-to-back two-out doubles from Xavier LeGrant and Alex Erro. Vermont’s Richard Morban scattered four hits with one walk and five strikeouts over five scoreless innings of relief.
The Lake Monsters and Spinners will wrap up the series 7:05 pm on Wednesday before Vermont heads to Connecticut for another three-game series before returning home to Centennial Field on Sunday.