The alarm clock must have rang a little too early for the Fisher Cats today as they slumbered through a 13-3 loss to Trenton. The 11:00am start time obviously did not affect the Thunder as they struck early and put a stop to the four game New Hampshire win streak. Trenton got hits from all but one of their starting nine and six players contributed RBIs to the cause. Eric Thames offered up a bright spot for the Cats, launching his first career Eastern League homer in the ninth inning. Randy Boone (1-1) picked up his first loss of the season, while Thunder starter David Phelps moved to 2-0 on the year with the win. New Hampshire and Trenton are now tied atop the Eastern League's Eastern Division, with a record of 8-5. The Fisher Cats ship off to Binghamton to start a four game series against the Mets starting tomorrow night.
For the second straight game the Binghamton Mets rung up double digits on the Sea Dogs, this time winning by a score of 10-4. The Sea Dogs allowed 25 runs over the past two games against the Mets. Back-to-back doubles by Binghamton in the first inning started off the scoring and it was pretty much all down hill from there. Zach Lutz took over the Eastern League lead with his fifth home run on the season, jacking a solo shot for the Mets in the third inning. Mike Antonini (2-1) picked up the win for the Mets, throwing 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. Portland starter Kyle Weiland (0-2) suffered the loss, giving up eighth runs over four innings. The Sea Dogs hit the road for a seven game road trip, starting tomorrow night in Trenton.