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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Game 130 - Thunder vs. Altoona

Pitching matchup: RHP Dellin Betances (3-3, 6.15) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (3-5, 3.19)

In the standings: First-place Trenton is five games up on both New Britain and Reading in the East. Altoona is 14 games behind Akron in the West.

Adalberto Santos - LF
Ramon Cabrera - C
Andrew Lambo - RF
Matt Curry - 1B
Oscar Tejeda - 2B
Charlie Cutler - DH
Quincy Latimore - CF
Stefan Welch - 3B
Drew Maggi - SS
Gerrit Cole - RHP

Adonis Garcia - CF
David Adams - 3B
Zoilo Almonte - RF
Luke Murton - DH
Addison Maruszak - SS
Kevin Mahoney - 1B
Rob Segedin - LF
Jose Gil - C
Walter Ibarra - 2B
Dellin Betances - RHP

NOTES: Once again, Tony Franklin was very angry with his team last night. “I expect more,” he said after the game. “I expect a lot more than what happened out there tonight. If we continue to play that way, I don’t expect us to win a game. ... It comes down to this: either we are going to be a better team or we’re not,” Franklin said. “If we play better we’ll be better, but we can’t continue to make mistakes like that. Inexcusable.”

The Thunder will try to get things straightened out with Dellin Betances on the bump. Betances, who has allowed 15 earned runs in his last eight innings, is making his 11th start with Trenton since being bumped down from Triple-A. 

Altoona will counter with Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top arm, who blanked the Thunder on July 31 at Waterfront Park and did the same on Aug. 10 in Altoona. In 11 1/3 innings against Trenton, Cole has allowed just six hits and has fanned a dozen against four walks. 

Cole's third outing against the Thunder comes a day after they were silenced by Jameson Taillon in his Double-A debut. Taillon, the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, fanned six and walked none over five innings. 

Below are strikeout reels from last night from both Taillon and Thunder starter Brett Marshall, who fanned seven, five of which I recorded. 


Anonymous ja-ram said...

Josh, are you at the Trenton game, and if so, will you take video of both Betances and Cole? Thanks.

August 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM 

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