Archive for April 13th, 2012

Thunder Drop Tight Game In Akron

April 13, 2012

(PR) Akron, OH) – Akron scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning and held Trenton to only four hits on the night in defeating Thunder 2-1 Friday at Canal Park. Steven Wright (1-1), Toru Murata and Cody Allen combined to hold Trenton to one run for the second straight night.

After four shutout innings from starter Cory Arbiso, Preston Claiborne entered in relief to start the fifth inning with a 1-0 lead. After striking out the first batter Roberto Perez, Claiborne gave up four straight one-out hits. Juan Diaz’ RBI double plated Tim Fedroff to tie the game. Two batters later Nick Weglarz single to center brought home Diaz with the eventual game-winning run.

Wright, a knuckle ball pitcher, gave up a run in the top of the first on a two-out bases-loaded walk to Jose Gil. He then settled in and went 5.2 strong innings, at one point retiring 13 consecutive Trenton batters. He walked four and struck out seven.

Arbiso, starting for the first time in 2012, went four shutout innings and gave up five hits and one walk while striking out three. Claiborne gave up two runs in two innings to take the loss, while Ryan Flannery retired six straight in a two-inning performance.

Walter Ibarra had two of Trenton’s four hits and is now 4-for-6 in the series. Fedroff, Weglarz and Jared Goedert each had two hits for Akron.

The series continues Saturday afternoon with game three scheduled for a 1:05 first pitch at Canal Park. Thunder southpaw Josh Romanski (1-0) is expected to pitch against Akron lefty Giovanni Soto (1-0). Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and streaming online begins at 12:50 pm.

Whitley Move Made Official

April 13, 2012

(PR)(Trenton, NJ) The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that relief pitcher Chase Whitley has been promoted to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre. In two appearances with the Thunder this season, Whitley pitched four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts recorded. There will be no corresponding roster move at the moment, so the team is expected to play with 24 active players at Akron tonight.

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Whitley debuted today and spun FOUR scoreless innings.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98@gmail.com


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