Game 122: Erie @ Trenton

Game 122 – Erie Seawolves @ Trenton Thunder
August 19, 2009
Waterfront Park – Trenton, NJ

Pitching Matchup: ERIE Jon Kibler vs. TRE Zach McAllister

Starting Lineups:

ERIE

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

TRENTON

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

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): 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…

In-Game Photos:

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

8 Responses to “Game 122: Erie @ Trenton”

  1. Trevor Says:

    Hey Mike, would you happen to know the velocity on Sanchez? His last several outings seem to be impressive & all I have to go by is the box score.

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Will try to find out tomorrow…

  3. bobby y Says:

    great job by mcallister.Has anyone noticed how good austin krum has been hitting since the all star break.

  4. kinglear Says:

    Ditto. RE: I’m curious to know what Sanchez’s velocity has been. & also how he is viewed by the Yankees right now. Last I had heard his breaking pitches were “back.” He just needed to improve FB velocity. So, where is his game perceived to be at. Any info would be great, MIke.

  5. Art Vandalay Says:

    Hey Mike, Chad Jennings seems to automatically assume that Brett Gardner will rehab in Scranton…what do you think?

  6. Jen Says:

    Does anyone know if Ryan Strieby is okay after getting beaned? I was behind homeplate and that’s the hardest I’ve heard someone get hit. I know he walked off but he seemed to be swaying and struggling near the steps (he needed help getting down them) and he went to the clubhouse, not to be seen for the rest of the game.

  7. thunderbaseball Says:

    Lemme work on the Sanchez thing…could see Gardner rehabbing either here or there…Strieby is day-to-day. Safe to assume it’s an upper body injury.

  8. Tommy John Says:

    How come there’s no board in the stadium with pitch speed?

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