Clearwater Report 4/15-4/21

Week one for the Threshers was all about the offense as they lead the league after four games with 26 runs, but week two for the team was all about the pitching. The team was 4-3 on the week, and still remains on top of the Florida Sate League Northern Division with a record of 7-4. Each of the four wins this week included a pitching gem from their starters. Kyle Drabek had two wins going 13.2 innings with 19 strikeouts to go with the 8 from his first outing to now lead the FSL with 27 Ks overall. Carlos Monasterios threw a complete game shut out in his first start of the season in a seven inning affair as part of a double header, while Yohan Flande threw 7.0 innings on Sunday to improve his record to 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA on the year.

Wednesday 4/15/09:

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2
3
4
5
6 7
8
9 R
H
E

Flying Tigers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
Threshers
2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 8 14 1


Once again the Threshers did what they have done all year so far; score runs. The team picked up 8 runs on the afternoon while Kyle Drabek’s magnificent pitching effort held the Flying Tigers offense silent. Drabek struck out 9 in 7.0 innings while walking none and scattering a paltry 3 hits. It looks like this kid is for real!

8 of 9 Threshers starters had at least one hit with 6 of them picking up 2 hits. Matt Rizotti continues to lead the offense with 4 RBIs on the day and he raised his average to .600 on the season.

Kyle Drabek earned the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his outstanding pitching effort, and a major shout out goes to Matt Rizzotti who has been raking at the plate all year.

Thursday 4/16/09: Double Header

Game 1

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2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E

Flying Tigers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Threshers
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0


In the first game of the double header Carlos Monasterios picked up a win for the Threshers going the distance. He held the Flying Tigers to just three hits in seven innings while striking out four and walking just one in his first start of the young season. The Thresher offense was held quiet as the team picked up only one run in the game, but thanks to Carlos’ efforts that proved to be enough.

The offense has been hot for the team this season picking up at least 5 runs in every other game this year. It looked like it would be another big night for the team as they loaded the bases in the first inning with just one out, but they left all runners stranded, and things stayed quiet until with one out in the fourth inning Yonderman Rodriguez crushed a triple to the right-center gap, and then with two outs Arlon Quirozcrushed a double to score Y-Rod.

Carlos Monasterios earned the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his outstanding pitching effort.

Game 2

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2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E

Flying Tigers
0 0 2 0 0 1 3 6 12 1
Threshers
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 5 0


Unfortunately in the nightcap the Threshers pitching could not match Monasterios’ effort from the first game, and the offense remained relatively quiet for the team as well. Chance Chapman got his first start of the year, but only lasted three innings giving up two runs on six hits with three Ks and no walks. He was relived by Chris Kissock who had two solid innings of middle relief giving up just one hit with three Ks and no walks in two innings of work, but then the Flying Tigers added four off of Joe Rocchio who went the final two innings with a line of four runs on five hits with one punched out and one walked.

The offense remained pretty comatose getting just one hit through the first six innings, but they did pick up a run in the third when Michael Durant got his first walk of the season, and the scored on the one hit, a Fidel Hernandez double.

The team tried to mount a late rally as they picked up two runs on four hits in the bottom of the final frame, but it proved too little too late.

Chirs Kissock earns the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his relief pitching effort.

Thursday 4/16/09: Double Header

Game 1

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2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E

Flying Tigers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Threshers
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0


In the first game of the double header Carlos Monasterios picked up a win for the Threshers going the distance. He held the Flying Tigers to just three hits in seven innings while striking out four and walking just one in his first start of the young season. The Thresher offense was held quiet as the team picked up only one run in the game, but thanks to Carlos’ efforts that proved to be enough.

The offense has been hot for the team this season picking up at least 5 runs in every other game this year. It looked like it would be another big night for the team as they loaded the bases in the first inning with just one out, but they left all runners stranded, and things stayed quiet until with one out in the fourth inning Yonderman Rodriguez crushed a triple to the right-center gap, and then with two outs Arlon Quirozcrushed a double to score Y-Rod.

Carlos Monasterios earned the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his outstanding pitching effort.

Game 2

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2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E

Flying Tigers
0 0 2 0 0 1 3 6 12 1
Threshers
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 5 0

Unfortunately in the nightcap the Threshers pitching could not match Monasterios’ effort from the first game, and the offense remained relatively quiet for the team as well. Chance Chapman got his first start of the year, but only lasted three innings giving up two runs on six hits with three Ks and no walks. He was relived by Chris Kissock who had two solid innings of middle relief giving up just one hit with three Ks and no walks in two innings of work, but then the Flying Tigers added four off of Joe Rocchio who went the final two innings with a line of four runs on five hits with one punched out and one walked.

