Another report from NYPhilsmaniac, who has done an outstanding job of providing us first hand accounts this summer. This report comes from yesterday’s Williamsport game. Thanks again Dave.
ADAM MORGAN started. I came away impressed even though his line didn’t look good. He is a hard-throwing lefty (or so it appeared to me since there was no radar gun in Brooklyn) who mixes his pitches well. I would make a guess that he was hitting 91-92 but would love to know what he tops out at (jslasher can you help me out here?). Morgan cruised through the 1st inning with 2 lazy flies to CF and a K. In the second inning after retiring the first batter on a liner to right, he gave up an infield single and then a smashed triple. He struck out the next batter on a 3-2 curve but then gave a single that hit the LF wall on the fly. From there he settled down and threw a hitless 3rd and 4th (there was a BB in the 3rd). In the 5th, he seemed to tire and after getting the first two out, he gave up a 2B (that was hit the other way over the 1B head into the corner), another IF single and a walk on a 3-2 pitch. That was the end of his day. They hit probably 3 hard shots off him in almost 5 innings. He definitely was not economical with his pitches running a number of deep counts. So with the bases loaded and two outs, in comes another lefty…
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AUSTIN BROUGH- Brough got the batter to ground weakly to third to escape the jam. He threw a few curves including the 1st pitch (surprising since he entered with the bases loaded and it was his first batter). In the 6th, Brough threw a strong 1-2-3 inning. Unfortunately, we had to leave at the 7th inning stretch to get my son home for his practice so I can’t comment on Arias who took the loss.
PETER LAVIN went 0-4 and didn’t show much. He played a solid CF.
KYRELL HUDSON- looked bad striking out on curves the first 2 times up. He was basically locked up and watched both 3rd strikes go by. He did get a hit after we left.
AARON ALTHERR (which I found out is pronounced ALL-TARE): grounded out twice to short but in his 3rd AB, he hit a shot over the LF fence. The LF barely moved so you know it was hit well.
KELLY DUGAN- K’s first two times up and then got an infield single off the 3B’s glove.
HAROLD MARTINEZ- Harold had the best day. He was solid at 3B though he did make one high throw to 1st (the runner was still out). He got an infield single up the middle, then a clean hard RBI single up the middle second time up. He stole second but was stranded there. I don’t see him as having great speed but he got a nice jump on the steal. He flew out to LF on his 3rd at-bat.
Sorry this report was not complete and believe me I HATE leaving games early. I spoke to some players about the bus accident- that was a scary situation.