Recap: The BlueClaws started the season on an 8-game road trip to Asheville and Hagerstown, splitting both 4-game series. They opened the home schedule by winning two of the first three in a series with Greensboro. The highlight of the first two weeks of the season was Sunday’s performance by Nick Hernandez, who shut out Greensboro through eight innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Welcome to this week’s edition of the weekly notes column. As I mentioned last week, I’m going to use this as my space to kind of tie a bow on the week that was, and more specifically, share my thoughts on what I’ve noticed and what I’m thinking about with regard to the Phillies minor league system. Its also going to give me a chance to talk about a few things I’m working on for the site, and lots of other stuff. So check below for this week’s column.