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Friday, September 14, 2012

Pregame notes - ELCS Game 3

Pitching matchup: Mikey O'Brien (0-0, 1.80) vs. Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 0.00)

Situation: Trenton is down 2-0 to Akron in the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series.

AKRON 
Jordan Henry - RF
Tyler Holt - CF
Chun Chen - DH
Jesus Aguilar - 1B
Matt Lawson - 2B
Adam Abraham - LF
Ryan Rohlinger - 3B
Davis Stonebuner - SS
Roberto Perez - C
Carlos Carrasco - RHP

TRENTON
Adonis Garcia - CF
Ramon Flores - LF
David Adams - 3B
Zoilo Almonte - RF
Addison Maruszak - SS
J.R. Murphy - C
Kevin Mahoney - 1B
Rob Segedin - DH
Walter Ibarra - 2B
Mikey O'Brien - RHP

Notes: Yes, you read that right. Tyler Austin is out of the lineup after hitting a longball in Game 2. He's replaced by Walter Ibarra, with Kevin Mahoney shifting from second base to first base. Presumably, this is done for two reasons: He's a superior defender and he hits lefties. In 36 at-bats against southpaws this season, Ibarra has put together a .306/.342/.556 line with six doubles and a longball. ... Because the game notes list Zach Nuding as the starter for a possible Game 5, it seems safe to assume that Brett Marshall's season is over. He finishes with 171 1/3 innings, by far a career high. Nuding hasn't pitched since Aug. 31 in Tampa. ... Carrasco, in his third outing of the postseason, will go two innings before turning things over to T.J. House.

Edit - 5:56: Yes, you read *that* right. Tyler Austin is back in the lineup. Initially held out because of a sore ankle that necessitated an MRI, Austin was cleared before the game and re-inserted. He said the ankle, which was wrapped after Game 2 in Akron, is just tired from wear and tear of the season.

Edit - 6:34: I don't even know at this point. Mahoney is now back in for Austin. Something with his ankle between the last update and now must have changed, because he has been re-benched. My goodness. This is like the Dellin Betances/Francisco Rondon start all over again. 

2 Comments:

Blogger Peter Lacock said...

Need a couple productive innings vs. Carrasco and get off to a good start tonight.

September 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who won the bobble heads?

September 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM 

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