Game 31 – Portland Sea Dogs @ Trenton Thunder
May 4, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: POR Dustin Richardson (3-2, 3.96) vs. TRE Chase Wright (4-1, 2.95)
1 – Bubba Bell, CF
2 – Ryan Khoury, SS
3 – Jeff Corsaletti, DH
4 – Mark Wagner, C
5 – Zach Daeges, LF
6 – Aaron Bates, 1B
7 – Andrew Pinckney, 3B
8 – Mickey Hall, RF
9 – Tony Granadillo, 2B
1 – Ramiro Pena, SS
2 – Kevin Russo, DH
3 – Colin Curtis, CF
4 – Edwar Gonzalez, LF
5 – P.J. Pilittere, C
6 – Jose Tabata, RF
7 – Cody Ehlers, 1B
8 – Chris Malec, 3B
9 – Reegie Corona, 2B
Pre-Game Notes: The options for the day were to sit at home and relax and do absolutely nothing, or come to the park and see Chase Wright pitch. It’s 11 AM, and I’m staring at an empty baseball field. Who needs sleep?
A-Jack is back at the ballpark, but is not in today’s lineup. Also, his locker is no longer under the stereo, which means I’ll actually be able to hear what he’s saying to me after games. A nice bonus.
Peter Abraham reports that Ian Kennedy’s been sent down to Scranton.
Radio Links: Click here for the links to each team’s broadcast.
Live Box Score: The MILB.com direct link is here.
In-Game Updates (LIVE from the ballpark): 1-0, Portland in the top of the 3rd on the ever thrilling sac fly.
2-0 Portland heading into bottom 5. Wright has thrown a lot of pitches, and this start seems eerily similar to the one JJ had last night. But JJ was able to escape with only one run and Wright hasn’t been so lucky.
Chris Malec deposited a 3-2 Dustin Richardson offering just over the left field fence to cut Portland’s lead to one. Didn’t look like he got that ball at all, but it just kept carrying.
Sac fly by Kevin Russo in the 7th off of Beau Vaughan ties it at two. Wright left after six, and Bo Hall came in, so that gets SCW off the hook.
P.J. Pilittere sends us home with a single through the left side of the infield. 3-2, Thunder come from behind to win.
In-Game Photo Gallery:
Austin Jackson shares a light moment with Jose Tabata
Portland’s Bubba Bell takes a cut
Chase, the Thunder’s bat dog.
Recently promoted reliever Anthony Claggett
Sea Dogs DH Jeff Corsaletti chops a ball in front of the plate
Thunder first baseman Cody Ehlers
Thunder reliever Bo Hall
Shortstop Ramiro Pena gets loose before the start of the inning
Thunder backstop P.J. Pilittere
Red Sox pitching prospect Dustin Richardson
A closer look at Richardson…
19-year-old outfielder Jose Tabata
Chase Wright gets loose in the bullpen under the watchful eye of pitching coach Scott Aldred
Wright on the mound
Sebern Chase Wright gets ready to deliver.
Portland reliever Beau Vaughan
Dustin Richardson’s wacky follow through.
Bo Hall in action
Zach Kroenke, Trenton lefty
In-Game YouTube Videos: Colin Curtis VIDEO, Dustin Richardson VIDEO, Dustin Richardson VIDEO 2, Kevin Russo VIDEO, Chase Wright VIDEO, Beau Vaughan VIDEO, Bo Hall VIDEO, Dustin Richardson VIDEO 3, Zach Kroenke VIDEO
Around the Eastern League: For scores from around the EL, go here.
Final Score: 3-2, Thunder.
Thunder Thoughts: It took me a month to figure out what the annoying and persistent thumping we can feel in the press box, but I finally did it…it’s the people jumping around on the Dance Dance Revolution machine on the concourse. Maybe they can install something with a little less impact, like Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge…
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