NEWS: Steven White to start Wednesday
Game 108 – Altoona Curve @ Trenton Thunder
July 29, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: TRE Eric Hacker (5-2, 2.78 ) vs. ALT Dan Reichert (1-1, 3.55)
1 – Dorta
2 – Ford
3 – Negrych
4 – Romak
5 – Corley
6 – Lerud
7 – Boone
8 – Webster
9 – Bowers
1 – Corona
2 – Pena
3 – Jackson
4 – Malec
5 – Curtis
6 – Gonzalez
7 – Ehlers
8 – Muich
9 – Cooper
Pre-Game Notes: It has been confirmed that Steven White will be taking the ball for the Thunder tomorrow. Michael Gardner is penciled in to start game one of Saturday’s doubleheader…no word on what’s going on for the second game just yet.
Just got up from talking with Tony Franklin…he said that while Phil Coke’s name has been discussed as a possibility to start the second game on Saturday, that it isn’t what he was moved into the bullpen for. I brought up the names Marquez, Hughes and Pavano, and he said he hadn’t heard anything regarding them, nor could he say anything about whether someone was coming up to make the start either.
I’ll be on the Fox Sports 1260 AM pre-game show to talk about everything that’s been going on…
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): 0-0, heading into T2.
Hacker had four straight swinging K’s at one point, but hit a rough patch in the 3rd and the Thunder trail, 2-0.
Chris Malec drives in Ramiro Pena with a double in the 4th, it’s now 2-1.
And Malec scores in the 6th to tie it at two after a low throw from Altoona’s second baseman gets away on what looked like a 6-4-3 DP ball. 2-2 in the 6th.
Anthony Claggett in the game in the 7th after six solid innings from Hacker. Outside of a rough third, Hacker was pretty darn good.
Joe Muich dropped the ball on two consecutive plays at the plate with two outs — he really got nailed on the second play — and Altoona has a 4-2 lead.
In-Game Photo Gallery:
Final Score: 4-2, Thunder
Post-Game Notes: This team is absolutely brutal on the eyes right now. There just isn’t enough offense to go around. Losing guys like Russo, Pilittere and even Mendoza have caught up with them.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com