Archive for July 19th, 2009

Game 93: Portland @ Trenton

July 19, 2009

Game 93 – Portland Sea Dogs @ Trenton Thunder
July 19, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: POR Ryne Lawson vs. TRE Wilkin de la Rosa

Starting Lineups:

PORTLAND

Josh Reddick, CF
Ryan Khoury, 2B
Jorge Jimenez, 3B
John Otness, C
Lars Anderson, DH
Jon Still, 1B
Ryan Kalish, LF
Jason Place, RF
Iggy Suarez, SS

TRENTON

Austin Krum, CF
Reegie Corona, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Noah Hall, DH
Jesus Montero, C
Chris Malec, 1B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Richie Robnett, LF
Justin Snyder, 3B

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): 45 minutes into the game and we’re in the top of the second. Sweetness! 0-0, T2.

Five outs and four walks so far for De la Rosa. And one run on the second ball of the day that got past Jesus Montero…

Weird play for the last out of the second…with runners on the corners, the runner on first broke for second. Montero appeared to lose his grip on the ball, but the throw didn’t even reach the mound. But it got to second base, the runner on third broke for home, and was out about by about five feet at the plate. 1-0, Portland, heading into B2.

The Thunder are turning in a pretty typical day game performance so far…I can’t understand why they don’t seem to play well when the sun’s out for the whole game. One hit so far through four innings off of a pitcher with a 1-8 record and ERA over seven. 1-0, Portland, T5.

Four and two thirds for De La Rosa and that’s it…Josh Schmidt now in the game.

Chris Malec with a sac fly to tie the game, 1-1, B7. I have to leave to cover another game at 5…so I won’t have any post-game quotes or anything.

In-Game Photos:

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Wilkin de la Rosa

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Derby

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Confused kid gets autograph from six foot, six inch tall man in light blue backpack.

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Trenton Thunder baseball…it’s flitteriffic!

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Tony Franklin

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Noah Hall

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Chris Malec

lawson

Ryne Lawson

montero

Jesus Montero

reeginald

Reegie Corona

schmidt

Josh Schmidt

snyder

Justin Snyder

still

Jon Still

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

Final Score: 2-1,Thunder.

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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Game 93: Pre-Game Notes

July 19, 2009

11:45 AM — Jason Stephens has been activated…no other move needed to be made since they were only at 23 players before the game.

10:55 AM — Just typing “AM” makes me cringe. But anyway, lineups are in…

PORTLAND

Josh Reddick, CF
Ryan Khoury, 2B
Jorge Jimenez, 3B
John Otness, C
Lars Anderson, DH
Jon Still, 1B
Ryan Kalish, LF
Jason Place, RF
Iggy Suarez, SS

Ryne Lawson, P

TRENTON

Austin Krum, CF
Reegie Corona, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Noah Hall, DH
Jesus Montero, C
Chris Malec, 1B
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Richie Robnett, LF
Justin Snyder, 3B

Wilkin de la Rosa, P

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Straight Cash, Homey

July 19, 2009

I’ll have the complete transcript of Brian Cashman’s 15-minute interview with reporters posted on Monday.

He had some very interesting things to say about Jesus Montero, among other topics.  I’m pretty sure it’s worth the wait.

In the meantime, please enjoy one of my favorite clips from the past few years…which will explain the reference in the headline to anyone who might not get it.

Enjoy your night and morning, I’ll be back to cover tomorrow’s 1PM start…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Game 92: Post-Game Notes

July 19, 2009

— Zach McAllister’s MRI results showed no structural damage.  There is no immediate word on if he’ll miss any more than the seven days that he has to by being placed on the DL.

— Just when the Thunder looked out of it, Jesus Montero dragged them back in.  His rocket of a grand slam in the seventh inning tied the game at four a piece.  It also came with his parents watching in the stands.

“I got a three-two count, and I was looking for a fastball,” Montero said.

“I got it, and hit the home run.  But we won the game, that was the most important part.”

Montero was also behind the plate for an impressive performance as a whole by the Thunder pitching staff, as Kanekoa Texeira, Wilkins Arias, Grant Duff and Jose Valdez combined for 15 strikeouts.

“We had 15 strikeouts today?” Montero asked, “That’s a lot.”

Colleague and Trentonian beat writer Josh Norris pointed out that it wasn’t the most they’d had in a game this season — 18 is apparently the highest (thanks, Josh!) — but still, it was an impressive display none the less.

“That’s real good, I didn’t realize that,” said Thunder manager Tony Franklin of the high strikeout total.

“They did a great job out there, outstanding.”

— Texeira, who’s used to being used for one or two innings tops, has been extended as far as five innings this season.  Franklin recently said that Texeira will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future, so it seems like Hawaii Five-O will have to continue to adjust to his new role.

“Now, it’s more about remembering what you threw this guy, how you pitched him in the previous at-bat,” Texeira said.

“That’s the toughest thing for me right now, is just remembering what I did to him and trying not to fall into that same routine over and over again, so that’s the toughest part.  Other than that, I’m actually pretty excited that my arm has lasted as long as it has.”

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com