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May 14, 2011

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT


May 14, 2011


First inning: 11 pitches/7 strikes — groundout, strikeout, groundout…86-88 MPH on the gun.

Second inning: 18 pitches/15 strikes — run after a Joseph E-4. He gave up 2 hits, struck out two. Run earned. Total: 29/22

Third inning: 14 pitches/10 strikes — he touched 87 MPH that inning.  One hit, one K.  Total: 43/32

Fourth inning: 16 pitches/ 10 strikes — Silva notches his fifth K of the game.  Total: 59/42

Fifth inning: 12 pitches / 9 strikes — Six K’s in five… Total: 71/51

Sixth inning: 6 pitches/ 5 strikes — Finally saw him touch 89 on the gun.  Total: 77/56

FINAL LINE: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K



Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT

Game 36: Pre-Game Notes

May 14, 2011

6:30 PM — Not really a lot to tell you…spoke to Justin Pope about his temporary stay as manager, I think you’ll see that in the post-game notes.  I’m also on Trentonian duty tonight, so I’ll have a Fernando Hernandez feature in the paper tomorrow, which will have comments from Hernandez and pitching coach Tommy Phelps.

I will have a live blog of Carlos Silva’s outing.  Going to get as much video as I can.  Check here and Twitter for up to the second info.

5:50 PM — Lineups…


Valdespin, DH
Reyes, CF
Satin, 2B
Campbell, 3B
Maldonado, LF
Dykstra, 1B
Manriquez, C
Guzman, RF
Coronado, SS

Carson, P


Krum, LF
Joseph, 2B
Romine, C
Suttle, 3B
Johnson, DH
Mesa, CF
Pirela, SS
Kruml, RF
Marusak, 1B

Silva, P

5:00 PM — Carlos Silva is expected to throw around 80-85 pitches tonight…

4:10 PM — In case you missed Slade Heathcott’s slugfest…

1:25 PM — It’s 1:25 PM…I mean, did you honestly think I’d have anything for you this early?  I’m back from covering the Steel…bus got in at 7:45 AM, and now I’m here.  Fun stuff.

Carlos Silva is here too…I’ll have more details on his start when I get them.  I’ve been told to expect around 80 pitches tonight.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT

Unlikely Sources Lead Thunder To Victory

May 14, 2011

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – The Trenton Thunder (19-16) used another big inning to defeat the Binghamton Mets (12-20) 5-3 on Friday night in front of 5,950 fans at Waterfront Park. A night after scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to win 7-4 over the B-Mets, the Thunder used a four-run fourth inning to propel them to a 5-3 victory. Melky Mesa’s two doubles and Cody Johnson’s long solo homerun provided ample offense for the Thunder in the win.  

After Kei Igawa gave-up a two-run homerun in the top of the fourth, the Thunder came to the plate looking to answer back. Immediately after Mets’ starter Brad Holt walked the first two Thunder hitters, Melky Mesa lined a long double into deep center field to score two and tie the game. Trenton would add two more runs in the inning thanks to wild throws by Binghamton players. Mesa scored on a Jordanny Valdespin wild throw error at first to make it 3-2, and Ray Kruml took third base and home plate on wild pitches by Holt to extend the Trenton lead to 4-2.

Looking for an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, Cody Johnson would provide just that when he homered over the wall in deep right-center field. The lengthy long ball put the Thunder ahead by a score of 5-3 heading into the ninth inning.

Kei Igawa threw six, strong innings to notch his first win as a member of the Thunder starting rotation. The victory brings the Thunder to three games over five hundred for the first time in the 2011 season.

Trenton’s series with Binghamton will continue Saturday night at 7:05 PM for game three of the four-game set. The Thunder will send RHP Carlos Silva (0-0, 0.00) to the Waterfront Park mound. Silva will oppose Binghamton’s LHP Robert Carson (1-4, 4.30). Tune-in to the game on 91.3 WTSR-FM and on The SBLI Pre-Game Show with Jay Burnham and Hank Fuerst begins at 6:45 PM. Saturday night will also feature post-game fireworks. Call the Thunder Box Office at 609-394-3300 or log on to to reserve your seats today.