PP Game Notes: Thunder 6, BMets 5

The Trenton Thunder battled through another shaky outing by their bullpen to pull out a 6-5 win over the division leading Binghamton Mets in front of a season high 7,677 fans at Waterfront Park.

Ramon Ramirez got a no decision after pitching seven and a third stellar innings and leaving the game with a 5-1 lead. Manager Stump Merrill said, "There is no question that he pitched well for us, well enough to win." The Thunder bullpen did all they could do to try and squander this one for the Thunder.

Jeremy Ward, who has been ineffective lately, came in and allowed two more runs to score to make it 5-3 game. Scott Wiggins, who has failed to retire a batter the entire home stand, gave up back to back to back singles to make it a 5-4 game before David Shepard made his third appearance in as many days and got out of the jam with the Thunder lead intact.

Shepard would wind up with the blown save after giving up a double to Angel Pagan that scored Dave Bacani and tied the game at five. Rik Currier, the eventual winner, pitched the final two innings to improve his record to 3-3 on the year/ The Thunder would take the lead in the bottom of the 11th when Robinson Cano singled home Omar Fuentes after an infield single by Kevin Reese and a throwing error by Met second baseman Bacani that allowed Fuentes to advance to third.

Lance Caraccioli took the loss for Binghamton to drop to 2-4 on the year, pitching two and a third innings of relief and giving up the winning run.

Before the game, Teuris Olivares was sent to the roster of Battle Creek but Merrill said after the game that Olivares would remain with the team. Craig Wilson was activated from the DL and pinch hit for the Thunder in the 10th. Bronson Sardinha is hitting .417 for the Thunder since being moved to the active roster on Monday.

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