.@bkell721 has done it!!!!!!!!— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) August 1, 2019
A 7-inning no-hitter for Brian Keller in our 2-0 win over @AltoonaCurve
This is the 8th no-hitter in the @EasternLeague this season and our 6th in franchise history! #PinstripePride pic.twitter.com/S38uvxaD0T
News & Notes
- For those looking for something more in-depth on the farm system, I broke it down post-trade deadline Thursday with closer looks at Estevan Florial, Clarke Schmidt, Canaan Smith and others. Check it out!
- I guess I should have mentioned Brian Keller, who has had a strong season despite being a former 39th-round pick … and now has a no-hitter to his credit!!! Trenton had a combined no-hitter started by Deivi Garcia earlier this year, while Trevor Stephan had a seven-inning no-no for Tampa last week.
- For more on Keller’s no-hitter, here’s the MiLB.com article talking to him, and here are his postgame comments in full.
- On Wednesday, Charleston activated C Eduardo Navas from the IL and placed RF Frederick Cuevas on the IL.
- Tarpons RHP Frank German began a rehab assignment in the GCL.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: (5-3 loss to Rochester)
- Starter: LHP Daniel Camarena: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 7/4 GB/FB — 70 of 106 pitches (66%) were strikes … Camarena’s ERA went down one point to 6.20.
- In Relief: RHP Brady Lail: 1 IP, solo homer, 1 K
- In Relief: RHP Domingo Acevedo: 1 IP, 1 H, zeros, 1 K
- Hitting Star: C Francisco Arcia: 1-for-2, Sac Fly, BB, GIDP
- On Deck: 2B Wendell Rijo and 3B Mandy Alvarez: 2-for-4
- On Deck: DH Mike Ford: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP
- Notables: LF Clint Frazier went 1-for-5 with 1 K… RF Trey Amburgey went 1-for-4 with 1 R, 1 BB and 1 K.
- Starter: RHP Brian Keller: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 7/5 GB/FB — 53 of 70 (76%) pitches were strikes … YOOOOO WE GOT A NO-NO!!! The former 39th-round pick has a 2.32 ERA in 42.2 IP with Trenton … He had an 8 IP, 1 H game last year and 9 IP, 2 H game two years ago.
- Hitting Star: DH Ben Ruta: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI
- On Deck: SS Kyle Holder: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 R
- On Deck: CF Matt Lipka: 2-for-2, 1 CS
- Notables: 1B Brandon Wagner went 1-for-2 with a 2B, R and K … RF Rashad Crawford went 1-for-3 with a 1 R, 1 SB and 1 K … SS Kyle Holder and 2B Hoy Jun Park went 0-for-2 with a BB.
Double-A Trenton Thunder Game 2: (4-2 loss to Altoona) … Makeup of May 30 rainout.
- Starter: RHP Shawn Semple: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 5/5GB/FB — 81 of 114 (71%) pitches were strikes … Longest outing of his pro career by IP and pitches (previous high was 101 in his last start)
- Hitting Star: 1B Chris Gittens: 1-for-3, 2-run 2B, 1 K
- On Deck: 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB
- Notables: SS Kyle Holder went 1-for-3 … RF Ben Ruta went 1-for-3 with a R … LF Rashad Crawford went 1-for-3 with 2 K.
High-A Tampa Tarpons had its doubleheader postponed by rain and will now have twin bills on Aug. 23 and 25 against Lakeland.
Single-A Charleston Riverdogs: (2-1 walk-off win over Hickory) … Bases loaded single with two outs in the ninth.
- Starter: RHP Roansy Contreras: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 56 of 95 (59%) pitches were strikes … Has allowed just 28 baserunners in his last 29 innings (5 starts)
- In Relief: LHP Tim Hardy: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
- Hitting Star: LF Canaan Smith: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 1 CS — Four straight multi-hit games … average up to .322 with .907 OPS.
- On Deck: 1B Eric Wagaman: 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, R, K, 1 error
- On Deck: SS Oswald Peraza: 1-for-5, walk-off single, 1 K
- Notables: RF Josh Stowers and 3B Welfrin Mateo each went 1-for-3 with a BB … Stowers K’d twice and was CS … CF Brandon Lockridge went 1-for-4 with a BB.