Welcome Back Adrian Cardenas!
The Threshers had a pretty good week this week despite going just 3-3 in the process with Sunday as an off-day for Mother’s Day. The week began with the Threshers picking up two wins to extend their streak to four wins-in-a-row for the first time this year; they then lost two tightly contested games on Friday & Saturday.
The team was shut out by their cross-county rivals the Dunedin Bluejays on Monday with Tuffy Gosewisch picking up the team’s only hit in the game, and then they ended the week with a come-from-behind win over the Bluejays thanks to a seventh inning home run from Adrian Cardenas in his first game back since April the 17th.
Noteworthy News for the Week:
The team picked up eight home runs in the six games by six different players after having gotten just eight home runs in the first 33 games of the season. The week’s highlight was the team’s four home run effort in a 12-3 win this past Thursday night with four players each getting their season’s first long ball in that game.
John Urick was named the FSL playeer of the week going 8-19 (.421) and accounted for the game winning run in each of the Threshers’ wins.
Edgar Garcia picked up his fifth consecutive win in that same game to lead all pitchers with five wins on the year.
Joe Savery suffered a loss in his only outing of the week lasting just three innings. He gave up five runs on seven hits in the game with three walks and just one strikeout. The team would rally from down 7-1 in the game, but lost 7-6 in the end.
Gus Milner extended his hitting streak to 18 games before it was ended on Monday in the team’s 4-0 loss to the Bluejays. He picked up a 2-run HR the following night to tie the game before Adrian Cardenas got his game-winning HR to get the team back in the wins column.
Zack Segovia was sent down to Clearwater and looked pretty good in his only start despite taking the loss. He went 5.2 innings in the game though he had only gone 5.0 innings total in four games at Reading this year. He gave up three runs on seven hits with four Ks and no walks.
Darren Byrd was either placed on the DL or sent to extended spring training (depending on which source you hear it from) after going 0-4 in six starts with a 9.25 ERA and 15Ks v 22BB
Nate Johnson was realeased by the team after posting a 6.08 ERA for the team.
Sorry for the shorter than usual report this week, but I started a new job on Monday, and my time has been tight this week. Hopefully I can back to normal for next week’s report – Jeff