Final score: Trenton 4, Erie 1
Synopsis: What a backward day. Fred Lewis started, Matt Daley came next, and Nik Turley pitched the final five innings. All three pitched well, and Ramon Flores socked his second bomb of the year as part of their offense's support.
What went right: Although it wasn't quite as loud as their outbursts on the road, the Thunder's offense continued clicking on Tuesday. Flores' bomb made it seven straight games in which the team has hit at least one homer.
Jose Pirela, who'd been 5 for his previous 31, collected two knocks, including the eventual game-winning single in the first.
Tyler Austin also collected an opposite-field double, upping his hitting streak to six games. Since lining in to a game-ending triple play on May 23, Austin is 8 for 19 with three doubles, a homer, six RBIs and no punchouts.
Tex and Youk: Well, you all know they're coming. Beyond that, however, is cloudy. Thunder manager Tony Franklin said after the game that he didn't know how long they'd be staying, what their roles would be (DH, field, how many ABs/innings) just yet. So, stay tuned on that one.
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Here's a highlight reel I made from today's game.
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I was off today, but here are Nick Peruffo's gamer
from today's action.