Game 121: Bowie @ Trenton

Steven White RELEASED, Jeff Marquez coming to Trenton

Game 121 – Bowie Baysox @ Trenton Thunder
August 12, 2008
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: TRE The Carl Pavano Rehab Tour (0-0, 0.00) vs. BOW Brad Bergesen (14-3, 3.01)

Starting Lineups:

Bowie

1 – Boucher
2 – Rojas
3 – Reimold
4 – Wieters
5 – Finan
6 – Nettles
7 – Rodriguez
8 – Tucker
9 – Davis

Trenton

1 – Corona
2 – Curtis
3 – Jackson
4 – Malec
5 – Pilittere
6 – Cervelli
7 – Ehlers
8 – Russo
9 – Cooper

Pre-Game Notes: Ramiro Pena has been placed on the DL, Walter Ibarra activated to take his place.

Joe Muich was in street clothes for BP, I assume he’s sick.  Wasn’t able to accomplish anything before the game.  There were a lot of aggrevating reasons for that, but there’s no point in sharing my crappy day with anyone else.

As for the Steven White move…I was speaking to a scout who saw White’s last start here, and he was only hitting 84 on the gun.  That’s a big drop in velocity, and there really wasn’t much room for him in an organization stacked with pitching.  I bet he lands somewhere, though.

The move was made early this afternoon, as White was seen leaving the ballpark with his bags packed a few hours ago.

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): First batter for Carl Pavano?  Sebastien Boucher.  Result?  Home run to dead center.

2-0 Bowie already, B1.

Cody Ehlers (!) doubles one home to cut the lead to one.  2-1, Bowie, T3.

Sebastien Boucher deposits another Carl Pavano offering over the center field fence.  4-1 Bowie, T5.

Jhonny Nunez in the game after that debacle.  Still 4-1, Bowie.

Big Foot led off for Bowie, who was driven in by Sasquatch.  Oddly, Liberace then came in and grounded into a double play.  Yes, I have no idea what the hell happened to make the game 6-2, Bowie in the bottom of the 8th…had to go down to talk to Carl Pavano.  I think there were five or six reporters present for his “press conference.”

Carl Pavano Updates: Pavano needed 29 pitches to get through the first: 19 strikes and 10 balls. He gave up a leadoff home run, and then a second run on a triple to the right field gap by stud prospect Matt Wieters.

12 pitches for Pavano in the 2nd: 9 strikes and 3 balls.  28 strikes and 13 balls for 41 pitches through 2 innings.  Big scare for Pavano when Blake Davis hit a line drive up through the middle that caught him in the rear end.  Pitching coach Scott Aldred and trainer Tim Lentych came out, but Pavano was fine and finished the inning.

11 pitches for Pavano in the 3rd…he’s been putting runners on, but been escaping mini-jams.  6 strikes and 5 balls that inning, 34 strikes and 18 balls for 52 total pitches through three so far.

9 pitches for Pavano in frame number four.  6 strikes, 3 balls.  40 strikes and 21 balls add up to 61 total pitches through four innings for Pavano.

Pavano is pitching inbetween 86-91 MPH on the gun…

Pavano’s out after 4.1 IP.  Bad first and fifth innings got him.  19 pitches in that fourth inning — 11 strikes and 8 balls.  51 strikes and 29 balls overall.  But seven hits and four runs as of now…he may get charged with a fifth.  Two hit batters, too.  I wasn’t impressed.

In-Game Photos:

Bowie starter Brad Bergsen

Francisco Cervelli

Chris Malec’s glove

Carl Pavano

Pavano

Pavano

Pavano

In-Game YouTube Videos: Carl Pavano VIDEO, Carl Pavano VIDEO 2, Carl Pavano VIDEO 3, Carl Pavano VIDEO 4, Jose Valdez VIDEO

Final Score: 6-2, Baysox.  Pretty soon, you’re going to see the Thunder’s offense on the side of a milk carton somewhere…haven’t seen too much of it over the past week.

Post-Game Notes: Baby-Bombers.com’s Robert Pimpsner has this update on the SI Yanks — It is official, the NY-Penn League All-Star Game rosters have been announced. Leading the American League affiliated All-Stars will be six Staten Island Yankees.

Among the players selected are David Phelps, Andy Shive and Pat Venditte. These three have been among the best in the league in pitching. Phelps has been strong in the Yankees rotation posting a 5-2 record with 32 strikeouts with a 2.98 ERA. Reliever Andy Shive is tied for the league lead in wins and is also tied on the Staten Island Yankees All-Time list for most wins by a relief pitcher. Shive has a 7-2 record with 40 strikeouts with a 2.18 ERA.

It comes to no surprise that Yankees closer Pat Venditte has been named to the All-Star Game. The switch-pitching closer has been earning international attention since making his professional debut. Venditte is tied for the league lead with 14 saves and his also the holder of a 1.19 ERA on the year.

Rounding out the Staten Island representatives are catcher/first baseman Brian Baisley, shortstop Addison Maruszak, and third baseman Mike Lyon. Baisley has been one of the most productive players on the team since he joined them on June 21. This season he is batting .324 with 6 homeruns and 32 RBIs. Addison Maruszak has been equally as impressive this season posting a .333 average with 5 homeruns and 22 RBIs. Mike Lyon has been manning the hot corner for the Baby Bombers this season. In 42 games he is batting .283 with 3 homeruns, 9 doubles, and 5 stolen bases in 5 attempts.

Thunder Thoughts: With five or six reporters on hand, they probably didn’t need to go the press conference route with Pavano…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

One Response to “Game 121: Bowie @ Trenton”

  1. john zurier Says:

    thank you thank you emoji

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