Threshers; May 13, 2014

Brody Colvin started his third game since joining the Threshers.   He struggled with his control all night.  Most of his pitches looked like they were high.   Even his strikes looked like they were up in the zone as he threw 39 strikes and 36 balls.   He pitched from behind on most batters, only throwing 4 first-pitch strikes.

Colvin lasted 3.2 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 4 walks.   His 1 strike out came on the third out of the first inning with 2 runners on base as he ended a Hammerhead threat.

Jeb Stefan ended the 4th inning by picking the runner off first base.   Stefan gave up an earned run in the 5th after a lead off double, wild pitch and a ground out.   A subsequent single moved the unearned run to the earned side of the ledger.   He maintained their 5-4 lead with 2 strike outs in the 6th inning.  Stefan had good movement on his ball.  He recorded 3 straight swinging strike outs at one point in the game.   A lead off single in the 7th inning and a sac bunt put a runner in scoring position.  A ground ball to KC Serna at short and a quick throw to Mora caught the lead base runner who had strayed too far off second.  Another swinging strike out on a curve ball ended the inning.   Stefan pitched 4.1 innngs and allowed 4 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 5 batters.

Stefan stood to get the win when Jordan Guth came on to wrap up his second save.  Unfortunately, a lead off walk led to a game tying run and a blown save.  Guth struck out 2 in his 2 innings and didn’t walk a batter.

Lee Ridenhour led off the 11th inning by walking the 9-hole batter.  A sacrifice and a single put runners on the corners.  When Mora couln’t turn a double play, the Hammerheads took the lead.

Meanwhile, the Threshers’ anemic offense could only manage 3 singles after the 4th inning.  The Threshers did chase Jupiter’s starter after 4 innings.   They plated 4 runs in the second inning when they took advantage Josh Hodges‘ wildness.  They used 3 walks and two singles  to build a lead before Angelo Mora was caught stealing to end the inning.  A walk and 2 more singles led to their fifth run in the 4th inning.

Collectively, the Threshers managed 7 singles, 8 walks, and a hit batsman.   They also struck out 10 times and could’t push across the go ahead run in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, one out, and the infield in.

Andrew Knapp had 2 singles and 2 strike outs in 5 at bats.  He drove in 2 runs.

Tomorrow, The Threshers send Jon Prosinski for a 10:30AM start.  The XST has a camp day.

 

2 thoughts on “Threshers; May 13, 2014

  1. Any impressions of Knapp so far? Were his singles well struck or did they just find holes in the infield?

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