Thunder take game one, fall in nightcap in doubleheader with Sea Dogs
PORTLAND, Me. – The Thunder’s win streak came to a close yesterday, but not before they took one of two from the Portland Sea Dogs in a double-header at Hadlock Field.
Cory Arbiso allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in the nightcap, which all but sealed a 7-5 loss for Trenton. Pat Venditte held the Dogs scoreless for the final 4 1/3, but the damage was long done.
With the outing, the switch-pitching Venditte ran his scoreless string to 19 innings in a row.
Jose Gil led the way for the offense, carding a 2-for-3 effort with a double and two RBIs.
Outfielder Deangelo Mack went 0-for-3 in his Double-A debut, batting out of the eighth spot in the lineup. Mack was summoned from Tampa yesterday to replace Melky Mesa, who went on the shelf today with a stiff back. The injury is not considered serious.
Trenton’s offense led the comeback charge in the early game, using a season-high 15 hits to come back and win 8-7 after starter Kei Igawa surrendered three first-inning runs.
Corban Joseph stroked two doubles and drove in two runs, and Cody Johnson socked his seventh longball of the season in an eight-run stretch over the third, fourth and fifth innings.
The Thunder got four runs in the fifth, all with two outs, on consecutive knocks from Yadil Mujica, Ray Kruml, Joseph, and a final RBI rip from Austin Romine.
The series continues this afternoon when Shaeffer Hall takes the hill against Portland’s Michael Lee.