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That little fact makes last weekend’s series against the Eastern League leaders that much sweeter.
The Sea Dogs were a strike away from getting a win and a split of the series on Sunday afternoon when the Fisher Cats mounted an unlikely rally, spurred by a couple of two-out, pinch-hit walks and finished off by run-scoring singles by Dalton Pompey and Jon Berti in the bottom of the ninth inning.
“That’s the best team in the league and we fought like crazy to get the win,” said New Hampshire manager Bobby Meacham. “We’re glad to get that win.”
Portland took a 64-37 record into a Monday night game at home against Binghamton.
“We knew coming into the series off the break it would be a big series for us to kind of turn things around,” Berti said.
The Fisher Cats held down fourth place in the Eastern Division — 1½ games in front of Trenton — as Monday night began.
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LEFTY starter/reliever John Anderson made his fourth start of the season for the Fisher Cats in Monday night’s first game.
Liz has a 2-2 record with a 1.93 earned run average in eight starts for the Fisher Cats. He has allowed 32 hits over 42 innings with 33 strikeouts and 11 walks and opponents have a .212 batting average against him.
KEVIN NOLAN, the Fisher Cats shortstop out of Nashua, ran his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI single in the fourth inning of Game 1 on Monday night. In his last 27 games before Monday night, Nolan was hitting .365 (35-96) with 11 doubles, two home runs and 14 runs batted in ... In their last 47 games going into Monday, the Fisher Cats were 29-18 with a run differential of plus-38. They boosted their batting average from .221 to .243 during that stretch.