Daily Archives: June 8, 2014

Box Score Recap – 6/8/2014

Vance Worley homered against Lehigh Valley. That’s probably a metaphor or a parable or something. Jeb Stefan sturck out five and allowed just three hits in six scoreless innings for CLR – Roman Quinn homered there, and Jim did a great write-up of the game earlier.

Pullin, Hiciano and Grullon with multi-hit games for Lakewood, but Drew Anderson left after just one 15-pitch inning. Ominous. And Jesus Alastre was 2-4 with a triple and three runs scored for the VSL squad. We’re getting closer to the New York Penn League season – Williamsport’s media day is Wednesday.

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Threshers; June 8, 2014

We’ve all heard the term “a heartbreaking loss”. Well, if there is such a thing as a “heartbreaking win”, the Threshers put their fans through one this afternoon. Actually, heart wrenching or gut wrenching are probably better descriptive terms

The Threshers hitters were facing a young hurler making his Florida State League debut for the Daytona Cubs. Right hander, Justin Amlung, was 4-0 with an ERA of 1.54 with Kane County in A ball. It seems that most of the games I cover, the Threshers run into guys with sub 3.00 ERAs who shut them down, or plus 4.00 ERAs who pitch their game of the season. Not today. Continue reading Threshers; June 8, 2014

Box Score Recap – 6/7/2014

There ultimately may not be a valuable, long-term big league starting pitcher among the four, but all four full-season starters pitched well on Saturday.

Severino Gonzalez – 3R, 2ER, 7H, 2BB, 5K in 6IP for Reading.

Colin Kleven – 4R, 2ER, 7H, 1BB, 8K in 7IP for Clearwater.

Jon Prosinski – 2R, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 8K in 7IP for Lakewood.

And Brad Lincoln again pitched well for Lehigh Valley, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out seven over six scoreless innings. He’s had success as a starter at AAA before, so I will reserve my excitement for the day when he has big league success, I think. But if he figures it out in the rotation at AAA, maybe he can still be useful in the big league bullpen this year. He had a good 2012 out of Pittsburgh’s pen, so it wouldn’t be the craziest thing to ever happen for him to recapture his optimal mechanics and form after getting reps in the rotation.

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Moving On

With the draft over, I thought it was a good time to make this decision.   I will no longer be writing for Phuture Phillies going forward, and will be moving on to other projects.  I have thought a lot about this, and I have enjoyed writing here, but in the end I think it is a good change going forward.  Gregg will continue to run this site, and there will still be great content by the writers here.

I want to thank Gregg for the opportunity to write here over the past year and a half.  I have enjoyed my time here.  And I would like to thank everyone who has read my stuff and interacted both in the comments and on twitter, it has been awesome being a part of this community here.

I will continue to write about prospects, the location of that writing will come together at some point soon, and I am excited about the future.  You can always find me on twitter @Matt_Winkelman

-Matt