Lowell L 3-4
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 0-4, 1 K
Nick Decker, RF: 0-1, 2 BB, 1 R
Cameron Cannon, 2B: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R
Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 2-4, 1 K
Marino Campana, DH: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Antoni Flores, SS: 0-3, 1 K
Stephen Scott, LF: 0-4, 2 K
Jay Groome: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K (48 pitches)
Yusniel Padron-Artilles: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K (61 pitches)
And with that, the minor-league season is over. Tuesday was going to be the last game for Red Sox affiliates no matter what, with Lowell playing in a decisive third game for the championship. It was an exciting game, but they came up just short. After falling behind 2-0 in the bottom of the second, they came right back in the top of the third with a big two-run single from Joe Davis to tie things up. The score would stay tied at two until the seventh, when Campana gave Lowell a lead with his solo home run. Unfortunately, Padron-Artilles — who made such a big name for himself in the last series with his twelve consecutive strikeouts — couldn’t hold on. The two runs he allowed in the bottom of the inning were Brooklyn needed. Lowell is still looking for their first championship in team history.
And with that, another season of Minor Lines is in the books. We’ll have some season-in-review stuff starting next week, but for now we sign off for one final time. Thanks for following along all year.