Game 122 – Erie Seawolves @ Trenton Thunder
August 19, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ
Pitching Matchup: ERIE Jon Kibler vs. TRE Zach McAllister
Shawn Roof, 2B
Deik Scram, DH
Brennan Boesch, RF
Ryan Strieby, LF
Michael Bertram, 1B
Casper Wells, CF
Santo de Leon, 3B
Cale Iorg, SS
Jeff Kunkel, C
Austin Krum, CF
Matt Cusick, DH
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Chris Malec, 1B
P.J. Pilittere, C
James Cooper, LF
Edwar Gonzalez, RF
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
Justin Snyder, 2B
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In-Game Updates (LIVE from the ballpark): Zach McAllister with 14 pitches in the first, nine for strikes, zero for hits. Good job by him. 0-0, heading into B1.
P.J. Pilittere! Mister Clutch returns with a soft single to center field, scoring a run and giving the Thunder a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first of this seven inning contest.
McAllister just plunked Ryan Strieby in the head. He appears to be all right and walked off the field under his own power.
Michael Bertram then doubled home pinch runner Danny Worth two pitches later…1-1 game, T2.
Justin Snyder with a run scoring double down the right field line in the bottom of the 2nd…2-1, Thunder, B2.
Zach McAllister has 8 K’s through three innings. 8. 45 pitches/31 strikes.
McAllister’s season high in strikeouts is 10 on May 31st against Altoona.
McAllister has 10 K’s through four. Ties that season high. 2-1, Thunder, heading into B4.
McAllister’s career high in strikeouts is 11, set with Charleston against Greenville on May 15th, 2008. The only other time he’s reached double digits in strikeouts was in 2007 with Staten Island, on July 11th against Auburn.
Right after his career-high tying 11th strikeout, with two outs in the fifth and a one run lead, McAllister was pulled after 81 pitches. Clearly, he was on a hard count of 80. In a seven inning game, the starting pitcher must still pitch five innings to get the win. Wilkins Arias now pitching.
81/52 for Mac, by the way.
Humberto Sanchez now in to pitch the 6th…
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Final Score: 2-1, Thunder
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