Game 65: Harrisburg Senators (34-28) @ Trenton Thunder (39-25)

Brad Halsey first pitched for the Thunder in 2003 and made his 2011 debut for the Thunder on Sunday, making it the second-longest amount of time between Thunder appearances. Carl Pavano, 1996 and 2006, went ten years between Thunder appearances.

After falling on Sunday to Binghamton, the Thunder bounced-back, battling the rain and the Senators, to grab the win Tuesday night in game one of the three-game series. Trenton has now won three of four games on this six-game homestand and has an opportunity to win its ninth home series in eleven tries with a win on Wednesday. Harrisburg is in town for the last of two trips in 2011. The Thunder will only play the Senators once more in 2011, an August series in the capital city in Pennsylvania.

RHP Dellin Betances will take the Waterfront Park mound Wednesday night for his eleventh start of 2011. The current Eastern League ERA leader (1.75), Betances hurled six impressive innings on Thursday night in Reading. In the outing, the Brooklyn native did not allow a run, surrendered just three hits and punched out eight.

RHP Shairon Martis will make his eighth start of 2011 tonight and his third career start against the Thunder. The righty from Curacao went 1-1 against Trenton in 2008, winning in Harrisburg and losing at Waterfront Park. Martis, a career 6-6 with a 5.33 ERA in 20 Major League games (19 starts), is 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA with the Senators in 2011.

The Bank of Princeton’s Hank’s Take it to the Bank: There will be less than eight runs scored tonight between the two teams. Season Stats: 23 wins, 36 losses (streak: W2)

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