McLeary shows the kids how it’s done
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jeremy Bleich was 10-years-old when Marty McLeary began his minor-league career with Lowell in the NY-Penn. League in 1997.
Tonight at Merchantsauto.com Stadium, the 35-year-old former Thunder reliever showed he still has the stuff to get it done as McLeary delivered six scoreless innings and New Hampshire handed Trenton it’s third straight loss, 2-1.
Bleich somehow avoided a disastrous outing after his six walks only translated into two sixth inning runs for the Fisher Cats.
McLeary (1-1), a 10th-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1997, appeared in 89 games for the Thunder from 2000-2002. He has 12 games of major league service time with the Padres and Pirates, but has not pitched in a big league game since 2007.
Thunder second baseman David Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, but Trenton (7-5) once again could not overcome a late inning deficit. After Bleich (1-1), the Thunder bullpen did not allow a baserunner over the final 2 2/3 innings.
New Hampshire 2, Thunder 1 (F)