(PR) TRENTON, NJ – A two-error play in the 8th inning contributed to a two-run inning in a 5-4 victory for the Reading Fightin Phils over the Thunder.
Trenton overcame a 3-0 deficit to tie the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 7th inning in front of 7,826 fans at ARM & HAMMER Park. The standing-room only crowd was treated to a comeback with Carmen Angelini and Jeff Farnham notching RBI singles to make it 3-3.
With a rooting section of fans from his nearby hometown, Reading starting pitcher Jesse Biddle tossed six innings of one-run ball while striking out nine Thunder batters. He scattered three hits and didn’t allow a run until the 6th inning when Reading was already staked to a 3-0 lead.
Current New York Yankee and former Trenton Thunder infielder Eduardo Nunez made his rehab debut with the Thunder while working his way back from a strained oblique. Nunez was the leadoff hitter and designated hitter in the Thunder lineup. He went 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts after playing the previous two nights for Single-A Charleston.
The loss marked the sixth consecutive loss for the Thunder which is the longest losing streak of the season.
The Thunder continue their five-games series Friday evening against the Fightins at 7:05 p.m. The game features RHP Shane Greene (2-1, 5.06) for the Thunder facing Reading’s RHP Brody Colvin (3-1, 5.87). 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 6:45 p.m.