NEWS: Several fans have e-mailed to say that after Jose Tabata’s seventh inning strikeout YESTERDAY, he got frustrated and slammed his bat down and simply left. We can’t see inside the dugout from the press box. One commenter reports he is serving a one-game suspension, but I have not been able to confirm this. Hopefully will have more on this later.
Game 25 – New Britain Rock Cats @ Trenton Thunder
April 27, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: TRE Jason Jones (3-0, 1.80) vs. NB Jay Rainville (1-2, 9.53)
1 – Hughes
2 – Tolleson
3 – Peterson
4 – Moses
5 – Winfree
6 – Lis
7 – Plouffe
8 – Molina
9 – Butera
1 – Ramiro Pena, SS
2 – Austin Jackson, CF
3 – Kevin Russo, LF
4 – Matt Carson, RF
5 – Cody Ehlers, 1B
6 – P.J. Pilittere, C
7 – Chris Malec, DH
8 – Carlos Mendoza, 3B
9 – Reegie Corona, 2B
Pre-Game Notes: The team travels to Connecticut for a three-game series that starts Tuesday — they’re off tomorrow — and then return home to play Portland starting Friday.
The pitching matchups for the series against the Defenders are as follows:
4/29 – CON Joey Martinez (0-3, 2.95) vs. TRE Chase Wright (3-1, 3.34)
4/30 — CON Brooks McNiven (1-1, 2.08 ) vs. TRE George Kontos (0-2, 3.55)
5/1 — CON Adam Cowart (1-1, 2.13) vs. TRE Dan McCutchen (3-1, 1.42)
Which would mean Phil Coke pitches against Portland on 5/2, followed by Jason Jones on 5/3 and then Wright again on 5/4.
Portland will tentatively send Michael Bowden to the mound on 5/2, then Kris Johnson 5/3 and Dustin Richardson on 5/4. All big prospects for them. Can’t wait.
Colin Curtis carries an 11-game hitting streak into the game, while Matt Carson’s streak is now at 13.
Radio Links: Click here for the links to each team’s broadcast.
Live Box Score: The MILB.com direct link is here.
Around the Eastern League: For scores from around the EL, go here.
Final Score: 7-5, Thunder
Post-Game Notes: Kevin Russo and Matt Carson were both one hit away from the cycle. Russo scored four runs, and Carson drove in five. J.B. Cox made his first Thunder appearance since September, 2006 and gave up two hits while striking out one in two innings.
Thunder Thoughts: The Justin Masterson YouTube video I posted just last week has already accumulated over 3,000 views. Odd.
There will be something on the site tonight. Either an “Around the EL” interview with Anthony Swarzak or the previously scheduled “Alumni Sunday” with Dave Eiland. Not sure yet…
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com