RUNNING OUT OF CUTE TITLES HERE
With all the weather issues, there are just two games in progress in the Eastern League tonight and both have been low-scoring well-pitched affairs.
The Bowie Baysox (Orioles) and host Trenton Thunder (Yankees) were scoreless heading into the ninth. For Trenton, starter Chase Wright continued his mastery of the opposition that he showed as the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year in 2006, with seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine without walking a batter. For Bowie, Beau Hale allowed one hit through six innings of work, striking out five.
At Reading, meanwhile, the host Phillies led the visiting Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh. Third base prospect Mike Costanzo went yard for the Phils in the second inning but that was one of the only blemished against Harrisburg starter T.J. Nall, a fine six-year free agent pickup for the Nationals. Nall, who led the Southern League in strikeouts last year for Jacksonville (Dodgers), fanned nine in his five innings of work. For Reading, Landon jacobsen gave up one run in six innings.