Maruszak, Suttle Power Trenton Thunder To 4-1 Win Over Fisher Cats

30 04 2011

The Trenton Thunder offense exploded on Fireworks Night.

Addison Maruszak hit a two-run homerun in the 5th inning, and Bradley Suttle added a solo blast of his own as the Thunder (10-12) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-9) by a score of 4-1 Saturday at Waterfront Park.

The powerful offensive display helped to bolster a shaky start by Manny Banuelos. The lefty prospect went four-and-two-thirds innings, surrendering the Fisher Cats’ lone run on three hits, two walks, and three strikeouts over 88 pitches. Read the rest of this entry »


New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Trenton Thunder: Live Blog

30 04 2011

Manny Banuelos makes the start for Trenton tonight.

It’s a beautiful day for baseball here at Waterfront Park, where the Trenton Thunder will be playing host to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (the AA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). The Thunder went 1-3 in their last series against the Fisher Cats (4/7 – 4/10), but defeated them last night by a score of 6-2.

Manny Banuelos (0-0, 1.42 ERA) will square off against Joel Carreno (0-2, 7.02) tonight. First pitch at 7:05 pm.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

THUNDER LINEUP: Krum LF, Brewer RF, Romine C, Suttle 3B, Mesa CF, Joseph 2B, Pirela SS, Kruml DH, Maruszak 1B

FISHER CATS LINEUP: Hechavarria SS, Gose 1B, McDade 1B, Sierra RF, Stansberry 3B, Sobolewski DH, Tolisano LF, Gomes C, Crabbe 2B Read the rest of this entry »

Richmond Flying Squirrels at Trenton Thunder: Live Blog

19 04 2011

Manny Banuelos makes his second start for the Trenton Thunder tonight.

We’re here at Waterfront Park in Trenton, NJ for tonight’s contest between the Trenton Thunder and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Hyped pitching prospect Manny Banuelos (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for the Thunder. He’ll be going up against Daryl Maday (0-1, 5.06 ERA).

–Note: Since NJ Transit’s RiverLINE service shuts down at 10:00, I had to unfortunately cut the live blog short to make sure I don’t spend the night at the Trenton train station. Once I get back to NYC, I will post the final score below, with any newsworthy developments.–

Here’s tonight’s starting lineups:

TRENTON LINEUP: Krum LF, Pirela SS, Romine C, Suttle 3B, Johnson DH, Mesa CF, Joseph 2B, Maruszak 1B, Kruml RF.

FLYING SQUIRRELS LINEUP: Christian DH, Culberson 2B, Flors 3B, Koshansky 1B, McBryde RF, Kieschnick LF, Perez CF, Monell C, Weeks SS.

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Trenton Thunder Reveal 2011 Roster

11 04 2011
Manny Banuelos

Expect young prospect Manny Banuelos to hone his craft with the Thunder this season.

Earlier this week, the Trenton Thunder released their final roster. Below is the complete list, followed by my reactions and thoughts as the Eastern League season gets underway:

PITCHERS: Cory Arbiso, Wilkins Arias, Manny Banuelos^, Dellin Betances*, Jeremy Bleich**, Grant Duff**, Steve Garrison*, Shaeffer Hall, Fernando Hernandez, Craig Heyer, Alan Horne**, Kei Igawa, Tim Norton, Naoya Okamoto, Graham Stoneburner, Pat Venditte

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