TRENTON, N.J. – There has been a lot of talk around the Double-A Trenton Thunder clubhouse this week about the April weather and learning to play in the cold.
The adage, as Thunder manager tells his Yankees prospects is, “It’s not any warmer in New York this time of years, it’s something you have to get used to.’’
Baseball is seriously meant to be played under a warm...
The Thunder began their 20th season of existence with a six-game road trip against Eastern League foes, Portland and New Hampshire. After going 3-3 on their trek, they return home to Arm & Hammer Park tonight to host the Richmond Flying Squirrels (4-3) in their home opener.
Reigning Eastern League Manager of the Year Tony Franklin, entering his seventh season at the helm will...
Angelo Gumbs (MiLB.com)
Final Score: Pawtucket 9, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4
WP: Villarreal (1-0) LP: Romanski (0-1)
CF Melky Mesa 1-2, R, SB
C Austin Romine 2-4, R, RBI
RF Thomas Neal 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
SP Dellin Betances 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RP Ryan Pope 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K
RP Josh Romanski...
Much of the success that propelled the 2012 Trenton Thunder into the Eastern League Championship hinged on a mash unit offense that lead the league in home runs with 162 coupled with a quality starting pitching staff that was anchored by stellar seasons from All-Star Brett Marshall (13-7, 3.52 ERA) and Vidal Nuno (9-5, 2.45 ERA). With both Marshall and Nuno ticketed to begin the...
Black pitching for the Staten Island Yankees last season (Photo courtesy of SILive.com)
That seemingly endless string of Yankees threading the baseline during the National Anthem just got a little shorter. The LoHud Yankee Blog reports that the first round of Yankee cuts are in:
Corey Black | RHP
Matt Daley | RHP
Nick Goody | RHP
Shane Greene | RHP
Bryan Mitchell | RHP
Everybody’s aware that, by and large, spring-training results are meaningless. Not everybody always acts like it, but everybody gets it, on some level. The stats don’t really matter, and the wins and losses don’t really matter. But spring training can still serve some purposes, for us as fans. As we discussed yesterday, spring training can generate highlights as good or almost...
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder is (inexplicably) fighting for a job this winter after the team signed veteran Delmon Young (who hasn't played in a spring game yet after offseason ankle surgery). Brown is having himself a solid spring so far, and on Tuesday, he hit his second homer of the preseason. This shot, a solo blast off of Zach Nuding of the Yankees, actually cleared...