PP Game Notes: Thunder 7, Rock Cats 0

The Trenton Thunder ended their five game losing streak with an impressive 7-0 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on a humid night at Waterfront Park.

Mitch Jones got the game started off right in the first. After Robinson Cano coaxed a two out walk, Mitch Jones hit a 456 foot home run over the left field wall and onto the center of Route 29. Thunder Assistant General Manager Brad Taylor walked off the distance, believing it was one of the longest home runs in Waterfront Park history. It gave the Thunder a 2-0 lead that they would expand it to 4-0 in the second. Bronson Sardinha hit his first Eastern League home run in the second. The home run came on a 3-1 pitch after Dioner Navarro led off the inning with a double to left.

Javier Ortiz had what was his most impressive outing of the year. Ortiz threw the Thunder's first complete game shutout since May 2nd of last year. Ortiz threw 120 pitches and gave up only 6 hits in his complete game victory. The win improved Ortiz to 6-4 on the season. Ortiz didn't allow a New Britain hitter to reach scoring position until Bryan Kennedy reached third in the eighth.

Colby Miller lost his first Double A start for the Rock Cats, giving up six runs on four and a third innings of work. Miller was charged with six of the seven Thunder runs after Pat Neshek came on and gave up back to back singles to Cano and Jones after striking out Andy Cannizaro. That allowed Weber and Reese to score after Miller put them on with a led off triple to Jake Weber and an intentional walk to Kevin Reese before he was lifted in favor of Neshek.

The Thunder would get one more in the seventh off Travis Bowyer. Kevin Thompson led off the inning with a double down the left field line and was advanced to third when Reese reached on an error by Garrett Jones. Cannizaro followed with a sac fly to right to account for the Thunder's seventh run.

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