Sep
11

Thunder on brink of title after come from behind win in Game Two

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Some notes:

  • LHP Vidal Nuno, RHP Brett Gerritse, LHP Fred Lewis, and LHP James Pazos are all going to the Arizona Fall League. The full roster is up. Nuno is the big name, obviously. He’s been out since early-June with a groin strain, but he threw off a mound this past weekend according to his Twitter feed.
  • The Yankees sent LHP Yoely Bello to the Rockies as the player to be named later in the Chris Nelson trade, reports Jon Heyman. The 22-year-old southpaw pitched to a 5.17 ERA (3.58 FIP) in 15.2 innings while repeating the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League this summer. About what you’d expect to give up for someone like Nelson.

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Harrisburg) the Thunder now lead the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series two games to none, so they’re one win away

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — having himself a nice little postseason after looking overmatched following the late-season promotion
  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-5
  • 2B Jose Pirela: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — threw out one of two attempted base-stealers
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB — replaced by PR-1B Casey Stevenson in the seventh, who scored the eventual winning run
  • DH Ben Gamel: 3-4, 1 RBI
  • 3B Reegie Corona: 2-4, 1 RBI — singled in the tying run in the seventh
  • SS Ali Castillo: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) — drove in the winning run with a ground ball
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 2 K, 10/3 GB/FB — 48 of 91 pitches were strikes (53%) … LHP Nik Turley set a career-high in strikeouts last night, Mitchell sets a career-high in walks tonight … I wonder what RHP Mikey O’Brien will do for an encore tomorrow
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 14 of 20 pitches were strikes (70%) … stranded one of two inherited runners
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB – 13 of 22 pitches were strikes (59%)
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten of 14 pitches were strikes (71%)

The Triple-A Scranton, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and both Rookie GCL Yanks seasons are over. Trenton is the only affiliate still playing.

Categories : Down on the Farm

21 Comments»

  1. Curtis says:

    Nice work from the backend of the pen

  2. Sam G? says:

    Where do the thunder play TOMMOROW???

  3. JU says:

    Is it Me or has Trenton been winning all these games without anyone really playing particularly well?

    • NeilT says:

      Harrisburg and Trenton were 11th and 12th in BA and SLG – in a 12-team league. They were 1st and 3rd in ERA, and they both play in extreme pitchers’ parks.

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Know how being an MLB journeyman isn’t a bad living? Being a GCL journeyman is probably a terrible living.

    • Cool Lester Smooth says:

      It’s probably a better living than being an unsigned baseball academy graduate stuck in La Republicana Dominican, no?

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I don’t know. The guy not playing baseball in the DR probably has more time to get a decent job, at least.

        • Cool Lester Smooth says:

          I read somewhere that a farm worker in the DR makes, at most, around $150 a month. A GCL player makes over $1000 a month.

          Not to mention that he gets to stay in the US when he retires.

  5. Wayne says:

    Tommy Kahnle is definitely the next closer we should develope to replace Mariano Rivera. He has the stuff with out a doubt ! bryan Mitchell should not be traded either he is aleada in aa And he gave up 2 earned runs not three , the first two runs were scored because of errors made before.

  6. pjbaseball says:

    What’s with the dog on the field at the 28 second mark?

  7. nycsportzfan says:

    Ben Gamel can rake.

  8. nycsportzfan says:

    What a throw from his knees by Gary Sanchez to get the caught stealing!

  9. Coolerking101 says:

    We isn’t Tyler Austin going to the AZ Fall League? Dude missed two months of baseball this summer.

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