Mitch Gueller pitched 5 tough innings this afternoon. He started off with a solid 1st inning, striking out the first batter and throwing 9 consecutive strikes in 12 pitches. Starting in the 2nd inning, he had difficulty maintaining consistent control of his pitches. He threw 51 strikes among his 90 pitches. He allowed 11 base runners over the next four innings. Some of the pitches that he left up were hit hard by the Yankees. He gave up 4 doubles among the 6 hits he allowed. He did have some nice movement on his slider or chang up. Most of the swing-and-miss he induced seemed to be on that pitch. His line was 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K. Continue reading XST; May 12, 2014
I arrived at the Carpenter Complex and prepared to watch Cord Sandberg, Trey Williams, Luis Encarnacion on Ashburn Field. Adam Loewen was warming up for the start, so I walked over to see who would start for the GCL squad on Roberts Field. Miguel Gonzalez and Cameron Rupp were to be battery mates, and I was going to watch this game instead.
Gonzalez started off with 2 fast balls for balls. They were low and at 92 and 93 mph. Continue reading MAG pitches at XST! May 10, 2014
Welcome to the season, folks. And welcome to the season Cameron Rupp. 1-2 with 2BB and his first home run of the year. David Buchanan pitched well, and the bullpen was perfect, including a 3K inning from Jeremy Horst.
Jesse Biddle didn’t really get it done in his debut and the Fightins offense, less so – I left the Portland pitching line in there so you could see what happened. Henry Owens happened. The game was (mercifully) called by rain after 6, so I guess it’s hardly a no-hitter, but yeah…not good.
Mike Adams nice rehab outing highlights an otherwise uneventful CLR shutout loss.
And finally, all the Blueclaws (except Gabriel Lino) with hits to support a solid if not overwhelmingly impressive looking start from Mark Leiter. Larry Greene was the big star, going 3-4 with a triple and 4 RBI. Good start for the big man in his second turn at A-. That lineup ought to be a ton of fun to keep tabs on.
Reminder that you can follow me and should feel free to tweet at me anytime – @bxe1234. Looking forward to another year of watching the results and discussing the best and worst these Phuture Phillies show us as they progress towards to show.