The offense remained pretty comatose getting just one hit through the first six innings, but they did pick up a run in the third when Michael Durant got his first walk of the season, and the scored on the one hit, a Fidel Hernandez double.

The team tried to mount a late rally as they picked up two runs on four hits in the bottom of the final frame, but it proved too little too late.

Chirs Kissock earns the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his relief pitching effort.

Friday 4/17/09:

4-17-09

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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Yankees
0 2 1 0 2 3 0 2 0 10 16 1
Threshers
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4


Yonderman Rodriguez Rounds Third on his Home Run.


Unfortunately the photo above was but the lone highlight for the Threshers tonight as they fell to the Yankees 10-1.

The offense managed eight hits, and did load the bases in the third, but a defensive effort that included four errors along with pitching that allowed 10 runs was not worthy of much more comment.
Did I mention 4 errors?

Yonderman Rodriguz earnedthe SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his lone HR.


Saturday 4/18/09:

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Yankees
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 3
Threshers
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1


Michael Schwimer closed out the game with some nice pitching.

Julian Sampson got his second start of the year tonight, and looked more comfortable on the hill than in his first effort. Unfortunately with only one run’s worth of support he needed to be perfect, and he could not live up to that expectation.

Sampson went five innings giving up two runs on seven hist walking just one and fanning two. Chris Kissock had two innings of relief giving up on run on one hit with two Ks and no walks, and then Michael Schwimer had two nice innings of work to close things out. His line included no runs, no hits, four hitters punched out, and a walk.

Michael Schwimer earned the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for relief effort.

Sunday 4/19/09:

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 1
Threshers
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 9 0


For the second time in a row, Yohan Flande threw an excellent game from the hill for the Threshers. While Kyle Drabek has stolen the show, Flande seems to want to establish himself in the ranks of Phillies elite minor league pitchers as well. Both he and Drabek wen’t 5.0 innings with wins in their first outings, and now each has gone 7.0 innings with a win in their second effort. Drabek has an edge in Ks, but so far it is a fun race.

The Threshers offense meanwhile was held silent until breaking a 0-0 tie just after the seventh inning stretch to go up 3-0, and then the bullpen got to within two outs of a shut out before Jared Simon surrendered a solo HR. Simon immediately got the next to batters to ground out to end the game though, so all was good, and the Threshers went home winners.

Yohan Flande earns the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his terrific work on the mound. That makes Yohan the first two-time winner this season.

Monday 4/20/09: OFF


Tuesday 4/21/09:

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Threshers
0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 8 0
Flying Tigers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1


Bam! I think this Drabek kid may be for real.

6.2 innings of work with 10 Ks! Wow!

Mike Zagurski got his second rehab start of the season picking up one strike out and giving up no hits or walks, but it was when Kyle Drabek took the mound that things looked brightest for the Threshers. Michael Schwimer pitched the final 1.1 frames to give the Threshers a shut out giving up a hit, a walk, and registering one strike out.

The Threshers offense first got on the board in the fourth inning when Fidel Hernandez singled, moved to second on a Freddy Galvis sac bunt, and then scored on a Dominic Brown RBI single.

They added a second run in the fifth on a couple of singles and an RBI from Derrick Mitchell, then sealed the deal with a 2-run 2-out home run from Matt Rizzotti in the sixth to go on to a 4-0 win.

Kyle Drabek earned the SCHMIDT LIST player of the game award for his terrific work on the mound.

THE OFFENSE THIS WEEK:

Player

Games

Average

Total

RBI

Run

TB

SLG%

2B

3B

HR

BB

Javis Davis

5

0.200

4 for 20

1

1

4

0.200

1

Galvis

7

0.160

4 for 25

1

2

4

0.160

2

Brown

7

0.240

6 for 25

1

1

8

0.320

2

1

Kennelly

7

0.261

6 for 23

1

3

7

0.304

1

Rizzotti

7

0.250

6 for 24

7

3

10

0.417

1

1

3

Rodriguez

7

0.375

9 for 24

1

3

11

0.458

1

3

Durant

2

0.333

2 for 6

2

0.333

Mitchell

6

0.158

3 for 19

2

2

5

0.263

1

Hernandez

7

0.364

8 for 22

1

1

9

0.409

1

Quiroz

6

0.278

5 for 18

2

2

6

0.333

1

1

Arzeno

1

0.667

2 for 3

1

1

3

1.000

1

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