Tyler Mapes Goes the Distance in 1-0 Win over Trenton
On Wednesday night in Trenton, Tyler Mapes outdueled Trenton LH Jordan Montgomery as the Senators defeated the Thunder 1-0. Mapes went the distance for the first time in his professional career and it was the first nine-inning complete game this season for the Senators.
Mapes didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning and no Trenton base runner reached second base. Trenton managed just three singles, a walk and a hit batter. Mapes struck out just four and he induced twelve ground ball outs. He threw 98 pitches, 69 for strikes in the gem.
The Senators scored the lone run in the game in the first inning when Neftali Soto doubled in Wilmer Difo with one out. The Senators threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with one out, but Difo hit into a double play ending the threat.
Montgomery, the Thunder starter, struck out a career-high 11 batters as he, too, tossed a gem of his own.
The Senators didn’t have anyone up in the bullpen until the ninth inning when Koda Glover began loosening up. With two outs in the ninth, Miguel Andujar singled for Trenton which brought Matt LeCroy out of the dugout to talk to Mapes. LeCroy allowed Mapes to face Sebastian Valle and Mapes responded by striking out Valle to end the game.
The Senators are now 35-29 on the season while Trenton falls to 38-27.
The final game of the three-game series is Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. as the Senators send RH Lucas Giolito to the hill.