Run by Josh Norris, The Trentonian's Thunder beat writer, this blog will cover the team, as well as the Eastern League and Minor League Baseball as a whole.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Postgame Notes - Game 1 ELCS
Final score: Akron 3, Trenton 0
Synopsis: Trenton got three hits all night long, and the Aeros scored twice in the second on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly. That gave starter Paolo Espino all he'd need and more. Brett Marshall was solid, but Espino, Shawn Armstrong and Preston Guilmet were simply better.
Higher and higher: With the outing, Marshall's new career high for innings in a season keeps rising. He's at 171 1/3 now, 31 more than his previous peak. If the series goes to a fifth game, he'll get the ball again.
Aardsmania, Part Troix: David Aardsma loaded the bases with nobody out but wriggled free with a whiff and a double play. He'll pitch again on Friday in Game 3 and again in Game 4 if the series gets that far.
What a pen, what a pen, what a mighty good pen: Aardsma and Tommy Kahnle each fired scoreless frames, keeping the Thunder's relievers at one run for the entire postseason.
A Paolo Creed: Akron's righty handcuffed the Thunder, holding them to two hits over seven innings with three punchouts. Considering he'd allowed seven runs to them in two Aeros losses this year, that's a pretty neat trick.