Game 65 – Connecticut Defenders @ Trenton Thunder
June 12, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: TRE Jason Jones (8-1, 2.22) vs. CON Joey Martinez (2-5, 2.05)
1 – Copeland
2 – Haines
3 – Ishikawa
4 – Klink
5 – Martinez-Esteve
6 – Wald
7 – Maroul
8 – Richardson
9 – Rojas
1 – Pena
2 – Jackson
3 – Curtis
4 – Gonzalez
5 – Ehlers
6 – Tabata
7 – Pilittere
8 – Malec
9 – Corona
Pre-Game Notes: Spent about 15 minutes talking to Tom Wilson for a series of features similar to what you saw with Scott Aldred.
Kevin Russo is set to see a specialist tomorrow to determine the course of action for his apparent facial fractures.
I asked Alfredo Aceves to show me how he throws his cutter, since he gets an ungodly amount of movement on it. It seems a lot of it has to do with the pressure that he puts on the ball with his pointer and middle fingers.
Tony Franklin indicated that the team expects to add a pitcher at some point next week.
It’s U.S. Army Night, so the teams are wearing camoflage jerseys, and therefore will be wearing different numbers in many cases.
Pete Abraham is reporting that J.B. Cox will miss three weeks with a shoulder injury. I wonder if he changed his delivery a bit after the TJ surgery, and it put more stress on his shoulder than it did his elbow.
Bronx Liason did an interview with The Star-Ledger’s Dan Graziano regarding the Yankees that you may want to check out…
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): Travis Ishikawa took Jason Jones deep to right to give Connecticut a 2-0 lead in the first.
Dave Maroul takes JJ deep to left, 3-0 in the 2nd.
After the top of the 4th, it’s still 3-0, Defenders.
3-0, heading into the bottom of the 7th. This game is heavy on the boring, light on the exciting.
In-Game Photo Gallery:
Back row: Rodriguez, Aceves, Corona, Gonzalez
Front row: Mendoza, Pena
The bullpen walks shoulder to shoulder
Final Score: 3-0, Defenders.
Post-Game Notes: Complete game out of JJ, I guess they wanted to save the bullpen since they’re short an arm.
23 straight scoreless innings for the Thunder. First time swept since July 23-25 of 2007.
Thunder Thoughts: How do they get swept by the Defenders? The Thunder have beaten better teams all season long…but this is a rough one to take.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com