From the desk of: GROWLINGS FROM BROOKLYN
NEWARK BEARS: New Jersey Jackals Take Lead In Overall Essex County Cup Challenge.
The Bears' winning streak ended at six games today. They lost this afternoon to their rival, the New Jersey Jackals in game two of this three game series. The Bears and Jackals split the two games in Newark. They will conclude the series tomorrow at Yogi Berra Stadium which also starts a seven game road trip for the Bears.
The Jackals shut out the Bears 4-0 and limited them to four hits. They now take a three games to two lead over the Bears in the season long Essex County Cup Challenge Series.
Tim Raines Jr. picked up one of Newark's hits. Catcher Eric McGee went 2 for 3 today. And Daryle Ward had a double for the Bears to round out their offense.
Today's starter Aaron Kalb didn't have a particularly bad outing. Rather, he had a quite good outing, but got tagged with today's loss. The Jackals jumped out to a first inning, three run lead while the Bears couldn't get anything going versus Jackals' starter and former Bear, Chris Vasami. He limited the Bears to three hits over five and two thirds innings pitched. A very good Jackals' bullpen took care of the rest for New Jersey.
Aaron Kalb's Line:
6 ~ innings.
84 pitches; 52 strikes.
4 ~ hits.
3 ~ runs; 2 earned.
2 ~ walks.
6 ~ strikeouts.
After finishing out this series against New Jersey tomorrow, the Bears head to Brockton and Worcester.