TRENTON, NJ – Thunder starter Luis Severino surrendered three runs in the top of the first inning and Erie pitching held the Thunder to just five hits in a 5-2 loss for the Thunder on Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.
Severino allowed the first four batters of the game to reach punctuated by Dean Green’s two-run double which took a 3-0 advantage for the SeaWolves. Severino recovered after the double and allowed just three hits the rest of the way. He became the first Thunder starter this season to finish six innings despite suffering his second defeat.
The SeaWolves got a strong start from righty Chad Green who fired six shutout innings allowing only four hits and one walk. Green combined with reliever Guido Knudson to retire 12 straight batters in the middle innings before Jake Cave worked a two-out walk in the eighth inning.
Aaron Judge followed Cave with his fifth home run of the season, a line drive shot to left field that cut the deficit to 5-2. Judge’s home run tied him for the Eastern League lead with three others.
With the Thunder runs in the bottom of the eighth, the team has now scored in five of their last 40 innings played.
Your Thunder continue their four-game series with Erie on Wednesday night at 7:00pm. The first 2,000 fans through the gate will receive Team Pictures courtesy of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The Thunder will send RHP Brady Lail (0-2, 5.19), he will be opposed by Austin Kubitza (1-1, 1.57) for the SeaWolves. Listen live to Thunder baseball on 91.3 WTSR and online at Trentonthunder.com.