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

Monday, November 29, 2010

Top 10 Games of the Year - No. 7

Every Monday, Minor Matters will run down the top 10 games of the Thunder's 2010 season. In a year that saw eight of Baseball America's 16 pitchers (excluding Mike Dunn and Arodys Vizcaino, who were out of the organization) in their top 30, not to mention Austin Romine and Brandon Laird, there are plenty of good choices to go around.

No. 7 - The Joseph Brothers Reunion

RECAP: Once David Adams went down with an ankle/foot injury in May, it was only a matter of time before Corban Joseph, another hot Yankees second base prospect, was called to Double-A. When it happened in early August, it put a reunion with older brother Caleb, an Orioles catching prospect, on the horizon.

Bowie came to Waterfront Park on Aug. 17, and so did the entire Joseph family. His father wore a Yankees windbreaker with an Orioles cap, and his sister wore a white T-Shirt decorated with both brothers' names, as well as logos from the Yankees and Orioles.

When Corban took his first at-bat, he tapped his brother on the shinguard and gave him a few words before going about his business.

Other Yankees prospects have siblings hanging around the minor leagues: Austin Romine's brother Andrew is in the Angels' system, and Graham Stoneburner's brother Davis is a Rangers prospect. Former Thunder infielder Matt Cusick's brother Jeff was a Phillies draftee.

Now that Cusick is gone, however, none have the potential to play against their brother in the Eastern League like Caleb and Corban did for those three summer nights.

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REACTION: “I think it’s a big deal. I really think it’s a big deal. You never expect it to happen a lot, but you think about it a lot when you’re a youngster. … Fortunately sometimes it does happen, and it’s happening now.” -- Tony Franklin

“It was an exciting moment. It was the first time ever. I was more focused on what the pitcher was trying to do, but (Caleb) was joking with me, so that kind of helped me relax a little bit.” -- Corban Joseph

AFTERWARD: Caleb won the battle that night, posting three singles and two runs scored against Corban's lone knock. Eventually, though, Corban won the war. Bowie flamed out in its attempt to make the Eastern League West playoffs, while the Thunder took their season to the ELCS, where they lost to the Altoona Curve. Unfortunately, Corban injured his wrist during the season's final series and couldn't take part in the playoffs or the Arizona Fall League, where he was slated to head after the season.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff.

I just want to say thank you for all the work you've put into this blog. I can tell you that prospect/Yankees fans link to it often as your combination of text, audio and video is essentially unparalleled.

Please keep up the good work knowing that there is a healthy group of Yankee fans relying on your info.


November 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM 

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