A gorgeous day here on the banks of the Delaware River as the Thunder and Senators hooked up for game two of their five-game series. It was a pitcher’s duel as the Senators grind out a 2-1 victory over Trenton to extend the Thunder losing streak to five games. Jason Stephens (pictured) got the start for Trenton and received a no decision as the right-hander went 3.1 innings and gave one earned run off seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Adrian Alaniz pitched well for Harrisburg as the right-hander also received a no decision. Alaniz hurled five innings and gave up one earned run off six hits with three walks and one strikeout. Humberto Sanchez made his first appearance infront of the Waterfront Park crowd this season. The big hefty right-hander pitched well in relief of Stephens as the former Tigers farm hand went 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. Here are some of the highlights…
TOP 1st – After retiring the first two in order, Jason Stephens gave up back-to-back doubles. First, Leonard Davis ripped a fastball over the head of Noah Hall in left. Not to be shown up, the next batter Guzman slapped another double over Hall’s head to score Davis and put Harrisburg on top 1-0.
Joel Guzman RBI double
BOTTOM 3rd – Jesus Montero with a big two-out hit to put Trenton on the board. With Nunez at first base after an infield bunt single, Montero ripped a double past a diving Marvin Lowrance in left field which allowed Nunez to chug around from first to score the Thunder’s first run of the game which tied the score at 1-1.
Jesus Montero RBI double
TOP 8th – A leadoff double by Edgardo Baez comes around to score. Baez reached third base on a wild pitch, and coincidentally scored a few batters later also via the wild pitch to put Harrisburg on top 2-1.
Baez scores on wild pitch
…back with more tomorrow as these two teams continue their five-game series with a doubleheader (two 7-inning games).