Nothing official yet on Jose Molina, but I heard from one of the players that Molina is expected to come to Trenton tomorrow and catch 7 innings…we’ll see what Tony Franklin has to say after the game about that.
Game 80 – New Britain Rock Cats @ Trenton Thunder
July 4, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: NB Carlos Gutierrez vs. TRE Ryan Pope
Rene Tosoni, CF
Juan Portes, RF
Brian Dinkleman, 2B
Erik Lis, DH
Whit Robbins, 1B
Matt Moses, LF
Yancarlos Ortiz, SS
Toby Gardenhire, 3B
Allan De San Miguel, C
Austin Krum, CF
Reegie Corona, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Jorge Vazquez, 1B
Jesus Montero, C
Chris Malec, 3B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Richard Robnett, LF
Justin Snyder, DH
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): Eduardo Nunez with an RBI GIDP to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead, B1.
Ryan Pope’s running into trouble in the 3rd…Juan Portes with an RBI single down the left line to tie it at one. Tommy Phelps making a visit.
Pope gives up a sac fly to Brian Dinkleman, but escapes down just 2-1 through three…
Stupid play by Vazquez in the 5th…on a somewhat softly hit ball hit to him with only one out and the bases loaded, he attempted to throw the ball to second for one out. Why you wouldn’t throw home if you were only get one out is beyond me…but of course, he threw it way wide of Eduardo Nunez and it went into left field. 4-1, Rock Cats.
The Jorge Vazquez Experience attones for his horrific defense, hitting a two-run double down the left line…4-3, Rock Cats, B6.
Kevin Whelan in to start the 7th after six decent frames from Pope. Pope’s line: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Richie Robnett ties the game (uggh) 4-4 in the bottom of the 7th with a double to left center.
Jose Valdez in to pitch the 9th…
Valdez struck out the first two guys, but then had the audacity to issue a walk…Wilkins Arias is in the game, now. B9, 4-4.
Extra innings. Sweet.
Amauri Sanit into the game in the 10th with runners on the corners and nobody out.
Yancarlos Ortiz with a sac fly to right, giving the Rock Cats a 5-4 lead, B10. Oddly, Edwar Gonzalez made no attempt to get the runner out at the plate, instead trying for the out at third.
Toby Gardenhire with a squeeze bunt, 6-4, Cats…B10
EDUARDO NUNEZ TIES IT UP WITH A RAINBOW SHOT TO LEFT FIELD ON A 1-2 PITCH WITH TWO OUTS. 6-6, B10.
Eric Wordekemper in to pitch the 11th…Kyle Anson has replaced Jesus Montero behind the plate. No idea why.
Heading into the 13th here. Pumped about it.
Josh Schmidt pitching the 13th…
14th inning! Sweet!
Justin Snyder wins it with a walkoff double, scoring Richie Robnett…Thunder pull off an improbable win in 14 innings, 7-6.
July 4th artsy-fartsyness
The coaches boxes were painted in a patriotic theme and such…
Pope and Montero. Great picture? Or the greatest picture?
Jose Valdez and Arias
Man in a hot dog costume.
In-Game YouTube Videos: Check out my YouTube account for videos updated throughout the game…
Final Score: 7-6, Thunder.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com