LIVE BLOG: New Hampshire at Thunder
Mastroianni - CF
Crabbe - 2B
Cooper - 1B
Emaus - DH
Thames - LF
Bowman - 3B
Calderone - RF
Mayorson - SS
Quintana - C
Krum - CF
Brewer - LF
Adams - 2B
Laird - 3B
Gorecki - DH
Gil - C
Gonzalez - RF
Vechionacci - 1B
Nunez - SS
First inning: Well, that was gruesome. Mitchell looked nervous and wild. He allowed three runs on just one hit, but committed a key error that cost him an out and made a key misplay that quashed any chance the Thunder had to turn two. 3-0 Fisher Cats.
The Thunder put together a hit and a walk, then executed a double steal, but Reid Gorecki was caught looking to end the threat.
Second inning: D.J. Mitchell seems to have recovered from his early shakiness. He retired the three hitters he faced on harmless groundouts, the very thing he should get effortlessly.
The Thunder also got a run back in this frame when they strung together an Edwar Gonzalez triple and an RBI groundout from Marcos Vechionacci.
Third inning: The Thunder put together a rare four -spot with RBIs from Gonzalez, Laird, Gorecki (two). To put that frame in perspective, the Thunder have scored four or fewer runs in 14 GAMES this season. 5-3 Thunder
Fourth inning: And as quickly as the Thunder had the lead, it evaporates. Mitchell gets hit hard, and the lead run comes home on Darin Mastroianni's sac fly to medium right. 6-5 Fisher Cats
What an interesting game this is. After scoring four runs in the previous 19 innings of this series, the Thunder have scored seven in the last two innings. Laird picked up another RBI with a blooper into left field. 8-6 Thunder
Fifth inning: In the previous post, I said this game was interesting. I lied. This game is out of control. The Fisher Cats sent 11 men to the plate, scored seven times on five hits and three walks and made what should have been an error were it not a fielder's choice. 13-8 Fisher Cats
Sixth inning: Through some sort of divine intervention, the teams have combined to post four consecutive zeroes on the big board. Cory Arbiso is clearly the Thunder's pitcher of the week.
Eighth inning: Thunder mounted a little bit of a threat, scored three more times and made it a two-run game heading into the ninth. Jose Gil's two-run single to center did most of the damage, and Dan Brewer's run-scoring double brought home the other. 14-12 Fisher Cats.