It’s a dreary day here on the banks of the Delaware River as Trenton concludes an eight-game homestand with a morning contest against Bowie. The Thunder clinch a 7-0 win as a brilliant pitching performance was turned in by Christian Garcia (pictured). The right-hander spun seven shutout innings scattering four hits and striking out six.
Garcia is now 2-0 on the season through his first four starts back from the disabled list with that injured nerve in his throwing elbow. Christian is quickly becoming one of the most consistent pithcers on the staff with an ERA of 0.41 (one earned run in 22 innings pitched….WOW!!) and he should only get better as the summer continues and his arm strength is rebuilt. Here are some of the highlights….
BOTTOM 3rd – With runners on first and second, Justin Snyder laid down a beautiful sac bunt that forced Bowie catcher Adam Donachie to make an errant throw to first base. Seth Fortenberry would score on the play all the way from second base as Trenton takes a 1-0 lead.
Snyder sac bunt
BOTTOM 4th – A leadoff double by Edwar Gonzalez led to a Marcos Vechionacci RBI fielders choice making the score 3-0 Trenton.
Vechionacci RBI fielder’s choice
BOTTOM 5th – Justin Snyder hits his third home run of the season, a rainbow shot over the right field wall as Trenton increases its lead to 4-0.
….all-in-all, a great homestand for Trenton, they win seven out of eight and move to six games over .500 (29-23) for the first time all season. The Thunder have also vaulted into sole posession of first place Northern Division for the first time in 2009. Back with more tomorrow as I unveil the third episode of the ThunderCast, enjoy the rest of your day.