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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 2 wrap-up

Today didn't quite go as planned. I was looking forward to taking some BP video this morning, then heading over to Clearwater, where Trenton was scheduled to tangle with Phillies minor leaguers. Instead, it rained last night, and the Yankees opted for a camp day instead. 

To make matters more interesting, CC Sabathia started for Trenton instead of a minor leaguer. Nik Turley did start for the opposing Scranton group, so at least I got a brief look at one probable member of Trenton's rotation.

Here are some videos from the day that was:

Trenton is scheduled to stay at home tomorrow against the Phillies' minor leaguers, so I'll have coverage of that. Plus, afterward I'm heading over to the big league to talk with Vidal Nuno about his excellent spring. 

I filed two stories today, one on Chien-Ming Wang's tryout and possible return to the Yankees, and the other about Cody Johnson envisioning himself aiming for Yankee Stadium's short porch. I'll link those when they're online. 

Other news and notes from around the fields today: 

- Nardi Contreras, newly deemed senior pitching instructor, will work mostly with the Dominican pitchers. He'll spend 12 days a month in the Dominican Republic and the rest of the time in Tampa working with pitchers. 

- Infielder David Adams was on hand for the intrasquad games, but was not in uniform. 

- Jairo Heredia threw in one of the other intrasquad games. He missed all of last season with an injury that has been described as "internal." His velocity sat between 88 and 90 miles per hour, according to a charting pitcher. 

- Briefly saw Bryan Mitchell, a strong-armed youngster who, if he improves his command, could be with Trenton in the second half of the year. His fastball was at 94 and his curveball was in the high-70s. 

- Talked briefly with Thunder manager Tony Franklin today. It's too early to cement much of anything yet in the way of full-season assignments, but he mentioned names like Tyler Austin, Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller among those who could be here this season. None of those names are surprising, but it helps to hear them mentioned by the manager. 


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