Threshers Recap – 5/25/2019

All four affiliates won last night, as did the Phillies.  Yay!

Clearwater (25-24) beat Jupiter, 4-2. 

Damon Jones (2-3, 1.58) pitched 5.2 innings giving up an unearned run on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out ten.  Luis Ramirez (3.46) stranded 2 inherited runners pitching 2.1 scoreless innings.  Austin Ross (4.26) gave up a run while notching his second save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/25/2019

Threshers Recap – 5/24/2019

The first of the 2019 All Star squads has been announced.  The Clearwater Threshers placed five members of their team on the Florida State League North team.  Left-handed starter Damon Jones and left-handed reliever Jonathan Hennigan were named to the All Star pitching staff.  Shortstop Nick Maton, center fielder Simon Muzziotti, and outfielder Matt Vierling were also named to the squad. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/24/2019

Threshers Recap – 5/23/2019

Clearwater (23-24) beat Jupiter, 4-1.  Th Threshers are in third place 4.5 games out of first.

Julian Garcia (3-3, 3.35) rebounded from a horrible last outing and tossed seven, one-run innings.  He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five.  He threw 89 pitches, 63 for strikes (70.8%).  Tyler Carr pitched two, one-hit innings for his first save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/23/2019

Threshers Recap – 5/22/2019

Clearwater (22-24) handed a victory to Daytona, 8-7 in ten innings. 

Andrew Brown (6.89) pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Grant Dyer (0.81) pitched two scoreless innings.  Then, Zach Warren (5.50) and Luis Cedeno (3.86) took over.  Warren walked the first batter on 5 pitches.  He walked the next batter on 6 pitches after starting off 0-2 and throwing 2 wild pitches during the at bat.  He got two strike outs but wild pitched the runner on first into scoring position.  Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/22/2019

Threshers Recap – 5/21/2019

Clearwater (22-23) beat Daytona, 2-1. 

The Threshers are three games into an eleven-game road trip.  This week, the AAC tournament is being held at Spectrum Field.  The Threshers go to South Florida after they wrap up their four-game Daytona series Wednesday.  They return home on May 31st. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/21/2019

Threshers Recap – 5/19/2019

Clearwater (20-22) lost to Charlotte, 9-3. 

All nine runs given up by Threshers’ pitchers came on 5 HR.  Damon Jones (1-3, 1.80) was victimized by 3 of them.  He went 4.2 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, walked two, and struck out seven.  Luis Cedeno (3.18) gave a solo shot in 2.1 innings.  He walked one and struck out two.  And, Zach Warren (4.15) gave up a 3-run shot in the ninth.  His line was 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/19/2019

Open Discussion: Week of May 20, 2019

The Phillies went 4-3 last week.  They won the series opener against Milwaukee, then dropped three in a row.  They followed that with a series sweep of the Rockies over the weekend.

Now, for an even tougher week as the Phillies go on the road to Chicago for a four-game series against the Cubs and Milwaukee for three. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 20, 2019

2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, May 20, 2019

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for discussion of the amateur draft and J2 signing period that are 2-6 weeks down the road.   I’m providing this space for those who are ready to enter discussion about this year’s crop of prospects.  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, May 20, 2019

Threshers Recap – 5/18/2019

Clearwater (20-21) beat Charlotte, 7-4. 

Ethan Evanko (1-0, 2.38) came up big for the Threshers last night.  In what was probably a bull pen game, Evanko threw five innings for the home team.  He needed just 54 pitches (36 strikes, (66.7%).  He allowed one hit, no runs, walked two, and struck out three. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/18/2019