Trenton Thunder: After snapping his personal losing streak at five games to pick up his first victory of the season last Wedneday, Carlos Reyes could not make it two in a row as he and the Trenton Thunder fell to the New Britain Rock Cats 8-7 Tuesday. Reyes was spanked to the tune of six earned runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings Tuesday and is 1-3 with a 9.47 ERA in his last four starts. LF Mitch Jones extended one streak but had another one snapped. Jones went 2-4 with a double and a run scored Tuesday to extend his hit streak to ten games but had his streak of nine straight games with at least one RBI halted. Jones' double to left field in the sixth inning gives him seven straight games with at least one extra-base hit and his two hits Tuesday gives him four straight multi-hit games. 2B Craig Wilson (0-3, Run) had his five-game hit streak snapped in the loss. Wilson entered the series hitting .579 in his previous five games with nine RBI. 3B Bronson Sardinha snapped his streak of 12 straight games without an RBI Tuesday, driving in two runs on a pair of hits. It was Sardinha's first multi-hit game since going 2-3 in a 7-3 loss to New Britain back on August 12th.
|Steve White: Has 0.78 ERA in last four starts.|
Battle Creek Yankees: Battle Creek was whalloped 10-3 by Burlington Tuesday for their second consecutive loss after having their five-game win streak snapped Monday. RHP Brandon Harmsen lasted just three innings as his nightmarish August continues. Harmsen allowed six earned runs on six hits in his three innings of work and is now 0-2 with a 9.55 ERA in the month of August after a terrific start to his season. Despite how good his overall stats look (10-2, 3.67 ERA), Harmsen is giving up hits at an alarming rate this season. Opposing batters are hitting .306 off of Harmsen this season which makes his win-loss record somewhat of an enigma. He's allowed 41 hits in his last 21 1/3 innings, striking out just eight batters. At the plate, SS Hector Made (0-3) had his five-game hit streak snapped and Erold Andrus (0-4) saw his six-game hit streak broken. The three Battle Creek runs came via the long ball as C Tommy Rojas hit a two-run home run and RF Matt Carson hit a solo home run. Carson's 12th HR of the season extended his hitting streak to seven games and it was his third home run in his last five games played.
Staten Island Yankees: LF Estee Harris picked a great time to hit a home run for the second straight game. With the game tied 5-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Harris hit a solo home run to give the Staten Island Yankees a much needed 6-5 victory over visiting Williamsport Tuesday. After snapping his 0-19 slump Monday, Harris has hit two home runs and driven in four runners in his last two games. 2B Justin Christian (1-4, Double, RBI) extended his hit streak to five games in the victory and SS Grant Plumley (1-4) extended his streak to six games. Pitcher Drew Edwards made his second consecutive start after being used primarily as a reliever and has done a respectable job in his new role. Edwards scattered four hits in six innings, allowing just three earned runs and keeping Staten Island in the game. He has pitched six solid innings in both starts.