Another rough night for the Thunder offense as they drop the rubber match of the three game series against New Britain 3-1. Zach McAllister (pictured) went six innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts. The big right-hander got stronger as they game went on however as all three of the runs were scored in the first two innings. The Jose Molina rehab assignment also continued as the catcher went 0-for-3 with a walk in his second game with the Thunder. Here are some of the highlights (there aren’t many)…
TOP 1st – Juan Portes coming up clutch again for New Britain. With the bases loaded and two outs Portes drilled a 1-2 pitch into left field for a base hit. Yancarlos Ortiz and Brian Dinkleman scored on the play to give the Rock Cats a 2-0 lead.
Portes RBI single
TOP 4th – Edwar Gonzalez with a diving catch in right field for the third out of the inning.
Gonzalez web gem
BOTTOM 5th – Reegie Corona puts Trenton on the board with an RBI single that plated Edwar Gonzalez and made the score 3-1 in favor of New Britain.
Corona RBI single
…back with more tomorrow as Trenton welcomes the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to Waterfront Park for a three-game series.