Archive for July 27th, 2009

Game 101: Harrisburg @ Trenton

July 27, 2009

Game 101 – Harrisburg Senators @ Trenton Thunder
July 27, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: HAR Luis Atilano vs. TRE Ryan Pope

Starting Lineups:

SENATORS

Michael Daniel, RF
Ofilio Castro, 2B
Leonard Davis, LF
Matt Whitney, 3B
Bill “The Anvil” Rhinehart, 1B
Edgardo Baez, CF
Luke Montz, DH
Sean Rooney, C
Freddie Bynum, SS

Luis Atilano, P

THUNDER

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

Ryan Pope, P

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): After breezing through the first two innings, Ryan Pope is having a bit of a rough go here in the third.  Michael Daniel drove in a run already, and Pope has the bases loaded with nobody out…1-0, T3.

Matt Whitney with a little flare to short right that hits Corona’s glove and bounces away…it was correctly scored a hit, and it’s now 2-0, T3.  1 out.

Bill Rhinehart with a sac fly that scored a run on a close play at the plate…if Montero hung onto the ball, the runner would have been out.  The runner on third then broke for home when it became clear Montero could not locate the ball, but Montero recovered and threw out the runner at third…to much protest by John Stearns.  3-0, B3.

Pope gives up a bomb to Daniel…deep to right, no doubt about it.  6-0, T4.

Ryan Pope’s out after 5 1/3…Kanekoa Texeira in, but the Don Slaught onslaught continues.  9-0, T6.

James Cooper breaks up the shutout with an RBI single…9-1, heading into T8.

In-Game Photos:

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Kyle Anson

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Wilkins Arias

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Paul Bush

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James Cooper

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Tony Franklin

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Noah Hall

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Chris Malec

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Jesus Montero

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Ryan Pope

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Pope

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Richie Robnett

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Montero

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

Final Score: 9-1, Senators

Thunder Thoughts:

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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Game 101: Pre-Game Notes

July 27, 2009

6:00 PM — Spoke to Tony Franklin, Tommy Phelps and Humberto Sanchez.  Good stuff out of Humberto in particular, I’ll have a feature on a slimmed down Humby coming soon.

3:55 PM — Just got back from watching Humberto Sanchez throw a side session in the bullpen.  Looks like Tommy Phelps is trying to get him to stay on a downhill plane and stay over the top with his stuff.  It also looks like Sanchez has lost a lot of weight, too.

3:15 PM — Eric Wordekemper has been called up to Triple-A Scranton.  As far as anyone around here seems to know, there’s no corresponding move just yet.

Lineups are in:

SENATORS

Michael Daniel, RF
Ofilio Castro, 2B
Leonard Davis, LF
Matt Whitney, 3B
Bill “The Anvil” Rhinehart, 1B
Edgardo Baez, CF
Luke Montz, DH
Sean Rooney, C
Freddie Bynum, SS

Luis Atilano, P

THUNDER

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

Ryan Pope, P

The Thunder are celebrating Irish-American Night by giving out pint glasses — of course — and wearing these sweet jerseys, pictured below.

Originally, the Thunder had a promotion planned to honor the Potato Famine of the 1800’s.  Instead of baseballs, the players would be using potatoes and fans would be encouraged to “make it rain” with potato chips in the stands.  “Thunder” was spelled out on the jerseys using french fries…it was very odd.

If they’re going to give away pint glasses, I can make that joke.  I believe I’m protected under the 1967 “You Can Make Fun Of Your Own Ethnic Background, But God Forbid You Make A Crack On Anyone Else’s” Act.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Who Should Be The Next “Around The EL” Feature?

July 27, 2009

I have a few “Around The EL” interviews from throughout the season in the can…was curious to see who you guys wanted to read about next.

I am very tentatively planning on covering all five games of the Harrisburg series.  Make sure you keep checking back for all the latest news, roster moves, features and so on.  With Thunder alum Brett Gardner getting injured in the Bronx, I’d anticipate some sort of roster move being made sooner rather than later.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Pitching Matchups vs. Harrisburg

July 27, 2009

7/27: TRE Ryan Pope vs. HAR Luis Atilano
7/28: TRE Jason Stephens vs. HAR Cory Van Allen
7/29, G1: TRE Wilkin de la Rosa vs. HAR Erik Arnesen
7/29, G2: TRE TBA vs. HAR Brad Meyers
7/30: TRE Paul Bush vs. HAR Matt Chico

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com