Archive for July 18th, 2012

Nuno Does It Again

July 18, 2012

(PR) (Binghamton, NY) – Trenton scored three runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth to break open a pitcher’s duel as the Thunder topped the Binghamton Mets, 7-1, Wednesday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium to finish a sweep in the three-game series. Vidal Nuño (5-2) tossed six strong innings for Trenton (57-39), which went 6-1 on the seven-game road trip.
The Thunder led 2-1 in the seventh inning and Binghamton had retired 14 consecutive Trenton batters before Melky Mesa began the three-run rally with a double against reliever Jeff Stevens. Luke Murton then doubled to deep center on a 3-0 pitch to score Mesa and increase the lead to 3-1.

After Kevin Mahoney walked, Jose Gil drilled his second RBI double of the game to increase the lead to three and chase Stevens. Neil Medchill greeted Adrian Rosario with an RBI single to complete the rally. Mahoney would add an RBI hit in the eighth against Rosario during a two-run inning.

Nuño allowed six hits and one run (earned) while striking out five. Craig Heyer tossed two scoreless innings in relief while Francisco Rondon finished the win with by recording two strikeouts in the ninth.

Gil’s first RBI double came in the second inning against Mets starter Cory Mazzoni (3-3) to put the Thunder in front 2-0. He collected two of Trenton’s nine hits. Nuño allowed a run on a double-play ground out in the second, but escaped further damage when Juan Lagares flew out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Trenton next heads home to begin a four-game series against the Reading Philliies. Game one will be Thursday night at 7:05 pm, with left-hander Shaeffer Hall (7-6, 3.63) expected to start for Trenton against lefty Mario Hollands (7-6, 6.43). Limited tickets are available by contacting the Thunder box office at 609-394-3300 or online at http://www.trentonthunder.com.

Murton Hits 20th Homer Of Season In Thunder Win

July 18, 2012

(PR) (Binghamton, NY) – For the second straight night the Trenton Thunder trailed by one in the eighth but scored a pair of late runs to come from behind and defeat the Binghamton Mets, this time 5-4, Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Luke Murton’s league-leading 20th home run of the season tied the game in the eighth and Mets reliever Robert Carson’s balk plated the winning tally as the Thunder (56-39) improved to 5-1 on the current road trip including four one-run victories.
Murton’s blast to dead center field came with two outs against All-Star reliever Armando Rodriguez. Then in the ninth, Rob Segedin led off against Carson (0-2) with a double but was tagged out trying to advance to third on Yadil Mujica’s fielders choice ground out.

Jose Pirela blooped a single to right field advancing Mujica to third base with one out, bringing Addison Maruszak to the plate. Carson was called for a balk for not hesitating fully in the delivery of a pitch, bring Mujica in from third with the go-ahead run.

J.R. Murphy’s second home run of the trip headlined a two-run seventh inning against Binghamton starter Greg Peavey that gave Trenton a 3-1 lead. But Thunder starter Dellin Betances, who had been solid through six innings, allowed a double and a walk to start the bottom of the seventh and was pulled in favor of Lee Hyde.

Hyde would allow a two-run double to Wilfredo Tovar that tied the score at 3 and later a sacrifice fly by Juan Centeno that gave the Mets the lead. Kelvin Perez (5-1) came in to record the final two outs of the seventh and worked the final 2.2 innings, allowing only an intentional walk and striking out two.

Maruszak collected three of Trenton’s 11 hits while Pirela had a pair. Betances struck out five and walked only one in six plus innings of work and was charged with three runs.

The Thunder and Mets conclude the three-game series as Trenton goes for the sweep Wednesday afternoon with first pitch slated for 1:05 pm. Left-hander Vidal Nuno (4-2, 1.57) is expected to start for Trenton while Binghamton counters with righty Cory Mazzoni (3-2, 3.48). Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and also streaming online begins at 12:50 pm.