The Trenton Thunder continued their disappointing play after the All-Star Break with their second consecutive loss to the Portland Sea Dogs, this time by a score of 7-2. Eric Glaser, making a spot start for Portland, gave up one run and only one hit through his five innings of work. Glaser had not pitched more than three innings all year according to manager Ron Johnson. Ramon Ramirez fell to 1-3 with the loss as he gave up three runs and seven hits in his six innings of work.
The Thunder were 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position tonight and were
1-for-20 since the All-Star Break. The Thunder gave Ramirez no room to work with
whatsoever, managing a pathetic four hits. Mitch Jones
scored the Thunder first
run of the game in the fifth after he led off the inning with a triple to right
center. He scored on a ground out by Jason Grove
. The other Thunder run scored
in the seventh after Jones led off with a double to left. After moving to third
on Grove's ground out, Jones scored when Jake Weber
grounded out to second.
Ramirez was in effective for the entire game, but managed to limit the runs he
allowed to three in the third. John Hattig led off with a single to center and
Mike O'Keefe followed with a double to right to put Portland runners on second
and third with no outs. After Hattig scored on Joe Kilburg's groundout, Kenny Perez singled home O'Keefe to score the second Portland run. Perez then stole
second before Sheldon Fulse singled to right to score Perez to give the Sea Dogs
a 3-0 lead.
Charlie Manning came on out of the Thunder bullpen to give up three more in the
seventh. After retiring Fulse to led off the inning, three straight hits made it
a 5-1 game. After Hattig grounded out, O'Keefe singled to left to score Mike Lockwood and Brett Roneberg to give Portland a 6-1 lead at the time. Portland
added one more in the ninth off Carlos Reyes to make it a 7-2 win.