Walks Plague 'Cats In First Loss Of 2018

Bichette extends hitting streak to five games with fifth multi-hit showing

New Hampshire Fishercats at Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton NJ, April 10, 2018. (David M Schofield)

By Tyler Zickel / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 10, 2018 10:41 PM

TRENTON, NJ - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) dropped their first game of the season Tuesday, losing 10-4 to the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) at ARM & HAMMER Park. Bo Bichette turned in his fifth-consecutive multi-hit night with a two for five performance in which he scored a run and notched an RBI.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had one hit in five at-bats, a night removed after a career-high six RBI.

New Hampshire trailed 2-0 after two and 4-0 after three, the first time the 'Cats have fell behind an opponent all season.

Losing 5-1 heading into the sixth, the Fisher Cats made it interesting with single runs in the sixth and seventh. Lourdes Gurriel doubled with one out, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Max Pentecost lifted a fly ball to centerfield for a sacrifice fly. A two out RBI double from Jonathan Davis in the seventh made it 5-3 at the stretch.

The Thunder put the game away in the home half of the seventh. Trenton sent ten men to the plate and scored five runs on three hits and four walks, part of a season-high 11 walks issued by the Fisher Cats pitching staff.

Zack Jackson was the only 'Cats hurler who didn't allow a run. The Tulsa, OK native went 2.2 frames, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out a pair.

The series concludes tomorrow night at ARM & HAMMER Park. RHP Jordan Romano (0-0, 3.60 ERA) is set to go for New Hampshire while RHP Domingo Acevedo (0-0, 3.38 ERA) is on the hill for the Thunder. Coverage begins with the Fisher Cats Pregame Show at 6:45 p.m. ET and continues with first pitch at 7p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.

The Fisher Cats come home to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for the first time this season on Friday, April 13 to start a three-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats. Tim Tebow 's Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets) come to down from April 16-19. 


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