Recap: It’s been a while since I last managed to cobble one of these together, so this report will cover all of July and the first week of August. The Threshers have gone 19-15 over that stretch, and currently sit 1 game behind the division-leading Tampa Yankees at 22-20. Including the first half, Clearwater is 61-50, the second-best mark in the FSL. In personnel moves since the last update, David Buchanon was promoted from Lakewood, Tyson Gillies and Leandro Castro still haven’t played, and Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton have moved on.
Ryan Madson was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 19 with the hand injury. He’s eligible to return on July 4. Andrew Carpenter was recalled. After being DFA’ed during spring training, Carpenter has been reborn as a middle reliever, pitching to 1.58 ERA in LHV this year, including a 0.00 in eight June appearances. A 51 K / 9 BB ratio over 45.2 IP is obviously helping. The way things are going, look for him to settle into the closer’s role shortly.
Recap: The past two week period overlapped the FSL All-Star break. During the stretch, the Threshers went 2-8, ultimately ending the first half at 39-30, 7 ½ games behind Daytona in the FSL North. They are 1-3 in the early portion of the second half. A few roster moves over the past fourteen days, most notably Leandro Castro and Tyson Gillies landing on the DL (Castro had been running with a noticeable limp just prior to being DL’ed, Gillies has a foot problem) and the addition of Marek Minarik and Matt Way to the official roster (even though both are DL’ed). Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report (6/13-6/26)
Recap: The Threshers went 6-6 over the past two weeks, including losing the first two versus the division-leading Daytona Cubs this weekend. Clearwater is now 38-25 and sits six games behind Daytona in the FSL North as the first half winds down. The magic number for Daytona to eliminate Clearwater from the first half title chase is now two.
Slightly different format this week: as the daily box scores are posted and Gregg compiles his ‘Hot or Not’ lists that summarize weekly stats, I’m moving towards just throwing the stats up, then trying my hand at some commentary on topics that don’t bubble to the surface via these other posts. I’m starting this week with some declining walk rates among Clearwater hitters and a tip of the cap to the Threshers bullpen. Feel free to leave any yays or nays to this format in the comments. On to the numbers: Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report (5/30-6/12)
Recap: The Threshers went 8-6 over the latest two-week stretch, which was highlighted by a 23-inning marathon loss to Jupiter on May 23. Despite the winning record over the stretch, the Threshers have fallen to seven games back in the FSL behind the Daytona Cubs, who are in the midst of a 12-game winning streak. Daytona’s roster is not populated with many names that hit the Baseball America top prospect radar, but they are sitting in first place with a 39-12 record.
Recap: Clearwater went 9-4 over the past two weeks and currently sits two games behind Daytona in the FSL North at 24-13. Lots going on at Brighthouse Field the last two weeks, with big leaguers on rehab assignments, one Top 10er coming off the DL and one going on, and a rare chance for those of us in the Philadelphia area to catch a Threshers game on TV. Plus some brilliance from Jarred Cosart to end the stretch. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report (5/2-5/15)
Recap: The Threshers had a successful week, going 5-2. Through the first month of the season, they are 15-9, two games behind Daytona in the FSL North. They started the week by splitting a double-header with Tampa, winning the opener behind Trevor May’s best start of the year. They then won two of three from Lakeland, with the sole loss being Jon Pettibone’s first of the year. They’ll head into the new week looking to close out a series sweep of Tampa, having won on Saturday and Sunday. Just a stat dump this week as time became scarce this weekend. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report (4/25-5/1)
Recap: The Threshers went 3 and 3 on the week before taking Easter Sunday off. They currently sit in second place in the FSL North, two games behind the Daytona Cubs. Given the daily posting of boxscores here, I won’t rehash game-by-game highlights, but two excellent starts by Jon Pettibone bookended the week, the other outings by the heralded starting staff ranged from pretty decent (Julio Rodriguez) to pretty poor (Trevor May) and the offense got back (when he wasn’t getting himself tossed from games for arguing third strikes). On to the stats: Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report (4/18-4/24)
Recap: The Threshers went 3-4 on the week, dropping 2 of 3 to Daytona (Cubs), taking 2 of 3 from Brevard County (Brewers), then losing the opener of another series with Daytona. Clearwater sits at 7-4, a game out of first in the FSL North. The most notable news out of Clearwater has been the loss of Brody Colvin and Jonathan Singleton. Colvin was placed on the DL with a back injury and Singleton sat out all week with a left arm injury. He made it back into Sunday’s game, but after a caught stealing while he was batting, he didn’t take the field. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report–4/18/11
Well, this has been a fun start. Four straight wins to start the season–pounding a good major league starter en route to a 10-1 win in the opener, outpitching Dunedin in the next two, then a huge comeback win on the strength of 7th inning bombs from Leandro Castro and Kyle Lafrenz. Lots of positives, a few negatives, and a need to remember we’re only four games into the season. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Report–4/11/11