The Harrisburg Senators seem to bring rain with them when they come to play in Trenton. They got rained out of a Sunday afternoon game early during the season, and that is why I was at Saturday night’s game. And what was originally scheduled as a single nine-inning game starting at 7:05 p.m. turned into a 5:05 p.m. doubleheader when Thursday night’s game was suspended.
And Saturday, the two teams had to dodge the raindrops again.
Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is with the Senators on a rehab assignment, and he made the start in game one on Saturday. Melky Mesa hit Wang’s first pitch of the game over the “407 feet” sign in center field, but Wang kept the ball on the ground after that for the most part. Rob Segedin added another homer in the fifth, but Wang really struggled in the sixth when Zoilo Almonte, Luke Murton and J.R. Murphy all hit doubles.
Wang’s final line: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR. He took the complete game loss.
Harrisburg first baseman Tim Pahuta provided a two-run homer off Trenton starter Vidal Nuno, and Senators’ third baseman Jose Lozada hit a sixth-inning sacrifice fly to account for the rest of the scoring in Trenton’s 4-3 first game victory.
I didn’t stick around for much of game two. The Thunder won that one 5-1, and rain prevented them from playing the full seven innings.
Here are some photos from Saturday: