Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

Clearwater Threshers: July (So Far)

Well, so far the month of July has not been kind to the Clearwater Threshers. The team has a 4-7 record on the month, and has been outscored by a margin of 78-38. The team went scoreless in four consecutive games from July 6th to the 9th, although one of the games was called due to rain after 3.5 innings of play. (Over that four game streak the team was outscored 29-0.)

The team had ended the month of June on a hot streak winning the final six of the month, and then won the first two of July to extend their winning streak to eight games. Unfortunately since that time the team has fallen on hard times losing seven of the last nine games by an average margin of nearly eight runs.

Some good news can come from the fact that Freddy Galvis has returned to action playing with the Gulf Coast League team, and has hit .400 in four games. It is expected that Galvis will return to the Threshers roster when the team returns to action at home after the MLB All-Star break this coming Wednesday night.

Needless to say it has been the pitching staff that has suffered the most for the Threshers lately, although the offense has been mediocre at best.

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Around the System (Corner Infielders)

Another look at the Corner Infielders in the Phillies system from top to bottom.¬† Not very deep at all, with AAAA organizational guys at the top, and several who have underperformed or are too old for their league on the bottom.¬† The numbers being put up in Reading are interesting, although I think the Phils would hesitate to call any of the three a true prospect. Continue reading Around the System (Corner Infielders)