Clearwater lost 8-7 to the Tampa Yankees. The Threshers couldn’t hold an early lead, but came back to tie before falling behind again. Late runs conceded to the Yankees came back to haunt as the Threshers ninth inning rally fell short.
Continue reading Threshers Fall to Yankees; April 28, 2015
The Threshers beat the Blue Jays in a game that featured a pitching duel between their respective pitching staffs. They won the game 2-1 on a 2-out, RBI single by Willians Astudillo in the eleventh inning.
The teams used a combined eight pitchers who scattered 18 hits and 3 walks while striking out 15 batters. Domonic Brown was given the night off after going 0-4 with 3 Ks in the first two games of the series. Michael Saunders started in left field and led off for the Jays and scored their only run in the first inning.
Continue reading Threshers Win on Astudillo’s Walk Off; April 11, 2015
Kevin Walter made his third start of the season and recorded his second win with 5 solid innings against the Brevard County Manatees. The Threshers used a four run fourth inning to erase an early deficit, and the bullpen kept the Manatees at bay to post a 6-2 victory.
Brevard County is an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They boast 7 of the Brewers’ top 20 prospects. Their line up includes #1 Tyrone Taylor (2012, 2nd round, 92nd overall), #2 Orlando Arcia (2010, international free agent), #9 Victor Roache (2012, 1st, 28), and #12 Michael Reed(2011, 5th, 161). They hold down the second through fifth positins in their line up. The Threshers’ staff held them to 4 singles in 15 at bats with a walk and 6 strike outs. Continue reading Walter Wins Again; August 23, 2014
After 124 games and 37 series, the Clearwater Threshers finally swept a team in a three game series this weekend. Thanks to some timely hitting and excellent starting pitching the Threshers have their fourth 3-game winning streak of the second half and the season. Friday, Jordan Guth pitched 7 innings of 4-hit ball allowing 1 earned run. Saturday, Colin Kleven pitched 6 innings of 5-hit ball allowing 2 earned runs.
Today, Kevin Walter made his second start and registered his first win of the season. He pitched a strong game and was replaced after 5 innings. His final line was – Continue reading Walter Completes Sweep of Lakeland; August 17, 2014
Nic Hanson made his first start of the season with the Threshers after 3 rehab starts in the GCL where he pitched 5 hitless innings in his last appearance. Hanson pitched well in Lakewood last season before being promoted to Clearwater for 5 so-so August starts. He’s tall at 6’7 and features 3 pitches – a high 80s fastball that ranges from 86-90, a change up, and a slider. The slider is still a work in progress, but the change up is an effective secondary pitch. Hanson came into the game on an 80 pitch limit. Continue reading Mets Drub Threshers; August 4, 2014
Aaron Nola 2-hit the Miracle through 5 innings and the Threshers scored 9 runs in the second and third innings as Clearwater beat Fort Myers and took the series against the FSL South, first half division champions, three games to one. In the process, they helped drop the Miracle into a second place tie in the second half standings.
Aaron Nola pitched another good game. He allowed one run on 2 hits and a walk. He threw 73 pitches, 47 for strikes. He relied heavily on his fast ball, throwing predominantly 2- and 4- seam fastballs through the first 3 innings. One of his rare early inning curve balls resulted in a strike out to end the first inning. Continue reading Nola/Quinn Lead Assault on Fort Myers; July 31, 2014
The Threshers were stymied in their attempt to take the third game of the four game series against the Stone Crabs. Jeb Stuart started and did a KK impersonation, allowing 3 runs on 1 hit in the first inning. The Threshers rallied for 4 runs in the fifth inning to tie the game but Stefan and Ethan Stewart combined to surrender 3 runs in the top of the sixth inning. The Crabs held on for a 7-5 victory.
Stefan has struggled in the first inning this season. Going into his 12th start, his first inning ERA was 14.34. After tonight’s first inning he had pitched 11.2 first innings and allowed 20 earned runs, raising his first inning ERA to 15.42. He has allowed the opposing team to score first in half of his starts. Continue reading Crabs beat Threshers; July 22, 2014
We’ve all heard the term “a heartbreaking loss”. Well, if there is such a thing as a “heartbreaking win”, the Threshers put their fans through one this afternoon. Actually, heart wrenching or gut wrenching are probably better descriptive terms
The Threshers hitters were facing a young hurler making his Florida State League debut for the Daytona Cubs. Right hander, Justin Amlung, was 4-0 with an ERA of 1.54 with Kane County in A ball. It seems that most of the games I cover, the Threshers run into guys with sub 3.00 ERAs who shut them down, or plus 4.00 ERAs who pitch their game of the season. Not today. Continue reading Threshers; June 8, 2014
We were treated to another pitchers’ duel today. Ethan Stewart and Bradenton’s Jason Creasy battled for 6 innings. Stewart blinked first allowing a 5th inning run. They completed the 6th inning with the Marauders protecting a 1-0 lead. After a short rain delay, the bullpens took over. Both pens combined to allow 6 runs in the 7th inning. They settled down and closed out the final two innings without any further scoring.
Ethan Stewart pitched a tough, gritty 6 innings. Continue reading Threshers; June 1, 2014
Some sort of campers day at Bright House Field today. There were over 2,000 school children in attendance. Oh, what fun.
Jon Prosinski got the 10:30AM start. He scattered 6 hits and allowed 1 unearned run thru his first 7 innings before running out of gas in the 8th inning when he gave up a 3-2, wind-aided home run that barely cleared the left field wall into the Hammerhead bull pen. He was lifted after a ground out and a single. Continue reading Threshers; May 14, 2014