This was posted in the comments section of yesterday’s box score recap, and I think it definitely merits its own post. Thanks to “nyphilsmaniac” for the first hand account. Check below the fold
Its been close to two weeks, so lets take a look at Lakewood’s progress since my last write-up. I wanted to write more before the fold, just so there was some text and it didn’t look like just a link. And I was struggling to think of what to write. But then it came to me. When looking at statistics, the common question is “when do we know if this means something” in terms of sample size and relevance. Eric Seidman, who writes at lots of places including Fangraphs and his new Phillies site, Brotherly Glove, had an excellent piece on Frangraphs two years ago which covers this very topic. His piece is actually a simplification (much needed) of a longer, more stats heavy article. Read it here. As you can see from his list, we’re still not in the stabilization range for the statistics that I think are important when looking at prospects. That said, we’re getting close in some cases, and its fun to look at where we stand. So lets get to it.
Hey all. As I mentioned when the season was kicking off, I’m going to come off the bench and write the Lakewood report this year. I’ve been waiting to try and accumulate some data to look at, and going forward I anticipate doing this every week or every other week, not sure what day of the week, but that’s a minor detail. I’m going to give a statistical overview, and then some thoughts on the squad and pass along any tidbits I can find. So far, I haven’t done much digging on our guys there, simply because its only been a few weeks. But I hope to have more on that as the season progresses. So, let’s get after it.
Clearwater: Catchers: Sebastain Valle, Kyle Lafrenz, Joel Naughton
Infield: Joe Savery, Cesar Hernandez, Troy Hanzawa, Travis Mattair, Darin Ruf, Alan Schoenberger
Outfield: Leandro Castro, Jiwan James, Jonathan Singleton, D’Arby Myers, Brian Gump
SP: Jarar Cosart, Brody Colvin, Trevor May, Jon Pettibone,Julio Rodriguez
RP: Tyler Cloyd, Jordan Ellis, Joe Esposito, Justin Friend, Derrick Loop, Ebelin Lugo, Jordan Whatcott
Catcher: Cameron Rupp and Torre Langley
Infield: James Murphy, Jeremy Barnes, Edgar Duran, Geancarlo Mendez, Carlos Perdomo, Stephen Batts
Outfield: Aaron Altherr, Miguel ALvarez, Zach Collier, Anthony Hewitt, Domingo Santana
SP: Jesse Biddle, David Buchanan, Colby Shreve, Eric Pettis, Mario Hollands
RP: Jake Borup, Garrett Claypool, CHase Johnson, Tyler Knigge, Ervis Manzanillo, Bryan Morgado, Juan Sosa
Back-to-back, baby! Lakewood finished off an historic season with a 4-2 win over Greenville to win their second straight SAL title while becoming the first SAL team to win a league title after winning their division in both halves of the season. Sebastian Valle’s three-run jack in the fifth was the difference. Jonathan Pettibone got the win and Josh Zeid (11 up, 12 down) picked up the save. I’ll be back later in the week with a year-end wrap.
Lakewood won a thrilling Game 3 on a walk-off single by Jeremy Barnes. An excellent start by Brody Colvin who held Greenville in check on a run on three hits over five innings. Kudos to a big-time clutch outing by Kyle Carr who came into a second and third, one-out jam in the seventh and struck out the two batters he faced. Game 4 this afternoon at 4:05 with Jonathan Pettibone on the hill. In the event Lakewood loses, another game will follow with Trevor May pitching.
Lakewood defeated Greenville last night 6-1 to even the best of 5 SAL Championship series at a game apiece. Good pitching by Julio Rodriguez and Josh Zeid and a 3-4 night by Jiwan James paced the ‘Claws. And there was a bench-clearing brawl. Game 3 Thursday night in Lakewood with Brody Colvin on the hill. Links to the boxscore and a couple game stories:
The BlueClaws won the best of three first-round series against Hickory in impressive fashion on Saturday night. Jonathan Pettibone struck out a career high nine in seven innings, alowing just one hit (with two outs in the sixth). Sebastian Valle got the ‘Claws on the board in the first with a two-run homer. Lakewood tacked on an additional run in the first on a Jeremy Barnes RBI single, then added another in the 4th and two more in the 7th. Luke Wertz pitched the final two innings to complete the 6-0 shutout.
The Championship series gets underway tonight at 7:05 at Greenville (Red Sox). It’s a rematch of last year’s championship series. Trevor May and Julio Rodriguez get the call for the first two games on the road. The series will return to Lakewood on Thursday for Game 3 and, if necessary, Games 4 and 5 on Friday and Saturday. Lakewood’s roatation through the rest of the series will feature Brody Colvin in Game 3, followed by Pettibone in Game 4, and May coming back for Game 5.
Holy moly, what a ball game. Before the largest playoff crowd in BlueClaws history, Lakewood and Hickory swapped runs in the top of the first, then shut each other out through the next 8 innings. Finally, Hickory poked through with a run in the 10th. Despite getting two runners on in the bottom of the 10th, the BlueClaws could not score, and we’re back for Game 3 on the shoulders of Jonathan Pettibone tomorrow night at 7:05. Continue reading
Trevor May was completely dominant in Game One of the BlueClaws series against Hickory as Lakewood took Game One 7-0. May went 6.2 shutout innings, allowing just four hits and a walk, while striking out 13. Lakewood got onto the board in the third inning when Jeremy Barnes scored on a wild pitch, which was followed by a Jiwan James sac fly which made the score 2-0. A Sebastian Valle solo blast extended the lead to 3-0 in the 4th, while two more homers, a three run shot by Alan Schoenberger and a solo homer by Jonathan Singleton led to a four spot on the board in the 5th. Eric Pettis, called up from Williamsport and Josh Zeid pitched the final 2.1 finishing off the shutout. Both Jeremy Barnes and Keoni Ruth has multi hit games for the BlueClaws. The best two out of three series continues Friday in Lakewood with Brody Colvin on the hill.