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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Postgame Notes - April 14
Final score: Trenton 15, Richmond 1
Synopsis: The Thunder's bats went berserk, Caleb Cotham stayed afloat, the bullpen pitched four more innings of shutout ball and Trenton scored a sweep of Richmond.
The Good: Pretty much everything, again. Tyler Austin, J.R. Murphy and Walter Ibarra each had three hits, and Ramon Flores, Rob Segedin and Kevin Mahoney had a pair apiece. The team as a whole drew nine walks -- including three for Jose Pirela and each for Kyle Roller and Flores. The only hitter who didn't get on base was Neil Medchill, and he still leads the team with a .361 average.
Shaeffer Hall and Kelvin Perez kept their scoreless streaks alive -- Hall is at 7 2/3 innings, Perez is at 7 -- and Josh Romanski finished the game with two shutout innings.
The four-game sweep of the Squirrels is the Thunder's first since July 2010.
The Bad: Cotham battled command issues throughout his start, hence his removal after four innings and 77 pitches. He was bailed out by an early 1-2-3 double play, which kept the Squirrels off the scoreboard and preceded the Thunder's huge second inning.