Game 84 – New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ Trenton Thunder
July 8, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: NH Rey Gonzalez vs. TRE Wilkin de la Rosa
Todd Donovan, LF
Darin Mastroianni, CF
Brian Dopirak, DH
David Cooper, 1B
Brad Emaus, 2B
Nick Gorneault, RF
Brian Jeroloman, C
Al Quintana, 3B
Luis Sanchez, SS
Austin Krum, CF
Richie Robnett, LF
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Jorge Vazquez, 1B
Jesus Montero, C
Chris Malec, DH
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
Justin Snyder, 2B
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): De la Rosa hasn’t allowed a hit through four…although he did walk the bases loaded with two outs in the third. 0-0, heading into B4.
63 pitches/35 strikes for De La Rosa…and, uhhh…that’s it for him. Eric Wordekemper in for the 5th. No, seriously.
The no-hitter is over, and so is Trenton’s lead…New Hampshire manufactured a run on two stolen bases and an RBI groundout. It’s 1-1, heading into B6.
Mike Dunn in to pitch the 7th…
Jose Valdez in for the 9th…1-1, T9.
Marcos Vechionacci with a great diving stop at third that would have got the Thunder out of the inning, but Jorge Vazquez mishandled the throw and it extended the inning. Valdez struck out the side, though…1-1, heading into B9.
Grant Duff in to make his Double-A debut for the 10th inning. Saw him at 93 on the gun. Big kid, throws hard.
Patience. Thunder hitters don’t have it. There have been so many first and second pitch outs over the past few games. Heck, there’s even someone named Patience in the front office. There’s aggressive, and then there’s ridiculous. This is a lot of one, and not a lot of the other.
New Hampshire faced four Thunder batters in the 10th. Reliever Celson Polanco threw a grand total of seven pitches. Seven.
Eduardo Nunez with a walk-off single…the left fielder botched it, and the winning run scored on what should have put runners on the corners.
Wilkin de la Rosa
de la Rosa
Grant Duff meets his people…
In-Game YouTube Videos: Check out my YouTube account for videos updated throughout the game…
Final Score: 2-1, Thunder, F/11
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com