Tag archive for ‘Tony Franklin’
Thunder first baseman Greg Bird was named the Eastern League Player of the Week
By Matt Kardos On Monday, August 11th, 2014

Bird is the Word: Thunder Slugger Named EL Player of the Week

The Eastern League announced on Monday afternoon that Trenton Thunder first baseman Greg Bird has been named the league’s Player of the Week for the period of August 4th-10th. Bird, a 2011 fifth-round draft More...

By Matt Kardos On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Thunder Slugger Peter O’Brien Selected to Play in MLB Futures Game

Major League Baseball announced the rosters for their annual All-Star  Futures Game on Tuesday. Among the young promising stars heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the prestigious prospect showcase on July More...

Refsnyder is riding an 11-game hitting streak.
By Matt Kardos On Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Refsnyder Developing Into Important Piece of Yankees Future

(TRENTON, NJ) The New York Yankees opted to let all-star Robinson Cano walk to the Seattle Mariners for greener dollars this past winter. In doing so, the organization was left without an immediate in-house option More...

Ben Gamel has fueled the Thunder offense during their recent winning surge. Photo by: NJ.com
By Matt Kardos On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Gamel Off To Scorching Start For Thunder

When the season began just a few short weeks ago for the Trenton Thunder, much of the clubs success was thought to be hinged on top-prospects Gary Sanchez and Mason Williams. As the Thunder find themselves winners More...

By Matt Kardos On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Roller Provides Thunder to Trenton Lineup

The Trenton Thunder are a team that has a lineup that is composed with a lot of speed and gap-power. The one dynamic that this offense has been lacking is the element of  home run power . As a team, the Thunder More...

Thunder pitcher Bryan Mitchell is expected to join the Yankees on Sunday.
By Matt Kardos On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Mitchell Dominates Akron in Thunder Victory

Thunder pitcher Bryan Mitchell has admittedly struggled with command of his pitches this season. The Trenton ace headed into Akron tonight with a disappointing 0-2 record and a 9.00 ERA after his first two starts 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...

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...

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...

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...