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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Game 74: Trenton vs. Portland

Pitching matchup: RHP Sean Black (1-0, 1.50) vs. RHP Matt Barnes (3-4, 5.46)

In the Standings: Trenton is in second place in the Eastern Division, seven games back of Binghamton. Portland is one game behind Trenton for the wild card.

Peter Hissey - RF
Shannon Wilkerson - CF
Garin Cecchini - 3B
Tony Thomas - 2B
Travis Shaw - 1B
J.C. Linares - DH
Kolbrin Vitek - LF
Matt Spring - C
Heiker Meneses - SS
Matt Barnes - RHP

Ramon Flores - LF
Slade Heathcott - CF
Jose Pirela - 2B
Kyle Roller - DH
Reegie Corona - 3B
Andrew Clark - 1B
Jeff Farnham - C
Shane Brown - RF
Francisco Rosario - SS
Sean Black - RHP

NOTES: With its fifth win in a row last night, Trenton has three streaks of five-plus victories this year.  Sean Black, a New Jersey-native and a product of Seton Hall Prep, will make his first start at home this afternoon. He's expected to have 45-plus family members and friends cheering him on. ... Catcher Nick McCoy is cleared for baseball activity after shaking off the effects of a deep bone bruise on his hand. ... Lefty Matt Tracy is dealing with a strain around his lower back/hip area and is still a ways off. ... Same goes for Kevin Mahoney, whose elbow is starting to feel better. He's also not cleared for baseball activity. ... Neil Medchill's ribs are still hurting him and he is also a ways away.


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