The Reading Fightin Phils only managed one run off Thunder starter Matt Tracy as they lost to the Trenton Thunder 3-1. Severino Gonzalez (4-5) took the loss despite going seven strong innings. Reading is now 28-21 on the season.
Trenton struck first after the :59 minute rain delay as Rob Segedin grounded into a double-play off Severino Gonzalez that scored Mason Williams from third base to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Tyler Austin hit a two-run home run off Severino Gonzalez to give the Thunder a 3-0 lead.
Severino Gonzalez logged seven innings and allowed three runs off seven hits with five strikeouts. The Fightins scored their first run of the game off Matt Tracy in the bottom of the seventh inning as Aaron Altherr hit a RBI groundout to score Brock Stassi.
Jay Johnson made his first appearance since May 10th against the Thunder. He pitched 2/3 innings of the top of the eighth and gave up one hit. Colton Murray tossed 1 1/3 innings in relief with one walk and one strikeout.
The Fightin Phils and Trenton Thunder will play at 6:35 pm on Wednesday night from FirstEnergy Stadium.
Courtesy Reading Fightin' Phils.