The Thunder yesterday placed Brett Marshall on the 7-Day disabled list, retroactive to June 17. That's a huge blow for a pitching staff that's already been wracked with injuries.
That leaves Shaeffer Hall as the only member of the Trenton staff who's stayed off the shelf this season.
Marshall was 7-3 this season with a 2.99 ERA in 14 starts. Over 84 1/3 innings, Marshall had allowed 76 hits, struck out 51 and walked 29.
He allowed six runs (five earned) in his last start, on Saturday, on seven hits and four walks. He also hit two batters.
Marshall is replaced in the rotation by right-hander Ricky Orta, a former fourth-rounder of the Seattle Mariners back in 2006. He had elbow surgery in 2010 and missed the entire season. Orta was signed last offseason by the Rays as a minor league free agent and spent the year in the Gulf Coast League, where he posted a 1.12 ERA over four starts.