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Jose Mesa Jr. has been fantastic for Trenton, posting a 0.36 ERA as a starter. (Martin Griff)

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Mesa Fires Gem; Thunder Victory Ties Second Best Franchise Mark for Wins

TRENTON – With a 5-0 shutout victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Sunday evening, the Thunder won their 87th game of the season, tying last seasons mark as the second most in franchise history. The win for Trenton was their 20th shutout of the season, a new franchise record.

Right-hander Jose Mesa Jr. tossed five scoreless frames and held Richmond to just three hits after he allowed just one hit over six shutout innings against Portland on Tuesday night.

Jose Mesa Jr. fired his second consecutive shutout on Sunday evening. (Martin Griff)

Trenton used an RBI groundout from Mike Ford and an RBI single by Ryan McBroom  to jump out to a 2-0 first inning advantage. One night after going 5-for-5, Dante Bichette Jr. double home another Trenton run in the second inning to extend their lead to 3-0.

Catcher Sharif Othman singled home two runs with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning to cushion the Thunder lead to five.

Anyelo Gomez and Cody Carroll combined to allow just two hits over four scoreless innings to complete the 5-0 victory for Trenton.

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