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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Postgame Notes - May 9

Final score: Binghamton 3, Trenton 1

Synopsis: Like Rafael Montero the night before, Logan Verrett pitched a brilliant ballgame against the Thunder. Unlike Tuesday, Trenton didn't make the most of their late threats. Their best chance came in the ninth, when, after putting two runners on with one out against Verrett, Kyle Roller's long drive to center off reliever Jeff Walters died at the wall. 

What went right: Jose Pirela had a pair of hits -- a double and an infield single -- and the Thunder's bullpen was nails again. Shaeffer Hall and Aaron Dott combined for four innings of two-hit shutout ball in back of Nik Turley, who fanned seven but lacked command and pitch efficiency in his five innings. 

What went wrong: Aside from Pirela, Trenton got just three hits -- a double from Tyler Austin and singles from J.R. Murphy and Ali Castillo -- and a walk the rest of the evening. An offensive shortage at home shouldn't come as a surprise. Of their 22 home runs this season, just three have been at Arm & Hammer Park. They slug 59 points higher on the road (.430 to .371) as well. 

Picks to Click: Here are Nick Peruffo's game story and notes from Wednesday. 

Flick to Click: Here's a highlight reel I made from tonight's action.


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