After getting swept in yesterday’s doubleheader, the Thunder need to win the next two nights to salvage a series split in these four games at Jerry Uht Park with the Erie SeaWolves. The losses last night dropped Trenton out of a tie for with Reading for the Wild Card spot in the Eastern Division and into a tie for third with New Britain.
LHP Steve Garrison will start for the fourteenth time this season for Thunder, getting the ball for game three of this four-game set in Erie. Garrison hasn’t won since July 15 and has gone 0-2 with a 7.62 ERA in his last three starts. His last start, on Thursday in Trenton against Binghamton, Garrison allowed five runs on 11 hits in five frames to receive a no decision in an 8-5 Thunder win.
RHP L.J. Gagnier will make his fifteenth start of the season tonight for the SeaWolves. Gagnier won his last time out, hurling 5.2 innings of one-run ball in a win on Friday in Portland. The righty has made one start this season against the Thunder, hurling seven innings in a no decision on May 19 in Erie.
The Bank of Princeton’s Hank’s Take it to the Bank: The Thunder will hit a homerun tonight. Season Stats: .461 batting average (53-115, hit streak: -1)