Archive for August 24th, 2009

Game 127: New Hampshire @ Trenton

August 24, 2009

Game 127 – New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ Trenton Thunder
August 24, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: NH Adrian Martin vs. TRE Zach McAllister

Starting Lineups:

FISHER CATS

Todd Donovan, LF
Scott Campbell, DH
Brad Emaus, 2B
David Cooper, 1B
Al Quintana, 3B
Darin Mastroianni, CF
Nick Gorneault, RF
Brian Jeroloman, C
Jonathan Diaz, SS

Adrian Martin, P

THUNDER

Austin Krum, CF
Matt Cusick, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Noah Hall, DH
Chris Malec, 1B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
P.J. Pilittere, C
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
James Cooper, LF

Zach McAllister, P

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): 1-2-3 first for Mac. 13 pitches/8 strikes.

Nick Gorneault — he of the .204 batting average — just took McAllister deep to the tune of three-run shot to deep left in the second.  James Cooper gave it the courtesy jog, but it was a no doubter.  3-0, NH, T2.

30 pitches in the second for McAllister, who doesn’t look anywhere near as good as he did his last time out…3-0, heading into B2.

Scott Campbell singles home a run on a close play at the plate…Todd Donovan appeared to barely elude the tag of P.J. Pilittere, giving the Cats a 4-0 lead, T3.

70 pitches/38 strikes through three innings for Mac.  He’s lauded for his pitch efficiency, but that isn’t the case tonight.  4-0, heading into B3.

Aaaaaaaaand that will be it for Mr. McAllister.  Wow.  Eric Wordekemper in to start the fourth.  3 BB, 1 K for Mac tonight.

Marcos Vechionacci laces a bases loaded single to left with one out…it’s now 5-2 here, B6.

Humberto Sanchez in to pitch the 7th…

Brad Emaus, with the bases loaded and one out and the infield in, hit a sort of soft grounder to shortstop Eduardo Nunez.  Nunez rushed the throw home, which Pilittere had no shot of getting, and it rolled away…allowing two runs to score.  Nunez…I don’t like his throwing mechanics.  Seems like he gets too underneath the ball.  7-2, NH, T7.

In-Game Photos:

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Zach McAllister

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Mac

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

Final Score: 8-5, Fisher Cats

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Game 127: Pre-Game Notes

August 24, 2009

6:50 PM — Doesn’t sound like you can expect Paul Bush to return this year…

5:45 PM — Richie Robnett is close to returning.  Lance Pendleton is going on short rest because…well, because.  They’re short on pitching and he appears to be the freshest, but he also likely isn’t going to go very deep in his next start, either.  So it’s a bit of a weird move.

4:10 PM — Lineups are in, kids…

FISHER CATS

Todd Donovan, LF
Scott Campbell, DH
Brad Emaus, 2B
David Cooper, 1B
Al Quintana, 3B
Darin Mastroianni, CF
Nick Gorneault, RF
Brian Jeroloman, C
Jonathan Diaz, SS

Adrian Martin, P

THUNDER

Austin Krum, CF
Matt Cusick, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Noah Hall, DH
Chris Malec, 1B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
P.J. Pilittere, C
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
James Cooper, LF

Zach McAllister, P

3:55 PM — In case you missed it from yesterday, Grant Duff is likely to pitch in the AFL and Tommy Phelps is definitely coaching.  No other Thunder coaches will be there.

Ian Kennedy, Colin Curtis, Austin Romine and Brandon Laird — most of those names via Chad Jennings, by the way — have been confirmed to play in the AFL.  Add Duff to Mike Dunn and Zach Kroenke as those possibly going.

3:45 PM — Expect about 95 pitches from Zach McAllister tonight…

3:00 PM — Well, those notes from yesterday never materialized…there was an issue posting anything to the blog last night for some reason.  Sorry about that.

But really, the only note of consequence is that Lance Pendleton is set to pitch on short rest.  He’s currently slated to pitch on the 27th, which would only give him three days rest…which, is rather wacky.  I don’t know if I remember the last time that a pitcher who was considered a prospect in the organization came back on short rest.

As for today, I got to the ballpark and Jeremy Bleich was working with Tommy Phelps in the bullpen.  Richie Robnett was working with trainer Tim Lentych in running around the bases at what appeared to be full speed.  He told me expected to be around for the Altoona series, and that still seems to be the case.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com


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