Silver Knights lose second game after weekend rainouts
After a rain-soaked three day layoff, the Nashua Silver Knights lost their second game of the season 4-2 in a matchup against the Worcester Bravehearts Monday night at Hanover Insurance Park.
Silver Knights games scheduled over the long weekend were all postponed and the Nashua bats struggled to get going again, collecting four hits but striking out 14 times. The Silver Knights nearly completed a miraculous comeback in the eighth inning, but the rally fell short.
In that inning, an error, single and hit by pitch loaded the bases for Tyler Gonzalez, who drove in Mike Maher thanks to an error. Jack Penney scored on a Joe Muzio fielder’s choice, but Nashua failed to capitalize and ended the game down 4-2.
On the mound, Nashua righty Nick Remy made his first start of the season, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing two earned runs. Remy struggled with his command, walking six while striking out only one.
Remy made a heads-up play in the bottom of the second to save Nashua a run. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch allowed Worcester’s Kenny Mallory to score. But when the relay to the plate got away from Remy, another Bravehearts runner tried to make it home.
Instead, Remy stayed at home and tagged the runner out in a bang-bang play.
Out of the bullpen, George Welch made his return to the Futures League after playing with Nashua in 2019. He missed last season with Tommy John surgery.
“Physically, it sucked,” Welch said last week. “But mentally, that’s been the tougher part on me. After this season with my college, it’s really working again and I feel back to normal.”
While Welch walked three in 1.1 innings of work, he wasn’t charged with an earned run. Worcester did score two with Welch on the mound because of a throwing error.
Zach Gitschier made his first appearance of the season and kept the Bravehearts off the base paths with strong command, only allowing one hit while striking out two and walking none in two innings of work.
After Sunday’s game against the Brockton Rox was rained out, the Silver Knights will return to Holman Stadium tonight against the New Britain Bees. First pitch is scheduled for 6 pm.