Covering the bases

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game series at Trenton tonight at 7.

SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (0-1, 5.09) vs. Thunder RHP Adonis Rosa (Double-A debut; 12-3, 3.84 at high-A Tampa).

STEALING SECOND: The Thunder are 63-49 and in second place in the Eastern Division. They’re two games behind New Hampshire and 101⁄2 games ahead of Binghamton, so they’re pretty much assured of a playoff berth.

ROUNDING THIRD: The Curve have a three-game lead over Harrisburg for the final playoff spot in the Western Division.

HEADING HOME: The Curve will be back home Friday for a three-day, four-game series against Erie. Saturday will be a doubleheader.

— Cory Giger