PP Game Notes: Fisher Cats 1, Thunder 0

The pitching came to the ballpark for the second consecutive game as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Trenton Thunder 1-0 in front of 6,389 fans on a beautiful day for baseball at Waterfront Park Sunday. John Ogiltree (1-2) got the win in relief for New Hampshire and Adam Peterson recorded his 13th save by pitching a scoreless ninth. Jeremy Ward (3-1) took the tough luck loss for Trenton in relief of Sean Henn.

Both starters pitched well. Cameron Reimers pitched seven and one third innings of shutout ball and Henn countered with eight shutout innings of his own. Reimers allowed the only walk of the game to Dioner Navarro in the fourth.

Thunder manager Stump Merrill said, "We are pretty pleased with how he [Henn] did everything today." Henn believed that he had really gotten the feel for his changeup and that it would make him more confident using it in his future starts. Henn said , "that was key. Being able to throw that one for strikes and being able to keep it down when I needed it." He added that, "Being able to get into the 4th, 5th, 6th inning and still put zeros up, that's big for me." While admitting that it was his "best performance," he didn't come away thinking everything was fine. Henn cited his curve ball as a point of contention saying, "I maybe threw one for a strike, maybe. That can be a good focus of work."

Jeremy Ward gave up only one unearned run in the eighth , which turned out to be the only run of the game. After Ward allowed a leadoff single to left to Aaron Hill, Maikel Jova hit what looked to be a dead double play ball to Robinson Cano. That was before Cano committed his ninth error of the year, which allowed Hill to get to third. Jova was out trying to get to second when Cano threw to third to try and cut down Hill at third. The next batter, Jose Umbria, followed with a sac fly to right, allowing Hill to score and giving the Fisher Cats their only run of the game. Cano committed his team leading ninth error of the season.

Cano said after the game that "I just made an error." When asked about his style of play contributing to the number of errors he has made on relatively easy plays this year, he said, "I play the way I play. I don't try to be a hot dog." Thunder skipper Merrill seemed to insinuate the opposite saying, "He might need to change his style of play."

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