BOWIE, Md. – The Thunder faced MLB rehabber Miguel Gonzalez for five innings, and battled him for two runs on 69 pitches over five innings.
The scoring began just a few batters into the game when Tony Renda reached on a groundball double that was hit too hard for Bowie’s diving third baseman, Drew Dosch, to handle that it glanced off his glove and into foul territory. Renda remained at second base with two outs after a Greg Bird strikeout when Aaron Judge stepped to the plate to launch an 0-2 fastball off the videoboard in left-center for a 2-0 Thunder lead.
Despite a total of 10 baserunners over seven innings, the Thunder plated just those two runs off Bowie pitching on a stormy night. Judge finished with a pair of hits in the ballgame and in his four trips to the plate, Renda was not retired- going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Miguel Sulbaran needed just 32 pitches over three innings, but ran into trouble in the third inning with the Baysox jumping ahead 3-2. Bowie plated a pair more runs off him in the following inning, before the southpaw was removed with one out in the fifth. He was charged with the loss and allowed a total of five runs over 4.1 innings, with eight hits—including seven hits over his final 1.1 IP.
The four-game series resumes Father’s Day with a 2:05 p.m. scheduled first pitch between the two clubs. Trenton throws LHP Caleb Smith (4-4, 4.47) against RHP Terry Doyle (6-1, 2.82) in Game 3 which features pre-game coverage beginning at 1:50 p.m. on 91.3 FM WTSR and online at www.trentonthunder.com.