Trenton Notes: Jeremy King Sent to Tampa

After surviving a relatively calm month of April including a string of twelve straight days without a roster move to start the season, it feels as through the Thunder are trapped on the transaction Tilt-A-Whirl and can't get off. After making ten roster moves through the first 9 days of the month of May, the Thunder made four moves Wednesday before playing game 3 of a 4-game series against the Reading Phillies.

Yobal Duenas, an infielder who played sparingly for the Thunder was promoted to Triple-A Columbus and RHP Jeremy King was demoted to Single-A Tampa. King posted a respectable 2.31 ERA during his time in Trenton after being promoted from Tampa on April 19th.

Filling the vacant roster spots are RHP Charlie Isaacson who was sent back to Trenton after a stint in Columbus and INF Enrique Cruz was promoted from Single-A Tampa. Cruz was promoted to the Thunder after hitting only .133 with Tampa. Thunder manager Bill Masse said before last night's game that both players should be in uniform for last night's game but he was unsure about the exact timing of Cruz's arrival from Tampa. Isaacson started the season with Trenton and was promoted to Columbus after posting a 4.91 ERA in 5 games with Trenton to start the season. Isaacson spent three weeks up with the Clippers after only expecting to spend a couple of days there and he says he benefited from the experience.

"I wasn‘t planning to stay that long. I was only supposed to stay there a couple of days so I didn't get too attached up there. It was a real good experience. There is a big learning curve up there, but it was great cause I learned a lot from it. I saw a lot of habits of mine down here that get exposed up there. They have a veteran bullpen up there so it was great to sit there out in the bullpen and pick their brains. I learned a lot." said Isaacson.

Isaacson is glad to be back and hopefully he can parlay his Triple-A experience into success for himself and the rest of the Trenton bullpen as they play the remaining hundred or so games of the 2005 campaign.

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