The Reading Phillies had the advantage of opening the playoffs at home Wednesday night. Their best of five series with Trenton begins with two games at home and that means if the R-Phils take care of business they have a big advantage in the series. First order of business, win Game 1.
Ramon Flores put Trenton ahead in the fourth with a two-run homer. But Austin Hyatt was sharp after that, going six strong innings.
He was lifted offensively by a solo shot off the bat of Jake Fox in the fifth. That ended a no-hit bid by Thunder starter Brett Marshall.
Reading then went ahead for good in the seventh off back-to-back jacks from Tommy Joseph and Leandro Castro.
Justin Friend locked down the save in the ninth.