South Jersey Baseball:
Friday, May 12, 2006
By Dan Loney
(Trenton, NJ)- Carl Pavano, on a rehab sssignment from the N.Y. Yankees, allowed one run over six innings to help the Trenton Thunder to a 4-1 win over Bowie at Waterfront Park on Friday.
Pavano, who was the Eastern League "Pitcher of the Year" in 1996 with a 16-5 record, retired the first nine batters faced before giving up a bunt hit to Bowie LF Jeff Fiorentino in the 4th Inning. Fiorentino later scored on a fielder's choice by 1B Leo Daigle. Pavano (1-0) allowed three hits with no walks and six strikeouts in his second rehab start.
Trenton (12-21) took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd Inning. Three straight singles off Bowie starter Richard Stahl, the final one by 2B Gabe Lopez, put the Thunder ahead, 1-0. DH Randy Ruiz added a sacrifice fly later in the inning for the second run. Stahl (1-4) took the loss allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.
The Thunder added an RBI single by RF Bronson Sardinha in the 7th Inning and a run-scoring double from LF rudy Guillen in the 8th Inning to cap the scoring. And again their bullpen did the job. Charlie Manning, T.J. Beam and Justin Pope shutout Bowie over the final three innings to preserve the win. Pope tossed a scoreless 9th Inning for his 2nd save.
The series continues at 1:35 PM on Saturday. Danny Borrell (1-2, 3.77) starts for the Thunder against the Baysox Craig Anderson (3-0, 2.58).
- The Thunder bullpen ran their current scoreless streak to 15.0 innings with thrre shutout frames tonight. The 'pen has allowed just 14 ER in their last 87.0 IP (1.44 ERA).