RICHMOND, VA — Chance Adams saw his immaculate 13-0 record blemished in a 7-2 loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Thursday night at The Diamond. The Thunder completed their road trip with a 5-2 mark; winning both series’ against Harrisburg and Richmond.
The Thunder staked Adams to a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Dante Bichette Jr.. However, a Tyler Wade error in the third inning opened the door for a two-run inning for the Squirrels. CJ Hinojosa singled in both runs with a flare to right.
The 2-1 lead for the home team held into the fifth when Richmond managed five runs off of Adams. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Christian Arroyo served a base hit the other way to plate two more runs and later in the inning Hunter Cole brought in a run with a groundout and Tyler Horan blooped a double down the left field line to score another.
After the seventh run crossed home, Adams was lifted from the game. Chance allowed a career high in runs (seven) and matched a career-high for hits allowed (six) on Thursday night, though hardly any of the hits recorded were well-struck. Adams’ combined season record falls to 13-1 and his ERA jumped to 2.20 for the season.
The Thunder added a late run in the eighth inning when Jose Rosario was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, however, Trenton couldn’t push anything further across the plate.
Tyler Wade had a three-hit game to lead the Thunder offense. Mark Montgomery and Travis Hissong combined to keep Richmond quiet for the rest of the game with 3.1 scoreless innings.
The Thunder head back to ARM & HAMMER Park to begin a three-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday night at 7pm. LHP Daniel Camarena will take the ball for the Thunder against Fisher Cats RHP Conner Greene. It’s our Pork Roll Celebration Night with the first 2,000 fans (ages 14 and up) receiving Joey Chestnut Bobbleheads presented by Case’s Pork Roll. Tickets to all Thunder home games are available at www.trentonthunder.com.