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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Game 3 - Thunder vs. New Hampshire

I'm not working this game today, but I will be in the stands taking a lot of video. Nick Peruffo is putting the words together for The Trentonian, and I'll link to his stuff in the postgame wrap-up. You can follow him at @nickperuffo for in-game updates. 

In any case, here are the lineups for today: 

New Hampshire
Kevin Howard - 3B
Jonathan Diaz - SS
Brian Van Kirk - LF
Brad Glenn - RF
Mike McDade - DH
Koby Clemens - 1B
Ryan Goins - 2B
Brian Jeroloman - C
Brad McElroy - CF
Deck McGuire - SP

Jose Pirela - 2B
Ronnier Mustelier - 3B
Dan Brewer - LF
Zoilo Almonte - RF
Rob Lyerly - 1B
Melky Mesa - CF
Cody Johnson - DH
Jose Gil - C
Addison Maruszak - SS
Brett Marshall - SP

NOTES: Yep, that's Maruszak at short, the position at which he was drafted. He said before the game that it would be like "riding a bicycle" when it came to re-adjusted. Plus, he got some time again there in spring training. In his career, the only he hasn't played is center field. Soon enough, Addison, soon enough. 

Craig Heyer's back, too. They told him he would be one and done at Scranton before he left, so the return was expected. He'll pitch Tuesday. 

Cool note from Jay Burnham, the Thunder's director of broadcasting: The father of today's New Hampshire starting pitcher, Deck McGuire, was a Sunday school teacher years ago in Virginia. One of his students back then? None other than last night's Thunder starter, Graham Stoneburner. 

Speaking of McGuire, if you're wondering where the name "Deck" comes from, it's actually his middle name, and it's his mother's maiden name, too.

Update - 4:11: So, if you left after the third inning, like I did, because I had to go to work, you missed a great deal. When I left, Cody Johnson had one home run. By the time the game was over, he and Rob Lyerly each had a pair of longballs. Jose Gil, Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte each had home runs, too, for a total of seven.

The output eclipsed the Thunder's franchise record for power outbursts, and gave the team its first win of the year heading into the Easter off day. Here's some video I took before I left, including an RBI single from Zoilo Almonte, Brett Marshall's first Double-A strikeout, Jose Pirela's leadoff triple, and Johnson's first home run.

Now, courtesy of the Thunder's *excellent* production crew, check out video of all seven bombs. Truly, people, you won't find much better coverage, be it with video or radio, than the Thunder have. Either way, check out this:


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