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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Postgame Notes - June 24

Final score: Erie 11, Trenton 4

Synopsis: After winning five in a row, Trenton has lost its last two by a combined score of 22-4 and has scored in just one of its last 18 innings. They've also made several careless plays in the field and on the bases. Point is, it hasn't been good. 

What went right: Not much. The Thunder got four straight hits in the fourth and scored four runs, two of which came on a double from the white-hot Jose Pirela. He's hitting .429/.487/.714 over his last 10 games. 

What went wrong: A lot. Shane Greene, in his home debut, was handed a three-run lead after the fourth inning and gave it all back in the fifth. That can't happen. It didn't help that his team simply wasn't making plays behind him. 

There were plenty of balls that fielders got to but couldn't do anything with thereafter. There was a botched rundown. There was a potential fielder's choice that turned into nothing when Kyle Roller's throw pulled Carmen Angelini off the bag.  

Slade Heathcott also got picked off of first trying to steal second in a 9-4 game. That cannot happen. It was sloppy baseball all around, and it was the second day in a row the Thunder have put forth such a performance. 

"We're better than that. We've got to play better than that," manager Tony Franklin said. "When you make mistakes the way we've been making them defensively, we're going to have poor games like that.  We've got to play better."

That about sums it up, doesn't it?

Picks to click: Here are Nick Peruffo's gamer and notes from yesterday. 

Flick to Click: Here's my highlight reel from yesterday.


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