The New Hampshire Wild (0-4) have now lost for the 4th straight game.
The team headed into the day with an (0-2) record before continuing the previous game in which the Wild were down 7-0 in the 3rd inning and was postponed due to rain. Jeremy Charles, who was the original starter for Game 3 and continued pitching the following day, was tossed out of the game in the 5th inning during the continuance of the game after being caught with pine tar on his left hand. Manager Jerry Gonzalez wasn’t very happy with Charles decision as the team is already very limited in their bullpen.
“It was a dumb move on Jerm’s part. He made a really big mistake and it cost the team a lot. We will have to see what the league says on this and go from there.” – NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez
Although the Wild ended up losing the game 8-6, Manager Jerry Gonzalez was pleased with how the team ended the game. Being down 7-0 in the 3rd, the Wild bullpen only allowed just 1 run the rest of the game and the offense continued to produce close to their average 7 runs per game. The teams sign of life to finish that game was important to Gonzalez. It showed that the team is close to starting to play like they can.
“Tough game, but they way we finished has me excited for what we are about to start doing. We aren’t there yet, but we are close. I believe in my guys and we will be fine. It’s only the 4th game of the season.” -NH Wild Manager Jerry Gonzalez
In Game 2 of the day, the Wild Starter Jason Harper game up 8 quick runs in just 4 innings of work with 4 of them coming in just 1 swing of the bat of Elliot Armstrong of the Watertown Bucks who connected for a Grand Slam.
The Game ended again very similar to the Game 3 with the Wild fighting back to being as close to tying the game with just one swing of the bat. But the game was just too out of reach.
“We have to be better pitching. Yes we made a couple defensive mistakes but right now we average way too many hits, walks and runs given up a game. Our guys need to step it up.” – Jerry Gonzalez
The Wild have given up a league most 49 hits, 29 Walks and 39 Runs allowed. A big reason for the teams recent failures.
The team will take on the Watertown Bucks (4-0) for the last game of the series tonight at 6:30pm at Dr. Arthur & Martha Pappas Field located at the Franklin Pierce University Campus. Tickets are just $5.