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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thunder release 2012 schedule

(TRENTON, NJ) Even with 14 home games remaining in the 2011 season, the first seeds of the 2012 campaign were sown on Tuesday afternoon as the Trenton Thunder, Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, released next year's schedule.

The Thunder will begin the 2012 season at home against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) on Thursday, April 5 at 7:05 pm. The team will play their last home game on Thursday, August 30 at 7:05 pm against New Britain (Minnesota Twins). The season will end in Binghamton (NY Mets) on September 3 at 1:05 pm.

The Thunder will face their top rivals 24 times at home. The Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Portland Sea Dogs, will visit Trenton 14 times in 2012. The Sea Dogs will make their first trip April 9-11 followed by May 10-13, June 22-25 and July 7-9. Philadelphia Phillies fans can catch the Reading Phillies in Trenton for seven games next season, July 19-22 and August 7-9. The Binghamton Mets (NY Mets) will visit Trenton for just one series, June 8-10.

The Thunder will play 13 home games in April, 14 in May, 14 in June, 15 in July, and 15 in August. The team plays 71 home games against all 11 Eastern League teams.

The standard game time will remain at 7:05 pm for night games. The first Saturday of the season, April 16, will begin at 1:05 pm and Saturday, April 21 will begin at 5:05 pm. All other Saturday games will start at 7:05 pm. Sunday games will start at 1:05 pm with the exception of the final two Sundays of the season, July 29 and August 19, which will begin at 5:05 pm.

Mid-week day games will return in 2011, with the first one, a 10:35 am "Education Day" slated for Wednesday, April 11. Education Days will also be held on on Thursday, April 26 and Monday, June 4. Popular 12:05 pm day games are scheduled for Monday, July 9, Thursday, August 2, Wednesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 22.

The schedule of fireworks dates and promotions will be released at a later date.



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