10th Win in 11 Games for Trenton
Coming off the heels of their epic August 4th victory over the Bowie Baysox, the Trenton Thunder took a narrow victory over the Reading Phillies on Tuesday at home at Mercer County Waterfront Park in front of over 7 thousand fans. It was their tenth victory in 11 outings.
Abe Almonte’s hitting is credited with being the major catalyst for the victory. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Abe doubled, triggering a two-run burst that gave the Thunder the lead back. He also provided an RBI double in the sixth that put them up by two runs, which ultimately sealed the victory.
Abe, who was making his return from the disabled list, seemed to rapidly return to form, and the crowd was loving it.
Pitcher Ryan Pope can also take some credit. He retired three straight batters, two of them by strikeout, in the ninth inning, to secure the victory. This after allowing the leadoff batter to reach base off of an error. It takes fortitude to recover from such a gaffe, and Pope has showed time and time again this season, that he has that kind of mental strength.
Starting pitcher Dellin Betances earned his third win off a 6-run five inning shift. The game was part of a three-game series against Reading that will feature more exciting Minor League play. As an affiliate for the Yankees, Trenton continues to capture local youth interest with high-quality baseball and softball bats from HomeRunMonkey and other merchants.