Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Dylan Cozens and starting pitcher Ricardo Pinto, dropped the division series three games to one in a best-of-five series with a 3-2 loss at Reading’s FirstEnergy Stadium in front of 4,912 fans.
Right-hander Tyler Viza allowed three runs (one earned) over six innings to take the loss.
Trenton third baseman Dante Bichette Jr. launched a solo home run while Miguel Andujar notched two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs to help pace the visitors’ offense.
Reading, which lead the EL in many offensive categories including batting average, OPS, runs scored and home runs, went 4-for-29 with runners in scoring position in their three losses in the series.
In the regular season, the Fightins posted a league-best 89-52 record, but after a remarkable 60-23 (.723 win %) start to the season, the club was a mediocre 29-29 after July 3rd to close out the year.
This piece was originally published on Phillies Nation.