(PR) (TRENTON, NJ – A rain delay bumped the start of Tuesday’s game by 50 minutes, but the Thunder came out quickly with a two-run first to set the tone in Tuesday night’s 4-1 victory over the Erie Seawolves.
Trenton pitching combined to allow one unearned run on just three hits against a Seawolves squad that entered the ballgame leading the Eastern League in batting average, Fred Lewis got the start for Trenton in place of Nik Turley because of the delay at the beginning of the ballgame. Lewis tossed three scoreless innings before giving way to Matt Daley who threw a scoreless 4th.
Turley then came out of the pen in the 5th inning for the Thunder on a hazy, misty night at ARM & HAMMER Park in front of 4,375 fans. Turley allowed an unearned run with two outs in the 6th inning when Nick McCoy’s throw on a stolen base sailed into center field and allowed Eugenio Suarez to score from third base. Turley collected his fifth win of the season, improving his record to 5-2 with one hit and four strikeouts in the outing.
Ramon Flores hit his second home run in three days for Trenton—a two-run shot in the 5th inning to double the Thunder lead from 2-0 to 4-0.
Seawolves starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein gets the loss to drop to 5-3 despite pitching his second complete game of the season. In 8.0 IP he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and eight strikeouts.
The Thunder and Seawolves continue their three-game series Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. with the first day of a two-day rehab rehab for a pair of New York Yankees. First baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist tendon sheath) and Kevin Youkilis (back strain) are reportedly making appearances in the lineup for the Thunder both days.
The game features a starting pitcher matchup of RHP Zach Nuding (1-6, 3.48) against RHP Patrick Cooper (2-4, 4.75) for Erie. Limited tickets are available through the Thunder box office at (609) 394-3300 or online at http://www.trentonthunder.com/tickets. Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and also streaming online begins at 10:15 a.m.