Prior to tonight’s game, the Trenton Thunder announced that right-handed pitcher Eric Ruth has been reassigned to the team from Extended Spring Training while Travis Hissong was sent to extended.
Ruth, 26, has been with the Thunder since April 10, 2017. When he made a spot appearance out of the bullpen throwing 2 2/3 innings allowing two runs. Throughout his minor-league career Ruth owns a 20-10 record with a 3.20 ERA and 305 strikeouts in 337 innings over 105 games, 38 starts.
Hissong, 25, appeared in two games for the Thunder this season, earning a save and allowing two earned runs while striking out six over 4 1/3 innings. In his career he is 8-3 with a 2.31 ERA over 121 innings, striking out 143 batters in 65 games.
The move is a paper move to allow the Thunder to have an extra pitcher available for their home opener.