TRENTON, NJ – On a night in which Dietrich Enns was slated to start for the Thunder, but instead took the ball for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the team committed five errors in a 6-2 defeat to the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Friday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.
The loss marked the end of a seven-game win streak for the Thunder. LHP Caleb Smith made a spot start for the Thunder and took the defeat with five runs allowed, two earned, in 3.2 innings pitched.
Richmond grabbed the a commanding 5-1 lead with three runs, all unearned, in the fourth inning. Three different players for the visiting Squirrels knocked in runs in that frame including Chris Shaw who had the first of three hits for himself in the game.
The Thunder offense came in the third inning when Miguel Andujar drove in Michael O’Neill with a groundout to the shortstop. Andujar has driven in 15 runs in his 17 games with the Thunder this season. The second run for Trenton came in the seventh when Lane Adams crossed the plate on an error committed by Brandon Bednar.
Five errors in the game tied a season-high for the Thunder set May 11 against the Altoona Curve.
Travis Hissong and Matt Wotherspoon followed Caleb Smith with 5.1 innings of one-run relief in which they combined to strike out seven batters.
Your Thunder continue their homestand on Saturday night at 7pm against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. LHP Jordan Montgomery will start for the Thunder, LHP Andrew Suarez will go for Richmond. The Thunder will wear special patriotic jerseys and hats in the final two games of their homestand and there will be post-game fireworks tomorrow night. Tickets are available by phone at 609-394-3300 or online at TrentonThunder.com.