Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/14/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (64-54) beat Bradenton, 6-1.  Jerad Eickhoff tossed four, one-hit innings but walked three.  Ramon Rosso struck out 5 in four innings.  Jonathan Hennigan struck out two in one inning.  The three pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter.  Henri Lartigue went 2-3 with 3 RBI.  Arquimedes Gamboa went 2-3 with a double and RBI.  Mickey Moniak (.266) went 2-4 with a double, triple, and RBI.  Luke Williams and Grenny Cumana had two hits each.

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Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/13/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (64-54) beat Bradenton, 3-1.  Bailey Falter went six innings, held the Marauders to one run, and struck out eight.  Adison Russ struck out 3 in one inning on his way to his 11th save.  The Threshers collected 4 hits but managed to score 3 runs.  Daniel Brito had a 2-run triple.  Kyle Martin hit his 5th HR.

Wilson Ramos went 1-3 and caught all nine innings. Mickey Moniak (.264) had the other hit.

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Open Discussion: Week of August 12, 2018

The Phillies went a disappointing 2-4 on their west coast trip.  But, they return home for a seven game homestand.  Although they start off with 2 games against the Red Sox, they then host the Mets for a rare 5-game series.

During the week, the Phillies bolstered their bench with the acquisition of Justin Bour.  The right-handed first baseman is having a down year, but he has impressive numbers against his East Division foes.  The cost was McKenzie Mills.  I’ve seen Mills pitch and liked what I saw.  But, if Bour can strength our bench and help us beat the Braves and Nationals a couple times, then the trade makes sense.  Even if he doesn’t make a measurable difference down the stretch, it’s good to see the front office make a well-thought out trade like this.

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Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/12/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (63-54) beat St. Lucie, 4-1.  Mauricio Llovera pitched five innings and gave up one run while striking out seven,  Addison Russ got his 10th save.  Wilson Ramos went 3-4 with 3 doubles in a rehab start.  Henri Lartigue, Kyle Martin, and Kevin Markham had 2 hits each.  Lartigue, Martin, Daniel Brito, and Jose Gomez each drove in a run.  The Threshers are in first place this half with a 1.5 game lead.  They also now have the best overall record this season in the FSL. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/12/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/11/2018

Sorry for missing yesterday’s recap.  We drove up from Clearwater and opted to drive straight thru rather than stop half way.  I’m still beat, and my laptop doesn’t have the functionality that I’m used to on my desktop.  So, here’s the start of those really truncated Recaps I promised.

Old news, we traded McKenzie Mills to Miami for 1B Justin Bour.  I got this message while on the road.  Alec Bohm was activated, and made a rehab start in the GCL.  His only playing half of a game is no big deal.  The Phillies do this a lot.  J.P. Crawford was eased back into action recently playing half games his three appearances.

And last night, Wilson Ramos made his first rehab appearance with the Threshers, and played just five innings. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/11/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/9/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (60-53) lost to St. Lucie, 4-1. Jerad Eickhoff pitched three rehab innings, giving 3 runs. Thanks, Jerad. Adonis Medina pitched the remaining six innings and gave up an unearned run. Mickey Moniak went 2-3. Edgar Cabral hit a solo HR (5).   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/9/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/8/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (60-52) beat Tampa, 4-3, and took over first place in the FSL Northern Division second half race.  Ramon Rosso gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings.  He struck out seven.  Rosso retired the first 11 Tarpons he faced.  The first base runner he allowed came on a hit by pitch.  He gave up his first hit in the fifth, a lead off double.  Grant Dyer came in with the bases loaded and let 2 runs score. Blake Quinn gave up a solo HR.  Jonathan Hennigan pitched a scoreless ninth.   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/8/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/7/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (60-52) beat Tampa, 4-3.  Bailey Falter returned to the mound and pitched six, three-hit, shutout innings.  He walked none and struck out two. Bettencourt gave up 3 runs (one unearned) in 1.1 innings.  Jake Hernandez allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score, but held on to get his 3rd save.  He struck out 4 in 1.2 innings.   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/7/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/6/2018

Limited action Monday night.  Very little action in the Threshers’ second game against Tampa where they were no-hit through the seven innings of regulation, and won in the shootout.

The Clearwater Threshers (59-52) swept Tampa, 4-3 and 1-0, both in eight innings.

Game One Mauricio Llovera gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in the first inning on a fielding error, single, and 2 doubles.  But he settled down and retired 17 batters in order through the completion of the sixth inning.  He struck out seven.  Addison Russ grabbed the win with two, no-run, no-hit innings.  He walked one, struck out two, and survived the OT runner. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/6/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/5/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (57-52) lost to Bradenton, 3-2 in ten innings.  Alejandro Requena gave up 1 run on 4 hits in five innings.  He loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning and held the Marauders to one run on a double play.  He walked 2 and struck out four.  Trevor Bettencourt pitched a clean inning.  Jonathan Hennigan pitched two, two-hit innings.  Jake Hernandez pitched a scoreless ninth, but allowed the OT runner to score the tying run as well as the winning run.   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/5/2018