Game 4: Harrisburg @ Trenton

More bad news…Mark Fidrych has passed away.  My goodness…what a few days it’s been in the baseball community.

Game 4 – Harrisburg Senators @ Trenton Thunder
April 13, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: TRE Ryan Pope (NR) vs. HAR Luis Atilano (NR)

Starting Lineups:


1- Mike Daniel, CF
2- Ian Desmond, SS
3- Leonard Davis, LF
4- Matt Whitney, DH
5- Bill Rhinehart, 1B
6- Seth Bynum, 2B
7- Ofilio Castro, 3B
8- Javy Herrera, C
9- Edgardo Baez, RF


1- Eduardo Nunez, SS
2- Reegie Corona, 2B
3- Colin Curtis, LF
4- Edwar Gonzalez, RF
5- Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
6- Francisco Cervelli, C
7- Seth Fortenberry, CF
8- Chris Malec, DH
9- Kevin Smith, 1B

Radio Links: Click here for the links to each team’s broadcast.

Live Box Score: The direct link is here.

Around the Eastern League: For scores from around the EL, go here.

In-Game Updates (LIVE from the ballpark): Ryan Pope needed 19 pitches to get through the first…not too bad.  One walk, but no hits.

Former Thunder broadcaster Dan Loney shares his thoughts on Harry Kalas…

0-0 in B2.

Bill “The Anvil” Rhinehart laces a ball off the right field wall, scoring two.  Harrisburg takes a 2-1 lead…Trenton scored their run on a Chris Malec RBI single.  Malec is hitting eighth.  Why?  2-1, Senators, heading into B3.

59 pitches for Pope through three innings, by the way.  He really got hit hard that last frame…

Two-run double down the left field line by Edwar Gonzalez.  3-2, Trenton, B3.


That ridiculousness aside, nice inning from Pope…eight pitches for a 1-2-3 inning.  3-2, B4.

After ANOTHER Chris Malec hit, Kevin Smith drives him home with an RBI double.  Then Eduardo Nunez drops a sweet bunt down the third base line for a hit, getting Smith to third.

3 1/3 innings is all the Senators will get out of Atilano, after Colin Curtis knocked him out of the game with a line shot RBI single up the middle.  Now in, Jack Spradlin.  5-2, B4, Thunder.

Vechionacci with a first pitch, bases loaded, 6-4-3 GIDP to end the 4th.  Awesome.

Pope is pulled one out away from his first Double-A win after 76 pitches.  Ouch.  Kanekoa Texeira now in the game…

Francisco Cervelli breaks his 2009 seal with his first hit in the fifth…pretty sure he’s now 1-for-13 this year.

Josh Wilkie now in the game for the Senators, with one out in B6.  Spradlin wasn’t too bad for the Senators…

Mike Dunn’s in for the eighth after 2 1/3 solid innings out of Tex.

Inbetween taking an inning break to chat with Krysten and Erin…looks like Dunn’s been mowing them down.

Dunn ends up with 4 K’s in two innings of work…

In-Game Photos:


Colin Curtis


Reegie Corona


Tony Franklin


Carlos Mendoza


Justin Snyder


Ryan Pope








Luis Atilano

In-Game YouTube Videos:

Eduardo Nunez BP

Reegie Corona BP

Ryan Pope


Pope’s first Double-A pitch


Mike Dunn

Final Score: 5-2, Thunder

Thunder Thoughts: Tony Bernazard was here when the Mets came into town the other day…Gene “Stick” Michael has been here the past few games as well…he was saddened by the loss of Harry Kalas as well, saying he’d known him for a long time. 

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT


One Response to “Game 4: Harrisburg @ Trenton”

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