Game 18: Connecticut @ Trenton

Game 18 – Connecticut Defenders @ Trenton Thunder
April 30, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: TRE Ivan Nova vs. CON Daryl Maday

Starting Lineups:


Brad Boyer, DH
Antoan Richardson, LF
Eddy Martinez-Esteve, RF
Brett Pill, 1B
Mike Mooney, CF
Sharlon Schoop, 2B
David Maroul, 3B
Brian Bocock, SS
Jackson Williams, C


Eduardo Nunez, SS
Reegie Corona, 2B
Colin Curtis, CF
Jorge Vazquez, DH
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
Francisco Cervelli, C
James Cooper, RF
Kevin Smith, 1B
Justin Snyder, LF

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): Two batters into the game, and Connecticut’s on the board already. Brad Boyer hit a 3-2 double down the left line, and Antoan Richardson bunted out in front of the plate…Boyer was headed to third, and Cervelli threw low to first, scoring Boyer. 1-0, Defenders. 0 out, T1. Awesome.

Also, Chad Jennings is reporting that Jason Stephens will be making a spot start for Scranton.

Eddy Martinez-Esteve triples to center over Colin Curtis’ head, scoring Richardson. 2-0, still nobody out.

1-2-3 inning by the Thunder offense…2-0, T2.

Nova’s at about 70 pitches through five innings. Trenton’s tied the game at 2…Eduardo Nunez singled home a run in the third, and Marcos Vechionacci doubled home Colin Curtis in the 4th. Curtis hit a long double to get things going in that inning in the first place…

Mike Mooney with a long sac fly to center…Connecticut takes a 3-2 lead, T6.

95 pitches for Nova through 5 and a third, and that’s it for him. Two back-to-back inefficient outings by Trenton starters. The bases are loaded with one out, and Kanekoa Texeira is now in.

One pitch for Tex, one 4-3 DP. That’s how you do it. 3-2, heading into B6.

Maday’s out after five for the Defenders…Ben Snyder now in the game.

Nice job by Texeira…Noel Castillo in to pitch the 9th. In case I forget by the time I post his photo and video, he was at 89-92 with his fastball early in the inning. Still 3-2…

Dan Otero in for Connecticut in the 9th to close this puppy out…

Vazquez, Vechionacci don’t get it out of the infield…Cervelli singles to center. Fortenberry pinch runs for Cervelli…Cooper walks…Smith up in a 3-2 game with the tying run at 2nd…just like last night…groundout to pitcher, over.

In-Game Photos:


Colin Curtis


Ivan Nova


Justin Snyder

In-Game YouTube Videos:

Check out my YouTube account for an Ivan Nova video…

Final Score: 3-2, CT.

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT


6 Responses to “Game 18: Connecticut @ Trenton”

  1. Dave S. Staten Island Says:

    Off Topic – Glad to see our boy PJ Pilittere hit his 1st AAA Hr tonight for SWB! It’s great to see him getting some AB’s and driving in some runs. 4 rbi’s the past 2 nights. Hope he keeps it up!!!!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    love the pic of Colin and Derby…lol

  3. thunderfangabe Says:

    mike, in the midst of your adventures this evening, did you happen to get an answer to my question from our pre-game chat?

  4. thunderbaseball Says:

    I believe it’s Eye-van…

  5. thunderfangabe Says:


    oh one other thing i thought of…i don’t remember seeing whelan last night or tonight. am i just missing him or is he missing?

  6. thunderbaseball Says:

    Saw him throwing in the outfield today…at least I think I did. Pretty sure he’s around.

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