Back to work as the Thunder begin a seven-game homestand starting with three against a Southern Division foe, the Erie Sea Wolves. This is the first and only time Erie will grace the presence of Waterfront Park this season as the Sea Wolves took three-of-four from the Thunder at Jerry Uht Park in Erie, PA earlier this season. As for game one, it was a slugfest early as Trenton held a 6-5 lead in the 4th inning before rain halted play which forced a suspension. Jeremy Bleich (pictured) got the start for Trenton and was crusing through the first three inning before hitting a road block in the fourth. The left-hander ended up going 3.2 innings and gave up eight hits and five runs (all earned) with two walks and five strikeouts. Here are the highlights from the first four-plus innings of action…
BOTTOM 1st – Trenton exploded for four runs off six hits (all consecutive). The big blow was a two-run double by James Cooper which made it 4-0. Pillittere and Malec each had RBI hits as well.
Pillittere RBI single
Cooper RBI double
BOTTOM 3rd – Two more runs tacked on for Trenton as Edwar Gonzalez lines an RBI single off Deik Scram’s glove in left field which scored Chris Malec and put Trenton ahead 5-0. Marcos Vechionacci drilled the next pitch over Scram’s head for an RBI double to plate Gonzo and put Trenton ahead 6-0.
Malec scores on E7
Vechionacci RBI double
TOP 4th – Trenton gets a taste of their own medicine as Erie explodes for five runs off six hits. The big blow was a two-run double by Max St. Pierre. Danny Worth and Casper Wells added RBI singles and Brennan Boesch tallies a sac fly to cut the Thunder lead to 6-5.
Max St. Pierre RBI double
Danny Worth RBI single
Casper Wells RBI single
Brennan Boesch sac fly
….I’ll be back with more later tonight after these two teams finish the suspended game and the 7-inning affair which will follow shortly thereafter.