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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Live Blog Game 7

Lineups
Akron
CF - Fedroff
3B - Goedert
DH - Weglarz
RF - McBride
1B - Mills
SS - Rivero
LF - Drennen
2B - Rodriguez
C - Castillo
P - Barnes

Trenton
DH - Krum
2B - Adams
3B - Laird
CF - Gorecki
LF - Sublett
RF - Brewer
C - Gil
1B - Vechionacci
SS - Nunez
P - Pope

NOTES: Lance Pendleton is still penciled in for Sunday's start in Portland. ... Cory Arbiso is scheduled to throw a simulated game today at 1:00. ... Austin Romine was working during pre-game with Vic Valencia on staying low on balls. There was some very interesting (if unprintable) comments between the two. ... D.J. Mitchell threw a side session before today's game.

First inning: Fedroff reaches on Vechionacci's throwing error, but Pope induces a 5-4-3 double play and Weglarz flies easily to left.

Thunder go harmlessly, on a pair of groundouts and a foul to first.

Second inning: Matt McBride reaches on an error and Carlos Rivero works a one-out walk, but Pope gets out of it with fly balls to left, center and right.

Once again, Thunder go 1-2-3. It's early, but it's starting to look like what happened to the Thunder in a day game with Akron last year ...

Third inning: Akron goes 1-2-3, and Pope fans Tim Fedroff for strikeout No. 1 ... And once again, the Thunder go down in order.

Fourth inning: Pope walks Matt McBride but gets the next three men in order, including freezing Mills.

David Adams breaks up the perfect game -- and steals second base -- but the no-hitter is still intact after Brandon Laird fouls out and Reid Gorecki looks at strike three.

Fifth inning: Pope gets the first two men on fly balls before losing the no-hitter on a double to nine-hitter Alex Castillo. Tim Fedroff walked afterward, and Jared Goedert followed with a single to end the shutout. Akron 1, Thunder 0.

Thunder go 1-2-3 in the fifth, keeping Scott Barnes' no-hitter alive. He was pulled after the fifth in favor of Bryan Price, who was part of the trade that sent Victor Martinez to Boston.

Sixth inning: Noel Castillo relieves Pope, and retires the first two. He walked the third man, Carlos Rivero, but Jose Gil caught him stealing.

The Thunder put together two two-out hits, including one that extended David Adams' hitting streak, but couldn't crack the scoreboard.

Seventh inning: Noel Castillo couldn't hold it together for multiple innings. He walked the leadoff man and gave up a double to Josh Rodriguez. The Thunder chose to walk Tim Fedroff intentionally, but the move backfired when Jared Goedert singled on the first pitch.

John Van Benschoten relieved Castillo and got a grounder to first, where Vechionacci's bobble killed any possibility of a 3-2-3 double play. After seven innings, Akron 3, Thunder 0.

Sorry to kind of leave, but there were some unpredicted circumstances in the press box ... In any case, the Thunder came back and won 4-3.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is up with the offense? Expected more from Laird, Romine and Gorecki.

April 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM 
Blogger Trentonian Editor said...

Hey, anonymous

Laird's struggles are puzzling, but he has hit several long fly balls to center that would have been home runs to any other part of the park.

Romine says he's not getting into the counts he likes, and also is still adjusting to the cold of the Northeast.

April 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM 

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