Game 131 – New Britain Rock Cats @ Trenton Thunder
August 29, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: NB Cole DeVries vs. TRE Jeremy Bleich
Brandon Roberts, CF
Alejandro Machado, 2B
Rene Tosoni, RF
Luke Hughes, 3B
Wilson Ramos, C
Juan Portes, DH
Erik Lis, 1B
Brian Dinkelman, LF
Yancarlos Ortiz, SS
Austin Krum, CF
Matt Cusick, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Chris Malec, 1B
Richie Robnett, DH
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
P.J. Pilittere, C
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
James Cooper, LF
Justin Snyder, 3B
Nacci was a late scratch…
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In-Game Updates (LIVE from the ballpark): Jeremy Bleich needed to step up tonight. He did not. Trenton’s down 2-0 already in the first. Wilson Ramos just hit a long, two-out double to the deepest part of the ballpark.
Matt Cusick snatching the a single from the jaws of a double by tripping while rounding the corner at first on a hard hit ball down the right field line. Pretty much sums up the season. Still 2-0, B1.
31 minute first inning. 31 minutes. 1,860 seconds. Doubleheader. Come on.
Edwar Gonzalez drives in Eduardo Nunez in the bottom of the third with two outs…anything resembling a good throw from Rene Tosoni and Nunez is out, but a great slide scores the run and cuts the deficit in half. 2-1, B3. Really, the Thunder must sweep this doubleheader. Every game is a must-win now.
And now they’ve tied it on a wild pitch that Ramos couldn’t locate after it bounced behind him. 2-2, B3.
Justin Snyder…wait, Justin Snyder? Yes, Justin Snyder with a bases clearing double. 5-2, Thunder, B3. Wow. Five run third so far.
5-3. Ramos does it again, this time with a single through the left side. T5.
Kanekoa Texeira in to pitch the 6th. Hmmm. Texeira. Texeira. Guy looks familiar. Has he been used at all this year?
The line for Bleich: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. Not bad…but honestly I don’t think he was as decent as the line would indicate. He’s really struggling out there, but you have to give him credit for keeping them in the game this time around.
Texeira came in, got one out and put some runners on…odd that he might not be good, considering he seems to have thrown about 1000 innings this year. Then Jose Valdez came in and was absolutely awesome threw two wild pitches to tie the game at 5. It’s like they spin a wheel in the clubhouse and whatever new way to lose it lands on, that’s what they go with. It’s hard to be anything but sarcastic sometimes when covering this team, because they don’t seem to give consistent reason to be confident in them as a whole. 5-5, T6.
Valdez gets out of it, but did manage to tie it up. 5-5, heading into B6.
7′ 1″ Loek Van Mil into pitch the 7th. I was in the press box, he was on the mound…we shook hands. Nice moment. Pfft. Anyway, there’s runners on the corners with no outs for the Thunder, and Richie Robnett is being intentionally walked to get to Edwar Gonzalez. Tie game, B7. Walk-off? Yes?
Walk-off indeed. Van Mil issues a four pitch walk to Gonzalez. Thunder win, 6-5. Played in a crisp 2:47.
In-Game YouTube Videos: Check out my YouTube account for videos updated throughout the game…
Final Score: 6-5, Thunder.
Thunder Thoughts: Special thanks to one of my loyal readers for sharing a birthday brownie. ‘Twas good.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com