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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Game 42 - Thunder vs. Akron

Pitching matchup: LHP Vidal Nuno (NR) vs. RHP Paolo Espino (0-0, 0.00)

In the standings: Third-place Trenton is 3 games back of New Britain and 2.5 games back of Reading in the East. Akron is in first place in the West by 5 games over Harrisburg. 

Tim Fedroff - CF
Ryan Rohlinger - 2B
Adam Abraham - 1B
Chun Chen - DH
Ben Copeland - LF
Juan Diaz - SS
Thomas Neal - RF
Kyle Bellows - 3B
Roberto Perez - C
Paolo Espino - RHP

Abe Almonte - CF
Corban Joseph - 2B
David Adams - DH
Cody Johnson - LF
Luke Murton - 1B
Kevin Mahoney - 3B
Jose Gil - C
Dan Brewer - RF
Yadil Mujica - SS
Vidal Nuno - LHP

Baseball is a hurting thing: With Melky Mesa and Walter Ibarra hitting the shelf before yesterday's game, that makes 15 DL stints for Thunder players this year. The team reached 15 disabled players on June 1 in 2011, although six of those were for either Wilkins Arias, Damon Sublett or Naoya Okamoto, who were often placed on the paper DL to make room for other players. 

Of this year's stints, just one, Jeff Farnham's to begin the season, appears to have been a paper move, which means 12 players have gotten hurt this year. If you'd like to look at it in chronological form, here you go: 

April 5: Jeff Farnham (we'll call it a paper cut)
April 9: Graham Stoneburner: (groin)
April 12: Gustavo Molina (back)
April 12: Rob Lyerly (labrum)
April 12: Jose Pirela (concussion-like symptoms)
April 14: David Adams (sore neck)
April 19: Dan Brewer (hand)
April 20: Zoilo Almonte (hamstring)
April 24: Josh Romanski (blister)
May 6: Walter Ibarra (finger)
May 13: Graham Stoneburner (groin)
May 14: Craig Heyer (arm soreness)
May 18: Cory Arbiso (back strain)
May 21: Melky Mesa (shoulder soreness)
May 21: Walter Ibarra (finger)

Manny, what a relief: A Yankees person told me earlier today that the elbow soreness that landed Manny Banuelos on the DL yesterday is "minor" and that his stint on the disabled list in Scranton is precautionary. 

Catch 'em while you can: Today is Jesus Montero mini-bobblehead night at the park. Yesterday was Francisco Cervelli night, and tomorrow is Austin Romine. I'll give away all the bobbles from this season in a contest at the end of the year.


Blogger Peter Lacock said...

OK, who had Nuno in the pool?

May 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM 

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