Archive for July 17th, 2008

All-Star Action

July 17, 2008

Courtesy of one of Thunder Thoughts most loyal readers, Kate, here are some shots from the 2008 Eastern League All-Star Game.

P.J. Pilittere

Jason Jones

The Thunder representatives line up for a photo

Austin Jackson, Jones and Pilittere watch the pre-game festivities.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Game 97: Trenton @ Portland

July 17, 2008

Game 97 – Trenton Thunder @ Portland Sea Dogs
July 17, 2008
Hadlock Field – Portland, ME

Pitching Matchup: TRE Chase Wright (7-2, 3.18 ) vs. POR Dustin Richardson (6-5, 5.62)

Starting Lineups:

Portland

1 –
2 –
3 –
4 –
5 –
6 –
7 –
8 –
9 –

Trenton

1 – Corona
2 – Pena
3 – Jackson
4 – Malec
5 – Curtis
6 – Pilittere
7 – Gonzalez
8 – Cooper
9 – Ibarra

Pre-Game Notes: The tremendous Chad Jennings is reporting that Brian Bruney will be starting for Scranton tonight in the second game of their doubleheader.  Best of luck to Bruney as he continues to progress in his rehab — by all accounts, he was a good guy and a good influence in the clubhouse while he was in Trenton.

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.

Orlando Hernandez is making a rehab start for Binghamton tonight…Luis Jimenez was called up to Triple-A out of Harrisburg…Portland lost Michael Bowden, Jeff Corsaletti and Sandy Madera to promotions to Pawtucket, but gained top prospect Lars Anderson…

Final Score: 8-1, Thunder

Post-Game Notes: Austin Jackson was 4-for-4 with a walk.  He’s quite good.

Thunder Thoughts: Corona and Pena can’t be batting 1-2 in this lineup.  Can’t happen.  And Walter Ibarra wasn’t called up to Trenton to be an everyday player, so it’s time to stop treating him as such.  Either go with what you’ve got with Cody Ehlers and stick Malec at third, or get another infielder up here…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com