Archive for May 13th, 2012

Thunder Finally Two Games Over .500

May 13, 2012

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – Kevin Mahoney, Abraham Almonte and Cody Johnson each hit two-run home runs to propel the Trenton Thunder past the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-4, Sunday afternoon in front of 4,763 fans at Waterfront Park. Trenton (18-16) takes the series 3 games to 1 and moves two games above the .500 mark for the first time all season.

The 3 hour and 12 minute game featured 41 total baserunners – 23 for Trenton (13 hits, 9 walks and 1 hit batter) and 18 for Portland (14 hits, 3 walks and 1 hit batter). There were a combined 24 runners left on base between the two teams.

Mahoney put Trenton on the board with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot against Sea Dogs’ starter Chris Balcom-Miller (2-3) in the second inning. Melky Mesa extended the lead to 3-1 in the third with an infield RBI hit against Balcom-Miller.

The Thunder pulled away in the sixth against reliever Charle Rosario. Addison Maruszak worked a leadoff walk and Almonte followed with a shot off the right-field foul pole for his fourth long ball of the season. Corban Joseph then walked and two batters later Johnson clobbered his second home run in as many days, a monster two-run blast over everything in right center that made the score 7-1.

Craig Heyer started the game for Trenton but left after only three innings of one-run ball. Francisco Rondon (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win, while four more relievers combined to finish the victory.

Almonte went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Mesa also recorded a three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored. David Adams and Johnson also recorded a pair of hits. Bryce Brentz went 5-for-5 to pace Portland’s 14-hit attack.

The Thunder have Monday off before beginning a six-game road trip Tuesday night in Binghamton. Game one against the Mets will have a 6:35 pm first pitch with lefty Shaeffer Hall (2-4, 4.17) slated to pitch for the Thunder against lefty Mark Cohoon (2-3, 2.06). Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and also streaming online begins at 6:20 pm.


Adams Activated, Mujica Sent Down, Stoneburner DL’d

May 13, 2012

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Sunday that infielder David Adams has been activated from the disabled list and INF Yadil Mujica has been transferred back to the team from AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Also starting pitcher Graham Stoneburner has been placed on the disabled list for the second time this season due to groin stiffness.

Adams, a member of the Yankees 40-man roster, missed the team’s last 29 games with neck stiffness. He will bat third this afternoon against Portland. Mujica re-joins the Thunder after hitting .423 (11-26) in eight games with the team earlier this season.