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Trenton rules the Eastern League

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

trenton_thunder_logo.jpgThe Trenton Thunder have repeated as Eastern League champions, beating Akron 5-1 tonight at Waterfront Park.

Jeff Marquez went six innings for the win, allowing one run. Jason Jones finished up with three perfect innings of relief. Reegie Corona, Austin Jackson, P.J. Pilittere and Kevin Russo drove in the runs.

Mike Ashmore, who has done a great job covering the Thunder all season, has all the details on his blog.

That’s two minor-league titles for the Yankees. Good job by Mark Newman and his staff.

Scranton will face Sacramento in the Triple-A Bricktown Showdown on Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

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74 Responses to “Trenton rules the Eastern League”

  1. pete's typewriter September 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    good to see at least one Yankee team can win.

  2. Jeff NJ September 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    the future is bright?

  3. UtilityMan(#33 for AROD in 09) September 14th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Awesome Team this Year in Trenton
    Another Great Job by Tony Franklin!
    First SCranton…….Now Trenton!!!

  4. Ford Motor company September 14th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    A dynasty down in Trenton!

    lol

  5. Ford Motor company September 14th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    lol

  6. ray (sox fan) September 14th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I had the opportunity to watch the Trenton team in the last game against the Portland Seadogs (the Sox AA team)

    I have to admit that I was impressed with Jackson and others. As a Sox fan I have no doubt that with the combination of free agent signings such as possibly CC and others along with the obvious talent in the Yankee minor league teams the Yankees will field a very good team next year.

  7. Chris C. September 14th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    This also shows what a disappointment the single A team is.

  8. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Does this mean that we’re taking on the children of the genius himself, Billy Beane?

  9. Chris C. September 14th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Bricktown “one game” Showdown, what a stupid idea.

  10. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    So, how does this show what a disappointment the Single A team is?

  11. RalphieD September 14th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    “This also shows what a disappointment the single A team is.”

    is every yankee team expected to make the playoffs

  12. mel September 14th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats to both Trenton and Scranton.

    Nice article by Jennings about all the players involved in the long, winning season.

    http://tinyurl.com/6hlor2

  13. mel September 14th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Chris C,

    You got hemmoroids (can I say that, Pete?) are something? Jeez. Complain, complain, complain.

  14. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    The Single A teams have been raided all season to replace injured and promoted players. I’d say that the farm system had a pretty good season. Unless there are major promotions from Charlesto to AA and AAA next year, the Tampa team should be a powerhouse, along with Trenton and Scranton. Really looking forward to seeing this year’s draftees, like Muruszak and Venditte, among others, playing in Charleston next year.

  15. mel September 14th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    -Scary eyes @ Aceves
    -Gavin Floyd @ Pettitte
    -Some kid that’s happy that he’s pitching against someone with a higher ERA @ Hughes
    -TBA @ Pavano in a pinstriped hospital gown

    Boston opens up a 3 game set @ the Trop. Dice-K @ Kazmir. Can the Rays recover from a Yankee thrashing?

  16. Trevor September 14th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Tampa team next year: Romine, Montero, Laird, Suttle?, Brackman, Betances. Too bad for Angelini who will not get promoted. Maybe if he does well at the start he’ll be in Tampa mid season.
    It wouldn’t surprise me though if Romine and Montero are in AA by July.

  17. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Ford Motor company

    Why must you post a one sentence statement, followed by another post with lol? You’ve done this dozens of times, so it isn’t like it was an accident.

  18. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    The AA clutch players :)

    (Ofcourse Austin Jackson game 3 and being coined “Superman”)
    but also….

    Colin Curtis .414 AVG (IMO was the most clutch hitter in the playoffs for Trenton)

    PJ Pilittere .333 AVG (2nd most clutch performer, had big hits)

    Ramiro Pena .345 AVG (3rd most clutch performer and did it under the radar)

  19. Josh September 14th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    For anyone who is interested – Zambrano pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Astros. This is his first start in two weeks.

  20. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Humberto Sanchez to the big leagues. Kevin Russo and Ramiro Pena to Scranton.

    Tony Franklin also up in the bigs and will be in uniform.

  21. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Humberto Sanchez to the big leagues. Kevin Russo and Ramiro Pena to Scranton.

    Tony Franklin also up in the bigs and will be in uniform.

  22. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Brandon beat ya to it. :P

  23. gayle September 14th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    can anyone say sweep? How bout them phillies. Was there for the afternoon game and either they are getting hot at the right time again or Milwaukee just looks really dead.

    By the way it is really mice seeing baseball through a four year old first time. It is not about winning or losing but the pure enjoyment of being in a baseball park seeing a game, having hot dog and popcorn LOL.

  24. you gotta have faith (i miss posada)(phil coke is awesome) September 14th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    “-Some kid that’s happy that he’s pitching against someone with a higher ERA @ Hughes
    -TBA @ Pavano in a pinstriped hospital gown”

    i laughed out loud to that haha

    doesnt moose pitch that day, not pavano?

  25. gayle September 14th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    thanks carlos for nothing you were a joke your last two starts and caused me to miss the playoffs in our fantasy league on the fourth tie breaker if you had done anything I would have been there

  26. pat September 14th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Girardi just said on the Joe Girardi show on YES that if there was a player that he didn’t feel was playing hard he would let the player know but wouldn’t let the media know.

    Did Girardi mistake Kim Jones for Robinson Cano today?

  27. HR Predictions September 14th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    congrats to scranton and trenton, now the yanks need to return the favor

  28. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 14th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I am getting it handed to me this week.

    T. Lincecum P alone had 71 points!!!

  29. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Brandon beat ya to it.

