Game 137 – Connecticut Defenders @ Trenton Thunder
August 29, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: TRE Oneli Perez (2-2, 3.67) vs. CON Garrett Broshuis (13-9, 3.83)
1 – Haines
2 – Rosario
3 – Klink
4 – Alfonzo
5 – Witter
6 – Sosa
7 – Martinez-Esteve
8 – Mooney
9 – Maroul
1 – Russo
2 – Pena
3 – Curtis
4 – Cervelli
5 – Gonzalez
6 – Pilittere
7 – Malec
8 – Mendoza
9 – Cooper
Pre-Game Notes: Austin Jackson took BP today and looked good, but still no word on when he’ll be activated.
UPDATED — Talked to Jackson in the clubhouse, and he said he feels good and should be activated tomorrow.
Didn’t see Zach Kroenke in the clubhouse today. Doesn’t mean he isn’t there or avoiding the media or any other ridiculous conspiracy theories that I’ve seen about scenarios like that.
Christian Garcia was there. I’ll uhhh…talk to him later, hopefully.
Sounds like Jeff Marquez might be playing in the AFL this year as well. Nothing official on that, but there was definitely some chatter going on about that. He was very quietly suspended three days for throwing at Nolan Reimold yesterday.
Spoke to Tony Franklin about not winning Manager of the Year. As you’d expect, he didn’t seem to care that he didn’t win. He talked about how the focus is on the guys on the field, etc.
Pete Abraham reports that Yankees minor leaguers Justo Arias and Rafael Martinez were suspended 50 games each for testing positive for Stanozolol.
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.
In-Game Updates (LIVE from the ballpark): It’s miiiiiiiiserable here. It’s raining, there’s very few people here and I just spent $12 for food. Suffice it to say, there will be some sarcasm on the blog tonight…
Oneli Perez with five strikeouts for his first seven outs so far. Tied at one in the third.
Perez struck out nine through four innings, but is out for Mike Gardner.
Kevin Whelan is looking pretty similar to the way he did when he threw four wild pitches in an inning. He’s already bounced one…no idea what’s going on with him.
Final Score: 4-3, Thunder.
Post-Game Notes: Interesting story by Rick Reilly on former Thunder players Mitch Jones and Shawn Garrett here…
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com