Four Williamsport Crosscutters were named to the NYPenn League Blue All Star Team – C Logan O’Hoppe, SS Kendall Simmons, SS Bryson Stott, and OF Corbin Williams. The game will be played on August 21st.
Jamari Baylor and Freddy Francisco were running the bases for the trainer after the GCL game. I hope this means that Baylor will be playing soon. Edubray Ramos, recently put on the 60-day IL, arrived today. Bailey Falter has thrown this week, next step is to throw from the mound. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/15/2019
Clearwater (24-32, 60-62) was 2-hit by Dunedin and lost 6-0. Alejandro Requena (7-10, 5.21) gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in three innings. Seth McGarry (2.57) scattered 5 hits in four shutout innings. He walked one and struck out two. Kyle Arjona (5.09) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.
Simon Muzziotti had one of the Threshers’ hits, a single. Jhailyn Ortiz had the other, a double. he also had an outfield assist. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/14/2019
First a few random thoughts.
I don’t expect the recent assignment of Charlie Manuel to hitting coach to solve all the Phillies’ problems. Given time, the hitting guru can help almost any hitter. During Phantasy Camp, he told us the story of how he won the confidence of a difficult Albert Belle when he was the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians. I also watched him transform Dylan Cozens before spring training started a couple years ago. (And, watched the new hitting/analytics/video program destroy his advances before the season started.) I fear that his presence in the dugout will lead fans and media to call for further change in the dugout. He’ll likely become the most interviewed hitting coach in baseball. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/13/2019
Clearwater (24-30, 60-60) lost to Dunedin, 2-0. Ethan Lindow had a solid debut for Clearwater. The 20-year-old LHP pitched five innings. He gave up a first inning run, 4 hits, no walks, and struck out six. he gave up a lead off double in the first, a ground ball between the third baseman and the bag. The runner scored on an infield hit off the second baseman’s glove. He surrendered just two more hits, one another infield hit off the first baseman’s glove. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/12/2019
Clearwater (24-29, 60-59) lost to Palm Beach, 4-1. Jack Perkins (0-2, 4.91) pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Michael Gomez (2.25) lasted 1.1 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits (all XBH). Zach Warren (3.40) stranded an inherited runner in 0.2 innings. He walked a batter and threw a wild pitch to start the next inning before being relieved by Kyle Arjona (4.86) who allowed an inherited runner to score on a bases loaded walk. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/11/2019
Clearwater (24-28, 60-58) beat Palm Beach, 11-4. Kyle Glogoski (2-1, 1.77) had another solid outing. He pitched six, shutout innings, gave up 3 singles, walked one, and stuck out five. Glogoski has yet to give up more than 2 earned runs in any of his 11 starts for Lakewood and Clearwater. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/10/2019
Clearwater (23-28, 59-58) split a DH with Palm Beach, winning 5-3 and losing 3-0.
Game One: All 3 Cardinal runs came on solo HRs, all 5 Threshers’ runs scored on bases-clearing triples (Ortiz and Kroon). Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/9/2019
Clearwater (22-27, 58-57) postponed, DH at 4:00 PM v. Palm Beach.
Lehigh Valley (55-59) lost to Louisville, 6-1. The IronPigs scored first, on Nick Williams solo HR (7) in the first inning. They collected 11 total hits and drew 4 walks, but went 2-11 with RISP and didn’t cross the plate again. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/8/2019
Clearwater (22-27, 58-57) beat Dunedin, 3-1. Andrew Brown (3-6, 6.72) posted a “quality start” going six, one-run innings. He gave up 3 hits, walked one, and struck out six. It was his first win since May 9th and best performance since posting similar numbers in a five inning appearance back on June 26th. Tyler Carr (1.77) went 1.1 scoreless innings. Zach Warren came in to get the final two outs in the eighth. After a 90+ minute delay, Michael Gomez (3.27) struck out two in a perfect ninth for his first save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/7/2019
Clearwater (21-27, 57-57) beat Dunedin, 5-1. Jose Taveras was imported from Pennsylvania to provide a start for the Threshers. Taveras stymied the Blue Jays batters for most of his seven innings. He relied on command to keep the young Dunedin hitters off balance with his sub-90 stuff. He scattered six hits, walked a batter, and struck out three. The only run came on a solo HR with two outs in the seventh. Austin Ross pitched two scoreless innings for his 4th save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/6/2019