Game 45: Altoona @ Trenton

Game 45 – Altoona Curve @ Trenton Thunder
May 29, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: ALT Mike Crotta vs. TRE Wilkin De La Rosa

Starting Lineups:


Brian Friday, SS
Pedro Lopez, 2B
Jim Negrych, DH
Jonel Pacheco, RF
Jeff Corsaletti, CF
Jason Delaney, LF
Hector Gimenez, 3B
Jamie Romak, 1B
Miguel Perez, C


Eduardo Nunez, SS
Colin Curtis, CF
Chris Malec, 3B
Jorge Vazquez, 1B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Kevin Smith, DH
Kyle Anson, C
Justin Snyder, 2B
James Cooper, 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): 0-0 through one. Jorge Vazquez hit a hard single to right, but Colin Curtis was thrown out by a solid 12 feet at the plate. Video of that will be posted soon.

If you’re driving behind the stadium, beware of a Jamie Romak home run that may be landing sometime soon. De La Rosa hung a 3-2 pitch and Altoona’s up 2-0. T2.

If you avoided the Romak bomb…heads up for the Miguel Perez one that followed it. Both welllllll over everything in left, both over the Perrine sign. Tommy Phelps is coming out to give him the “hey, don’t do that again” chat. Back-to-back bombs make it 3-0.

Check the video account for De La Rosa, Nunez, Curtis, Malec and Vazquez stuff.

James Cooper cuts the deficit to two with an RBI single to left field, scoring Kyle Anson. If James Cooper had a fan club, they’d be called the Cooper Troopers. 3-1, Curve, B2.

Colin Curtis with a two-out, bases loaded double, tying the game at three, B2.

Stats guy Dave with the pitch count for me…22 strikes, 20 balls for De La Rosa for 42 pitches through two. Yikes. Mike Crotta, however, has been equally inefficient, throwing 43 darts through two. Seven hits for Trenton through two.

Well, there haven’t been any hits since the 2nd…it’s B5 now. Moises Robles in for Crotta with one out and the bases loaded. 3-3.

Kyle Anson will have none of this tie game you speak of. He hit bases-clearing double to the gap in right. 6-3, Thunder, B5.

Justin Snyder doubles home Anson…7-3, B5.

Marcos Vechionacci in for Eduardo Nunez…and Vechionacci gets drilled in the ribs for his efforts. Didn’t see an apparent injury to Nunez. Will ask after the game.

Nacci’s in at third to start the sixth. Snyder to short, Malec to second.

Pedro Lopez sends another ball into orbit over all the walls in left field off of De La Rosa. He’s looking rather hittable this evening, and yet has only allowed four hits. Mike Dunn throwing some cheddar in the bullpen at the moment…7-4, T6.

57s/48b/105p for De La Rosa, who is out after five and two thirds. Dunn is in. Three walks, three home runs, four strikeouts, five hits. Interesting outing right there.

RBI groundout for Chris Malec…8-4, heading into T8.

Amaury Sanit in for Dunn, who has loaded the bases with one out in the eighth. LONGEST FREAKING GAME EVER. It’s 11 PM. Top 8. SWEET!!!

In-Game Photos:


Kyle Anson


James Cooper


Wilkin De La Rosa


Wilkin De La Rosa


Noah Hall


Kanekoa Texeira

In-Game YouTube Videos: Check out my YouTube account for videos updated throughout the game…

Final Score: 10-5, Thunder

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT

3 Responses to “Game 45: Altoona @ Trenton”

  1. » Blog Archive » Kei Igawa Pitches Scranton to Victory Says:

    […] Trenton Thunder score at will and beat the Altoona Curve by a score of 10-5.(Mike Ashmore’s Thunder […]

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Sanit takes a really long time between pitches

  3. thunderbaseball Says:

    Something you definitely notice when it’s past 11 and you live 45 minutes away, yes…

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