Clearwater (2-5) beat Lakeland, 4-0.
Strong outing by Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.61). He retired the first nine batters in order. He pitched six solid innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out five. Howard threw 55 strikes among his 80 pitches. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/10/2019
Clearwater (1-5) lost to Lakeland, 3-1.
Julian Garcia 0-1, 7.36) lasted 3.2 innings and 84 pitches. He gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He also struck out six batters. He threw 49 strikes (58.3%).
Grant Dyer (2.08) came in and stranded an inherited runner. He retired 6 batters in 2.1 perfect innings. Yes, that’s correct. The inherited runner was caught stealing. So, we have the unusual 6 batters faced in 2.1 innings. He also struck out three. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/9/2019
Clearwater (1-4) lost to Lakeland, 8-3.
Andrew Brown (0-1, 15.00) lasted three innings. He gave up 5 runs on 9 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Luis Carrasco (9.64) gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings on 2 hits and a walk. Connor Brogdon had another scoreless outing, allowing just a walk in 2.0 innings and striking out two. Zach Warren struck out 2 in 1.0 inning, but gave up a run on 2 hits. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/8/2019
Clearwater (1-2) lost to Dunedin, 2-1.
Kyle Young (0-1, 4.50) retired the first two batters he faced and then gave up 2 runs on 4 consecutive singles. He walked a batter before ending the first inning. Then, he retired the next ten batters in succession, striking out three. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/7/2019
Clearwater (1-2) beat Dunedin 8-3.
Alejandro Requena (1-0, 1.80) had a strong outing. He pitched 5.0 innings and held the Blue Jays to one run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking our eight. He threw 72 pitches, 52 for strikes (66.7%). He throws a 4-pitch mix of FB, CB, SL, CH. He had preety good command of each, hitting his spots, keeping the Jays batters off balance, and pitching backward sometimes to great effect. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/6/2019
Clearwater (0-2) blew a middle inning lead and lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 7-3.
Damon Jones came out firing. He struck out 8 batters in 3.0 innings. His FB sat 92-94 and touched 95 twice in the first inning. His slider was deceptive and he used his CB to keep hitters off balance. Problem was he “Aumontian” with his control. He threw 74 pitches, just 37 for strikes (50%). The Jays stacked their line up with right-handed bats, and took pitches. Jones pitched from behind a lot, only 5 of 13 first pitch strikes. He missed a lot with his FB. Usually up and away. I mean up and away in that the catcher had to come out of his crouch to catch the pitches. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/5/2019
Play ball! The minor leagues opened their seasons last night. Four of the Phillies affiliates played. Only Reading posted a victory. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/4/2019
Sadly, the South Atlantic League championship series came to an end last night when the Lexington Legends bested the Lakewood BlueClaws, 2-1, in game four of the five game series. Continue reading BlueClaws Playoff Recap – 9/14/2018
The South Atlantic League championship series resumed last night, and Lakewood resumed their propensity for falling behind early. They were unable to come all the way back and lost to Lexington, 6-3. Continue reading BlueClaws Playoff Recap – 9/13/2018
Wednesday was an off day in the South Atlantic League championship series. The venue changes to Lakewood and resumes Thursday night. The series is tied at a game apiece. The BlueClaws will send Andrew Brown against the Lexington Legends in game three. Spencer Howard will start game four. No announcement for game five. If necessary, it will be in Lakewood. Continue reading Travel Day Recap – 9/12/2018