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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Couple of interesting notes before I head out ...

Two things were posted elsewhere on the blogosphere in regards to Joba Chamberlain's performance last night:

1. Via the New York Times Bats Blog, Chamberlain's 12 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings make him just the fifth pitcher since 1954 to fan so many in that time frame. The other four? You may have heard of them -- Curt Schilling, Cole Hamels, Kevin Appier and J.R. Richard.

2. Then there's this, according to the AP: Chamberlain becomes the youngest Yankee to fan 12 or more hitters since Trenton's own Al Downing, who did it in 1964, when he was just shy of his 23rd birthday.

3. The last Yankee to strike out 12 or more in a game was -- you guessed it -- Mike Mussina -- in 2003.

That is all for now, time to head out to Bowie, where the Thunder -- and probably more rain -- await.


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