Adam Haseley tripled and homered, and the Fightins notched a season-high four triples on Wednesday night in a 7-6 loss in the series finale at Arm and Hammer Park in Trenton.
Haseley finished 2-for-5 with a triple, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in his second game of a rehab assignment. Haseley was placed on the Phillies injured list on June 8 with a left groin strain.
The former first-round pick of the Phillies opened the season with Reading and hit 7-19-.268/.356/.471 in 41 games with the Fightins before being promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. With the IronPigs, Haseley played in just six games prior to being brought to the majors for his MLB debut. With Lehigh Valley, Haseley, 23, had four RBI and hit .320 with a .370 OBP. Prior to suffering the groin strain, Haseley played just two games with the Phillies, going 1-f0r-7 (.143), but collecting his first major league RBI on a double.
Haseley and Mickey Moniak connected for back-to-back triples with one out in the first inning, giving the Fightins an early 1-0 lead against Trenton starter Nick Nelson. The three-bagger for Moniak was his Eastern League-leading ninth of the season.
Reading tacked on a run in the second after Luke Williams drew a leadoff walk and quickly stole second. Jose Gomez followed with a single, and Austin Bossart’s double-play ball permitted Williams to cross the plate and make it 2-0. Raul Rivas added the Fightins third triple of the game with two outs, but was stranded at third.
Trenton cut the deficit in half with an unearned run in the second. Kellin Deglan opened the frame with an infield single off Adonis Medina, and moved to second on a wild pitch. After advancing to third on a fly out, Deglan scored on a passed ball.
The Thunder brought it even in the third, plating a run without a hit. Matt Lipka walked, and moved up on a grounder and a wild pitch. With the infield in, Kyle Holder hit a soft grounder to second and Lipka beat the throw home to tie the game at two.
Gomez gave the R-Phils the lead back in the top of the fourth. Ahead in the count 2-0, Gomez lofted a high fly ball to left that carried over the wall for his first home run since April 15, 2018 with Clearwater.
Reading did not stop there, as Bossart followed with a walk, and with two out in the inning Josh Stephen rocketed a triple off the right-center field wall to score Bossart. Haseley followed by crushing a two-run homer to dead center to expand the advantage to 6-2.
The Thunder closed the gap again in the fifth, plating three runs – one earned – off Medina. The Phillies top pitching prospect worked five innings and surrendered five runs – two earned – on six hits. He walked one, and struck out three in a no-decision.
Aaron Brown came one strike away from sending it to extras. With Park at second as the winning run, Brown (2-4) got ahead of Chris Gittens 0-2 before Gittens lined a single to right to plate Park with the walkoff winner.