Archive for June 11th, 2012

Bucky. F’ing. Dent

June 11, 2012

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) The Trenton Thunder, Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced on Monday that former Yankees shortstop Bucky Dent will be the team’s special guest on Wednesday, June 20 thanks to Steiner Sports Collectibles.

Dent is a three time All-Star who played 12 years in the Major Leagues including from 1977 to 1982 with the New York Yankees. He earned two World Series rings as the starting shortstop for the Yankees (’77 and ’78), and was voted the World Series MVP in 1978. Dent is most famous for his home run in a tie-breaker game against the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1978 season. He will be available for autographs and photographs.

NY Giants Punter Steve Weatherford was originally scheduled to appear in Trenton on June 20 to sign autographs for Thunder fans. He had to unexpectedly return to his home in California for family reasons.

The Thunder are off today then on a six game (seven day) road trip to Altoona and Harrisburg. They will return to Trenton for a seven game homestand starting June 19. The homestand will feature another special guest, Spider-Man from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, on Thursday, June 21. Spider-Man will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and pose for photos with fans. The complete promotional schedule can be found here:

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Shane Brown. Like A Boss.

June 11, 2012

(PR) (Trenton, NJ) – Shane Brown’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the tenth propelled the Trenton Thunder to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Binghamton Mets Sunday afternoon in front of 5,393 fans at Waterfront Park. Trenton (35-26), which was down to a final out in the tenth before the final three batters reached, salvaged a game in the three-game series on Brown’s second extra-inning game-winner in nine days.
Leading 2-1 in the tenth, Mets reliever Adrian Rosario (0-1) retired the first two Trenton batters on a line out and a deep fly out. But Zoilo Almonte singled to shallow right and Melky Mesa walked to bring Brown to the plate. A Rosario wild pitch advanced each runner, and Brown then delivered a 2-0 pitch in the left scoring the tying and winning runs.
Binghamton, which had totaled 21 runs and 33 hits over the first two games of the series, was held to only five hits by Brett Marshall, Preston Claiborne and Lee Hyde. Marshall tied his season-high with eight strikeouts in six innings. Hyde (2-1) allowed an unearned run in the top of the tenth on third baseman Jose Pirela’s throwing error, but later induced a double play groundout to end the inning.
The Thunder stranded 10 runners on base through nine innings against Greg Peavey (five innings, one run allowed), Armando Rodgriguez (three innings) and Brad Holt (one inning). Mesa, Brown and Yadil Mujica each collected a pair of hits for Trenton.
The Thunder are off Monday before heading to Altoona to begin a six-game road trip. Game one of a three-game series against the Curve begins on Tuesday night with a 7:00 pm first pitch. Lefty Vidal Nuno (1-1) is slated to pitch for the Thunder against righty Tim Alderson (3-2) of Altoona. Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and also streaming online begins at 6:45 pm.