Starting pitching is becoming less of a problem for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, but even the best pitchers need a few key runs now and then.
Connor Greene’s seven stellar innings were not enough for the ‘Cats as the fell to the Trenton Thunder on Monday night, 2-1.
Greene allowed both Trenton runs in the second, with Devyn Bolasky driving in Zack Zehner on a double and Jorge Saez later bringing Bolasky home on a single.
He scattered six hits, striking out four and walking one while dropping to 0-2 on the year.
Trenton’s Chance Adams climbed to 3-0 after a no-decision at home to the Fisher Cats last week. All three hits he allowed to New Hampshire hitters were doubles, striking out three and walking four in 5 2/3 innings worth of work.
Tim Lopes put New Hampshire on the board with an RBI single in the seventh, but that would be final hit of the evening for the Fisher Cats, with Trenton relievers J.R. Graham and Cale Coshow allowing only one additional baserunner for the rest of the contest.
Lopes extended his hitting streak to ten games, going 2-for-5 on the night. He’s also hit safely in 13 of his last 15 appearances.
Anthony Alford went 0-for-4 at the plate for New Hampshire, ending what had been a seven-game hitting streak.
New Hampshire (7-10) have now lost five games by one run, and gone winless in one-run decisions.
The series continues on Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m., with New Hampshire’s Francisco Rios (2-1, 3.31 ERA) facing Trenton righty Yefry Ramirez (2-0, 4.70 ERA) at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.