Clearwater (20-24, 56-54) lost to Tampa, 2-0.
The Threshers collected 10 hits, but had difficulty getting runners into scoring position. They had zero XBH and drew zero walks. They went 1-4 with RISP and had 2 runners cut down trying to steal bases. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/2/2019
I started going to the Carpenter Complex in 2012. Dylan Cozens is a player I have followed since that first summer. For the first time since that summer, Cozens will not be on one of our affiliated rosters. Dylan’s not the first player I have followed who has been released, but he was among the longest tenured. The only player remaining with the organization from his draft class, the Class of 2012, is Drew Anderson. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/1/2019
Well, this season’s only trade deadline passed with the loss of very little of the Phillies’ prospect capital. Whew! Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/31/2019
Just a few random things before the recaps.
Tuesday, Trenton completed a suspended game from May 30th. They trailed 6-0 when the game was halted. They completed and lost the seven inning game. No big deal, right? Unless you’re Reading. Trenton and Reading finished the first half tied. Because the Thunder played 2 less games, they had a better winning percentage. But, this loss changes their first half record, and the finished a half game behind Reading. Not too late to do the right thing Eastern League. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/30/2019
DJ Jefferson made his professional debut. He threw a scoreless, 1-2-3 inning against the other Phillies GCL team. Jefferson was a non-drafted free agent signed out of Desert Oasis High School this summer. He exhibited a strong arm today. The father of one of our other HS pitchers commented that the ball comes out of Jefferson’s hand so smooth. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/29/2019
Clearwater (19-21, 55-51) beat Charlotte, 2-1.
Alejandro Requena pitched into the sixth inning allowing one run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. He left with 2 outs and the bases loaded. Austin Ross stranded 3 inherited runners and struck out 3 batters in 1.1 innings. Tyler Carr struck out two in two, one-hit innings as he picked up his 4th save. Requena threw 63 strikes in 81 pitches (77.8%) Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/28/2019
Clearwater (18-21, 54-51) lost to Charlotte, 6-3.
Early hook for James McArthur. He went 1.1 innings and threw 46 pitches. He left with the bases loaded trailing 2-0. His final line included 2 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, and 3 strike outs. Michael Gomez allowed one of the three inherited runners to score (on a double play ball). He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up a hit and a walk. Keylan Killgore pitched two, scoreless, no-hit innings. He walked a batter and struck out two. Zach Warren took the loss, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in two innings. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/27/2019
A couple notable individual achievements last night. Spencer Howard made his Reading debut. He struck out ten batters in 4.2 innings and started the evening by striking out the side.
Lakewood’s Manuel Silva and Ethan Lindow pitched a combined shutout, walking none. Lindow thew just 49 pitches in four innings, 78.7% for strikes, and struck out six. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/26/2019
I was a little bothered at the response to the Ochart interview and excerpts I provided yesterday. I spent a lot of time finding a way to present Mitch Rupert’s tweets in a contiguous fashion. The comments were puzzling. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/25/2019
I’ve noticed a lot of reaction to the season Luis Garcia is having. I did try to get y’all to temper your expectations regarding Garcia. It was never fair of anyone to expect him to rise through the organization like a Ronald Acuna. Garcia is talented in his own right and will develop in his own time. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 7/24/2019