Game 80: New Britain @ Trenton (Molina Update)

Nothing official yet on Jose Molina, but I heard from one of the players that Molina is expected to come to Trenton tomorrow and catch 7 innings…we’ll see what Tony Franklin has to say after the game about that.

Game 80 – New Britain Rock Cats @ Trenton Thunder
July 4, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: NB Carlos Gutierrez vs. TRE Ryan Pope

Starting Lineups:

ROCK CATS

Rene Tosoni, CF
Juan Portes, RF
Brian Dinkleman, 2B
Erik Lis, DH
Whit Robbins, 1B
Matt Moses, LF
Yancarlos Ortiz, SS
Toby Gardenhire, 3B
Allan De San Miguel, C

THUNDER

Austin Krum, CF
Reegie Corona, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Jorge Vazquez, 1B
Jesus Montero, C
Chris Malec, 3B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Richard Robnett, LF
Justin Snyder, DH

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): Eduardo Nunez with an RBI GIDP to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead, B1.

Ryan Pope’s running into trouble in the 3rd…Juan Portes with an RBI single down the left line to tie it at one. Tommy Phelps making a visit.

Pope gives up a sac fly to Brian Dinkleman, but escapes down just 2-1 through three…

Stupid play by Vazquez in the 5th…on a somewhat softly hit ball hit to him with only one out and the bases loaded, he attempted to throw the ball to second for one out. Why you wouldn’t throw home if you were only get one out is beyond me…but of course, he threw it way wide of Eduardo Nunez and it went into left field. 4-1, Rock Cats.

The Jorge Vazquez Experience attones for his horrific defense, hitting a two-run double down the left line…4-3, Rock Cats, B6.

Kevin Whelan in to start the 7th after six decent frames from Pope. Pope’s line: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.

Richie Robnett ties the game (uggh) 4-4 in the bottom of the 7th with a double to left center.

Jose Valdez in to pitch the 9th…

Valdez struck out the first two guys, but then had the audacity to issue a walk…Wilkins Arias is in the game, now. B9, 4-4.

Extra innings. Sweet.

Amauri Sanit into the game in the 10th with runners on the corners and nobody out.

Yancarlos Ortiz with a sac fly to right, giving the Rock Cats a 5-4 lead, B10. Oddly, Edwar Gonzalez made no attempt to get the runner out at the plate, instead trying for the out at third.

Toby Gardenhire with a squeeze bunt, 6-4, Cats…B10

EDUARDO NUNEZ TIES IT UP WITH A RAINBOW SHOT TO LEFT FIELD ON A 1-2 PITCH WITH TWO OUTS. 6-6, B10.

Eric Wordekemper in to pitch the 11th…Kyle Anson has replaced Jesus Montero behind the plate. No idea why.

Heading into the 13th here. Pumped about it.

Josh Schmidt pitching the 13th…

14th inning! Sweet!

Justin Snyder wins it with a walkoff double, scoring Richie Robnett…Thunder pull off an improbable win in 14 innings, 7-6.

In-Game Photos:

anson

Kyle Anson

arias

Wilkins Arias

artsyfartsyoutfield

July 4th artsy-fartsyness

coachesbox

The coaches boxes were painted in a patriotic theme and such…

cooper

James Cooper

corona

Reegie Corona

dunn

Mike Dunn

gonzalez

Edwar Gonzalez

gonzalez2

Gonzalez

gonzalez3

Gonzalez

gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez

hall

Noah Hall

krum

Austin Krum

malec

Chris Malec

montero

Jesus Montero

nunez

Eduardo Nunez

nunez2

Nunez

pope2

Ryan Pope

pope3

Pope

pope4

Pope

popemontero

Pope and Montero. Great picture? Or the greatest picture?

robnett

Richie Robnett

robnett2

Robnett

sanit

Amauri Sanit

schmidt

Josh Schmidt

snyder

Justin Snyder

texeira

Kanekoa Texeira

valdezarias

Jose Valdez and Arias

vazquez

Jorge Vazquez

vazquez2

Vazquez

vechionacci

Marcos Vechionacci

vechionacci2

Nacci

weiner

Man in a hot dog costume.

wordekemper

Eric Wordekemper

In-Game YouTube Videos: Check out my YouTube account for videos updated throughout the game…

Final Score: 7-6, Thunder.

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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7 Responses to “Game 80: New Britain @ Trenton (Molina Update)”

  1. YankeePankee Says:

    Mike:
    Kindly provide a scouting report on Jason Stephens?
    All his pitches.
    And what’s his mph?
    I’m puzzled by the way the Yanks handle him.
    Is he a top prospect?
    Thanks.

  2. Josh Says:

    Wow, Yankee Pankee
    That comment was near haiku
    Good thing this one is

  3. thunderfangabe Says:

    really great pics, mike :)

  4. thunderbaseball Says:

    Muchos gracias…as for Stephens…remind me about that when he’s pitching and I’ll pay more attention to him. Haven’t seen a gun reading on him since last year.

  5. Michaela Says:

    By the way, that picture of Pope and Montero is the GREATEST. And, you can make a pretty funny/corny joke about the names.

  6. jessie Says:

    Mike, your pictures are awesome. It’s like I’ve been there before….

  7. Naomi Says:

    marcoosss you are so cute!!!

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