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Setting the Pre-Game Scene: Thunder vs. Portland 4/8


After the Eastern League saw their entire slate of games washed out on Monday, the Thunder welcome in the Portland Sea Dogs to Arm & Hammer Park tonight. Thunder Manager Tony Franklin will hand the ball to southpaw Matt Tracy as he will make his first start of the season against Mike McCarthy of Portland. The Thunder pulled their record to the .500 More...

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Tyler Austin is slated to join the Thunder on Monday
By Matt Kardos On Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Tyler Austin Slated to Join Thunder

The Trenton Thunder offense has struggled to generate any sort of consistency after their first two games of the season. With little protection for catcher Gary Sanchez in the lineup, the Thunder have managed to More...

Thunder pitcher Bryan Mitchell suffered his first loss of the season last night. Photo by: Juan Martinez
By Matt Kardos On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Thunder Stifled by Sanchez in Opener

At Tuesday’s Media Day, Thunder Manager Tony Franklin expressed a confidence that his teams offense would be able to hit and score runs consistently despite not having a deep cast of proven hitters. The Thunder More...

Thunder Manager Tony Franklin talks to the media about the upcoming season. Photo by: Juan Martinez
By Matt Kardos On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Thunder Set To Defend Title

The Trenton Thunder completed arguably the most improbable championship run in Eastern League history in 2013. They used a roster of over 70 different players to narrowly qualify for postseason play as a wildcard. More...

Thunder Manager Tony Franklin has long drawn high praise for his handling of Yankees prospects. Photo by:
By Matt Kardos On Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Franklin Slated to Return For Eighth Season as Thunder Manager

The Thunder announced on Thursday afternoon via press release that Manager Tony Franklin, the teams longest tenured manager in franchise history, will return to the helm in 2014 for his eighth season. At age 63, More...

Missouri vs. Hofstra
By Gregg Snyder On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

2013 Double G Sports Awards Announced

Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year, Olivia Galati (Image courtesy of Hofstra Athletics) After weeks of nominations and finalist voting, the 2013 Double G Sports award recipients have been announced. Teams and More...

Thunder will throw Mikey O'Brien tonight in hopes they can take a commanding 2-0 series lead over Binghamton. Photo by: Matt Kardos
By Matt Kardos On Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Thunder Cogs Kahnle & O’Brien Lost in Rule V Draft

Without an open spot on the organizations 40-man roster, the Yankees were not able to make a selection in this mornings Rule V draft. They did, however, lose two prospects who have been key contributors to the Trenton More...

Thunder Manager Tony Franklin has long drawn high praise for his handling of Yankees prospects. Photo by:
By Matt Kardos On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Trenton Serves As Center Stage For Yankees Player Development

For as long as the Steinbrenner family has been signing the checks, the New York Yankees have notoriously been the biggest and flashiest spenders in baseballs free agent market. With aging veterans on inflated contracts More...

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By Gregg Snyder On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Catchers and Outfielders Top Yankees Prospect Rankings by Baseball America

Gary Sanchez (The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports) All types of baseball news heats up this time of year. The Winter Meetings are currently taking place in Florida and free agent signings as well as trades began happening More...

The Thunder have been carried by the scorching bat of Ramon Flores
By Matt Kardos On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Setting The Scene in Trenton: ELCS Game 1 vs. Harrisburg

Trenton rode the momentum of a miraculous game 1 victory over Binghamton in the ELDS to complete a shocking series sweep last Friday night. The victory secured the Thunder a berth in the ELCS for the 5th time since More...