Clearwater (15-18, 51-48) lost to Bradenton, 7-3 in six innings. They second game was postponed.
The Threshers jumped out to a quick lead in the first inning on Daniel Brito’s first-pitch, lead off home run (4) and Rodolfo Duran’s 2-run blast (5). Both were hit hard, Brito’s deep to right field and Duran’s into the Threshers’ bull pen. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/22/2019
Former Phillies’ prospect, Zach Green, made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants Sunday. He went 2 for 3 with a double and RBI. Good for Zach.
Clearwater (15-17, 51-47) lost to St. Lucie, 6-3.
Andrew Brown pitched five innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits. He walked one and struck out two. Omar Marcelino went two innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Michael Gomez gave up a run on 2 hits in one inning of work. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/21/2019
Former Phillies’ pitcher, Roy Halladay, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday. I spoke with Roy briefly at a bingo fund raiser for his boys’ little league organization that his wife Brandy had organized with several other mothers of participating youngsters. It was the only time I ever spoke with Roy. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of July 22nd
There were several individual and team highlights last night. Spencer Howard turned in yet another powerful performance for Clearwater. I’m not sure that I’ll get to see him pitch during the Threshers’ next home stand. Lakewood’s Ethan Lindow had another excellent outing. I expect the 20-year-old will be making an appearance at Spectrum Field before the end of the season.
Reading produced four solo HRs in a losing effort. Lehigh Valley rallied from way behind in another losing effort. Williamsport got superb relief pitching in an extra-inning win. Clearwater and Lehigh Valley also got strong, back end pitching from their relief corps.
And, the GCL teams played tough against each other. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/20/2019
Clearwater (14-16, 50-46) lost to St. Lucie, 4-2.
Kyle Glogoski tossed five, one-hit, shutout innings. He walked four and struck out three. Austin Ross maintained the lead for one inning, but surrendered 4 runs and the lead in the seventh inning. Tyler Carr pitched a perfect eighth. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/19/2019
Clearwater (14-15, 50-45) postponed.
Lehigh Valley (47-48) lost to Gwinnett, 11-2.
Tyler Viza gave up 6 runs in 2.2 innings. Tom Windle tossed 1.1 scoreless. Connor Brogdon pitched two, no-hit, scoreless innings. Yacksel Rios gave up 5 runs in 1.1 innings. Andrew Romine was asked to get the final two outs in a bases loaded situation and did, although he walked in one of 3 inherited runners. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/18/2019
Waylon Richardson was happy with his first appearance on Tuesday. He felt good today and is looking forward to working on recovering his velocity. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/17/2019
I met some of the family members of our newest players during the game. It’s always nice to meet the appreciative parents of our guys. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/16/2019
A lot of brass was in town today. So was Italian LHP Samuel Aldegheri and his family. He was here for his physical. It was cool seeing Sal Agostinelli acting as interpreter.
There were 3x as many scouts as normal. I don’t know who they were hear to see or what was being given away.
Marcus Lee Sang Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/15/2019
Damon Jones made his debut with Lehigh Valley. Austin Listi slugged a HR. Seth McGarry threw five good innings for Reading. Alec Bohm homered and Mickey Moniak added a couple extra base hits. Spencer Howard impressed in his start in Clearwater. Bryson Stott homered in his first plate appearance at a new level, again. Erik Miller and Adam Leverett also made their debuts in Williamsport. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/14/2019