(Trenton, NJ) – Shortly after dropping the continuation of Saturday night’s suspended game against the IronPigs 12-2, the Bisons showed the resilience that has carried them for the last month. With a bullpen game on tap and plenty of arms available, the offense needed just a pair of two-run homers
(Trenton, NJ) – Shortly after dropping the continuation of Saturday night’s suspended game against the IronPigs 12-2, the Bisons showed the resilience that has carried them for the last month. With a bullpen game on tap and plenty of arms available, the offense needed just a pair of two-run homers from Kevin Smith and Tyler White to win the 7-inning series finale at Trenton Thunder Ballpark 4-0. With their fourth shutout win of the series, the Bisons improved to 9-3 against the Phillies Triple-A affiliate.
In his first start of the season, Jeremy Beasley set season highs with five strikeouts over two innings as both offenses attacked early in the count ahead of Monday’s off day. In the bottom of the first against lefthander Tyler Alexander, Logan Warmoth got things started with a leadoff double on an 0-2 pitch before Smith cranked the first offering for his 15th homer. In the third, the Herd shortstop led off with his 14th double into left and White clobbered his second home run of the day for a 4-0 lead.
Patrick Murphy (1-1) followed Beasley with two scoreless innings after manager Casey Candaele needed six relievers to finish off a 3 hour and 53 minute marathon in the opener. Kirby Snead struck out two in a perfect fifth, Trent Thornton stranded runners at the corners after back-to-back IronPigs singles in the sixth, and Bryan Baker preserved the shutout with a flawless seventh.
The Bisons continue the homestand at Trenton Thunder Ballpark on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00 PM against the Syracuse Mets. The first 1,000 fans will receive an oversized baseball card featuring Bat Dog Dash, courtesy of White Eagle Printing. To purchase tickets, call (609)-394-3300, Opt 4 or visit trentonthunder.com.
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