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Saturday, September 8, 2012

ELDS Game 4 - Pregame notes

Pitching matchup: LHP Nik Turley (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Adam Morgan (0-0, 0.00)

Situation: The Thunder are up 2-1 on Reading in the best-of-five Eastern League Division Series.

Tyson Gillies - CF
Cody Asche - 3B
Darin Ruf - LF
Tug Hulett - 1B
Leandro Castro - RF
Tommy Joseph - C
Miguel Abreu - 2B
Jiwan James - DH
Troy Hanzawa - SS
Adam Morgan - LHP

Adonis Garcia - CF
Ramon Flores - LF
David Adams - 3B
Zoilo Almonte - RF
Addison Maruszak - SS
J.R. Murphy - C
Tyler Austin - 1B
Rob Segedin - DH
Walter Ibarra - 2B
Nik Turley - LHP

Notes: With all the weather in the area, the obvious question is: Would Trenton consider starting Brett Marshall in a possible Game 5 on Monday? The answer is yes.

"Absolutely," manager Tony Franklin said. "We probably could. We probably would. It just makes sense to do it. That's just my thinking right now. That could change."

For his part, Marshall says he'd be ready to go, if the need arises.

"I threw a bullpen today and it felt great," he said. "I think it felt like it was one of my best bullpens all year. I think if I stay like I did today, I think I'll be good." 

Obviously, the weather right now is poor, and it's the same all over the area. If the Thunder do play tonight, it won't be for a long while. It might make the most sense to simply cancel this one quickly and get it in tomorrow, when the forecast looks perfect.

Edit, Sunday - 1:22: Well, yesterday was obviously rained out. The lineups for today are exactly as they were yesterday, so one just needs to look above. Also, it has been confirmed that Marshall and Austin Hyatt are tomorrow's starters if it is necessary.


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