BINGHAMTON, NY – After taking the first two games from the Binghamton Mets, the Thunder fell Sunday afternoon, 4-2 to the reigning Eastern League champions.
Trenton got on the board first with a pair of runs in the 2nd inning off Binghamton starting pitcher Tyler Pill. With runners at second and third base and no outs, the Thunder got an RBI groundout from Tony Renda before Tyler Austin deposited an RBI single to score Jake Cave. With two outs in the top of the 3rd inning, the Thunder had three hits in the game and they would not get another until a leadoff double by Mark Payton in the 9th.
By that point in the game, the Thunder had fallen behind the B-Mets 4-2 and were looking for a pair of runs to tie it off Paul Sewald. Following the double, Sewald induced flyouts from Ali Castillo and Francisco Arcia before Eddy Rodriguez walked. The Thunder had Jose Rosario at the plate with the tying runs on base, but Sewald struck him out to end the game.
Trenton’s starting pitcher in the game was Cale Coshow, making his first Double-A start. He tossed a scoreless three innings before running into a three-run 4th inning in which the B-Mets took the lead for good. They added a run in the 5th inning off the righty, and opened the 4-2 lead that would stick through the end of the game.
With the loss, the Thunder fall back to 2.5 games behind of Binghamton for the east division Wild Card spot.
After an off-day Monday, the Thunder travel to New Britain to face the Rock Cats for the first time this season and last series in New Britain, as the club will become the Hartford Yard Goats in 2016. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on 91.3 FM, 1490 AM or online at www.trentonthunder.com.