The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were held to four hits, two by Josh Palacios, in a 2-0 setback at the hands of the Trenton Thunder in Eastern League action on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Palacios was the only Fisher Cat to reach second base. He singled with two outs in the fourth to break up Clarke Schmidt's perfect game, stole second, but was stranded there. He doubled in the seventh, but was stranded at second again.
Schmidt (2-0), the 16th overall pick of the 2017 MLB draft by the New York Yankees, allowed three hits over seven innings to beat the Fisher Cats for the second time in a week. He fanned five and none. James Reeves hurled a scoreless eighth and Daniel Alvarez worked the ninth for his 20th save.
New Hampshire starter Hector Perez (7-6) pitched four innings and took the loss, allowing Kellin Dreglan's two-run triple in the first inning for the only runs of the game. Trenton also finished with four hits.
The Fisher Cats and Thunder continue their series Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m. The Fishers finish the series with their final home game of the season on Thursday, also at 6:35 p.m.