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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Around the System - May 17 and 18

Triple-A: Scranton 5, Charlotte 4; Indianapolis 3, Scranton 0
The biggest happenstance on Monday was Jesus Montero showing signs, however small, of emerging from his funk. The catcher smacked a grand slam as part of a 1-for-2 effort with two walks. He has three home runs and 19 RBIs this season. Eduardo Nunez also went 2-for-4 with two runs. Dustin Moseley threw eight innings of three-run ball.

On Tuesday, the S-Yanks found themselves chopped up by a man named Veal -- Donald Veal, to be precise. The Pirates prospect held Scranton to just two hits (Eduardo Nunez, Chad Moeller) over seven innings, with seven strikeouts mixed in. Former Yankees farmhand Anthony Claggett did the job in the eighth, and Brian Bass sealed the deal in the ninth.
Monday box score
Tuesday box score

Double-A: OFF; New Hampshire 3, Trenton 2
The Thunder's 10-game winning streak came to a close in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night, when Shawn Bowman's double off of Wilkins Arias scored Adam Calderone in the bottom of the ninth at Stadium, giving the Fisher Cats a walk-off victory.

The hit spoiled another solid outing from David Phelps, who allowed six hits and two earned runs over eight innings, the longest outing from a Thunder starter this year. Phelps' only blemishes were a home run and an RBI double to Adam Loewen, the former Orioles pitcher.

Brandon Laird and Austin Romine each had two hits in the loss.
Box score

High-A: Tampa 7, Charlotte 6; Tampa 2, Charlotte 0; Charlotte 3, Tampa 5
The T-Yanks played a doubleheader on Monday, and there were positive signs all around for Yankees pitching prospects. In Game 1, Andrew Brackman tossed four perfect innings before allowing a pair of longballs to Stephen Vogt and Henry Wrigley. Overall, Brackman allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Walter Ibarra and Jose Pirela each had two hits.

In Game 2, Adam Warren blanked the Stone Crabs over seven innings (a complete game). Eighteen of his 21 outs were grounders, and none were strikeouts. Impressive, but puzzling.
Addison Maruszak was 3-for-3. Ryan Baker and Corban Joseph drove in the T-Yanks' runs.

On Tuesday, Graham Stoneburner couldn't follow up his excellent Tampa debut. Instead, the right-hander allowed four runs in four innings before being relieved by Brandon Braboy and Adam Olbrychowski, the latter of whom was placed on the DL today.

Neil Medchill and Trent Lockwood each doubled, and Jose Pirela drove in two runs.
Monday box score 1
Monday box score 2
Tuesday box score

Low-A: Rome 14, Charleston 6; Rome 7, Charleston 4; Rome 9, Charleston 2
On Monday, in the completion of Sunday's suspended game Dickson Marquez picked up where Sean Black left off. Unfortunately for the RiverDogs, he was nowhere near effective. Marquez and Gabriel Tatis each allowed six runs over a combined four innings.

Luke Murton and Kyle Higashioka each had two doubles, and Zoilo Almonte added a two-bagger. Almonte and Murton drove in two runs apiece.

In Game 2 on Monday, Jairo Heredia got torched for seven runs in five innings. His ERA with Charleston is now 6.94. Rob Lyerly, Jimmy Paredes, Ray Kruml and J.R. Murphy each had doubles in the loss. Murphy's was his first hit since being called up, and it drove in a run.

On Tuesday, Arodys Vizcaino, who probably would have been in the Charleston trade were he not dealt to Atlanta for Javier Vazquez, limited the RiverDogs to three hits over eight walk-free innings. He struck out five.

On the other side, Jose Ramirez allowed six runs (three earned) on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also walked none, and fanned six. His ERA moves to 2.44. Kyle Higashioka and DeAngelo Mack each had two hits -- one of Higashioka's was a double. Kelvin Castro had a triple.

Monday box score 1
Monday box score 2
Tuesday box score

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