Exciting night here at the ballpark with Jesus Montero (pictured) making his Double-A debut in an 8-0 Thunder victory over Bowie. The 6-foot-4 catcher was called up from Tampa earlier today and is the No. 2 prospect and “Best Power Hitter” in the Yankees organization according to Baseball America.
Not a bad night for Montero in his debut, 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. He also handled the pitching staff very well as Wilkin De La Rosa went six shutout innigns and tallied eight strikeouts. Texeira went the final three frames pushing Trenton to five games over .500 (28-23) for the first time all season. The Thunder also jumped ahead of Connecticut for sole possession of first place in the Northern Division, the first time they’ve held such distinction all season. Here are some of the highlights….
BOTTOM 1st – Colin Curtis drills his first home run of the season over the right centerfield wall to put Trenton on top 1-0.
BOTTOM 6th – Edwar Gonzalez gives the Thunder some insurance with an RBI triple into the right centerfield gap that plated Jesus Montero and made the score 3-0 Thunder. For Montero, it was his first Double-A run scored.
Gonzalez RBI triple
BOTTOM 7th – There it is, first Double-A hit for Montero. A bullet RBI single to right field off BaySox reliever Ryan Rodriguez that plated Colin Curtis. Three batters later, Vechionacci continued the route, slapping an RBI double down the right field line that made the score 8-0 Trenton. The Thunder connected on five straight hits in the inning, starting with Noah Hall’s bloop single and concluding with Vech’s double.
Montero first Double-A hit
Vechionacci RBI double
…..that’s it for now, check back tomorrow afternoon for highlights from the final game of the eight-game home stand as the first place Thunder wrap up the series agaisnt Bowie.