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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Game 123 - pregame notes

Pitching matchup: RHP Shane Greene (6-3, 3.11) vs. RHP Rob Gilliam (3-6, 4.50)

In the standings: The Thunder have won six in a row and are in second place in the EL East, 105 back of Binghamton. Harrisburg is tied with Erie for first in the West.

Flores CF
Angelini SS
G. Sanchez C
Roller DH
Pirela 2B
Stevenson LF
Y. Sanchez RF
Butler 1B
Corona 3B

Burns CF
Nicol LF
Bloxom 1B
Hague 2B
Jeroloman DH
Rivero 3B
Head RF
Martinson SS
Leon C

NOTES: Big news today, of course, is the promotion of much-hyped outfielder Mason Williams (Ben Gamel and Rigoberto Arrebato were also promoted, and Cody Grice was sent down to Tampa). Reading the tea leaves, it seems likely that the injury to Slade Heathcott was a big contributing factor to the decision to promote Williams. A little over a month ago, Mark Newman told reporters here that neither Gary Sanchez or Williams would be called up to Trenton, which just reinforces that A) things change quickly and B) front office types are not under much real obligation to be particularly forthcoming with media types. Anyway, here is some video of Tony Franklin talking about Williams. 

Williams flew up from Tampa early this morning and so won't play tonight. That, combined with the versatile Grice being sent down, gives the Thunder outfield and interesting look, with Ramon Flores out of his tradition left field and in center.


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