    I’m getting old :\

  30. Forntoso September 14th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Go Phillies… unseat the Mets!

    Brewers have really faded… its the CC Sabathia show and thats it.

  31. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    thanks carlos for nothing you were a joke your last two starts and caused me to miss the playoffs in our fantasy league on the fourth tie breaker if you had done anything I would have been there

    That’s nothing try having Billy Wagner on your team because you needed Pujols bat first in the draft YOU THINK THAT’S A JOY :evil:

  32. Josh September 14th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Now 8 innings of no-hit ball from Zambrano.

  33. E-Rod September 14th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Zombrano – no hitter through 8

  34. ben"21" September 14th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    AUSTIN JACKSON—Next Major league Center fielder of the New York Yankees

  35. Art Vandelay September 14th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I live in Sacramento and walking distance from their AAA team’s home ballpark. I’ve gone to a couple of games this year and root for them every time. They have a great ballpark and field a great team every year. And yes, they are Billy Beane’s top minor league ball club.

    But I’ve been a Yankee fan all my life and they always come first. So here’s hoping that Scranton beats Sacramento this week.

    Go Yankees!

  36. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    AUSTIN JACKSON—Next Major league Center fielder of the New York Yankees

    I agree in mid-July of 2009.

  37. Tank September 14th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Can’t wait to see Sanchez up here.

  38. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    ESPN has live look-in on Cubs game.

  39. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Zambrano only needs 1 more out..

  40. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Can’t wait to see Sanchez up here.

    Niether can he. He is a Bronx native.

  41. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Whoa, my brother just told me to turn on ESPN.

    Come on Zambrano!

  42. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Turn on ESPN FAST people!

  43. mel September 14th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Sanchez could take Price. Literally.

  44. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and hopefully the offense won't be so offensive. September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    He did it!!

  45. Christina September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    this is insane!

  46. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I wish they would have rewarded Colin Curtis and PJ Pilittere they were amazing in the AA playoffs the most clutch hitters in the big games.

  47. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Wow, he did it! No-hitter!

    How come we ended up with the wrong Zambrano?

  48. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations!

    Good day to be a Cubs fan. Think maybe they’re destined to do something this year?

  49. Christina September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    wow no hitter– amazing!

  50. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Big Z no hits the Astros.

  51. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Trevor
    September 14th, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    Tampa team next year: Romine, Montero, Laird, Suttle?, Brackman, Betances. Too bad for Angelini who will not get promoted. Maybe if he does well at the start he’ll be in Tampa mid season.
    It wouldn’t surprise me though if Romine and Montero are in AA by July.

    ________________________________________________

    Judging by Muruszak’s numbers while at Staten Island, and watching Angelini play shortstop, it would be a real surprise to see Angelini moved to the outfield. Very good arm and outstanding speed. The bat will come as he matures. Shows some decent power at times….gap power.

  52. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I feel bad for Houston having to have thier home games sent to Milwaukee not fair at all.

  53. Ed - strange things happens in baseball September 14th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    the rookie catcher, Soto had done a good job.

  54. LLIME September 14th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    LOL Too funny

    Zombrano no-hits the Astros at their ‘home turf’ in Milwaukee.

  55. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    ***wouldn’t be a real surprise***

  56. mel September 14th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Boo. Congratulations of course to the Big Z, but I want the Astros and the Phillies to edge out the Brewers and Mets.

    I know he’s great, but I can’t help but think that the Astros had other things on their minds tonight.

  57. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    The Astros had a home game in Milwaukee infront of 45,000 Cub fans…pathetic job by MLB, they couldn’t find them a better neutral site. To think what those players are going through right now. :x

  58. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 14th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Soto is one of the best catching talents to come up in ages.

    He will be something.

  59. sw September 14th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Funny listening to the Houston announcers note dourly, “look at this neutral site” while panning the crowd of Cubs fans.

  60. you gotta have faith (i miss posada)(phil coke is awesome) September 14th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    well i guess the big z’s arm isnt feeling that tierd after all lol :)

  61. Tank September 14th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    They couldn’t play the games in Arlington? The Rangers were in Oakland this weekend. Are they not allowed to play in an AL park?

  62. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Just when Cecil Cooper had his team playing great ball. I hope they channel what the Yankees did in 2001. Atleast win the WC.

  63. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    They couldn’t play the games in Arlington? The Rangers were in Oakland this weekend. Are they not allowed to play in an AL park?

    All of Texas is busted right now.

  64. R-Tek September 14th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Whatever happened to Eddie Kunz? Shouldn’t they be trying to see if he can be the closer?

  65. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 14th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Nevermind the Ballpark in Arlington was a choice don’t know why they chose Milwaukee.

  66. R-Tek September 14th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Yeah I was going to say… the Cowboys are playing tomorrow night so the area should be ok

  67. JoeT 28 in 09.... I guess I need to change that :( September 14th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Add the Big Z to the list of pitchers we should sign!!

  68. Nick in SF September 14th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Nah, it makes perfect sense to play the game within easy driving distance of the ‘visiting’ team’s fans.

    It makes perfect sense in Bud Selig’s MLB, that is.

  69. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    With the way the weather is all over the mid-west, I’m sure that looking for a domed stadium was what came to mind.

  70. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Soto is the best all around catching prospect to hit the majors since Posada, and Kurt Suzuki of Oakland won’t be far behind.

  71. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    OOOOPS. Make that Joe Mauer instead of Posada.

  72. AJ from princeton September 15th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    hey fatso, no one cares that you like the patriots, fyi

  73. EY September 15th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    The two championships down in our minors this year may very well translate to #27 in the very near future.

  74. zellyanks91 September 15th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Really nice to see the Yankees Minor League teams winning all these titles.

    Kevin

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