(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – A night after scoring a season-high 17 runs, the Trenton Thunder (57-51) were shutout by Clayton Tanner and the Richmond Flying Squirrels (60-47) 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at Waterfront Park. The Thunder offense was held to just four hits and never advanced a runner to third base.
Flying Squirrel starter Clayton Tanner hurled eight shutout innings to lead the Flying Squirrels, who won three of four games in the series, to the series win. Steve Garrison, who made his Major League debut on Monday, returned to his hometown team to make his eleventh start of the season. On a limited pitch count, the lefty only lasted three innings and allowed three runs in the loss. The Squirrels scored one run in each of the first four frames to take a commanding lead that was never in jeopardy on Sunday afternoon. In the final game that the two teams will play this season, Richmond finishes the season series winning ten of fifteen games against the Thunder.
After an off day on Monday, the Thunder will welcome the Akron Aeros to Trenton for the first time this season. Game one of a three-game set with the Double A Affiliates of the Cleveland Indians begins Tuesday night at 7:05 PM. The Thunder and the Aeros have not officially named starting pitchers for Tuesday’s game. The SBLI Pre-Game Show with Jay Burnham and Hank Fuerst begins at 6:45 PM. Tune-in to the game on 91.3 WTSR and online at trentonthunder.com.
Tuesday night is Farmer Appreciation Night presented by the New Jersey Farm Bureau. The first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older will received BBQ Mits, once again courtesy of the New Jersey Farm Bureau. Tuesday is also a Super Value Tuesday, featuring $1 Hot Dogs and Kids Eat Free Courtesy of On The Border. For ticket information, contact the Thunder Ticket Office at 609-394-3300 or log on to trentonthunder.com.