Jorge Alfaro plays in GCL game-pictures

Jorge Alfaro, the new catcher acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, played today in a Gulf Coast League game.

Alfaro played three innings–hit two strong line drives that might have gone out, if the wind didn’t blow it back in.

  

Alfaro hits hard line drive to the warning track

 

New Aquisition John Richy Makes Clearwater Threshers Debut

John Richy, the newly acquired RHP from the Dodgers, made his debut with the Clearwater Threshers tonight.

Here are some pictures:  

    
 
  

Richy went 7 innings, 4 hits, no runs, 1 walk, 3 strike outs and a pick-off. A rather impressive debut for our new pitcher.

My only regret is that I won’t get to see more of him before the end of the season. Well, there’s only approximately 165 days until spring training….

GCL Pitcher Tanner Keist Released

This is one of those blog posts I hate to write. This summer I was fortunate to get to know Gulf Coast League pitcher Tanner Keist and his family.

  

 They are nice people and I enjoyed talking with them. That’s what makes today hard. Tanner Keist was released this weekend.

Some say it’s “the nature of the beast” that so many guys will not continue on, but it still stings when one of the kids you know are let go.

I wish Tanner and his family all the best and hope he gets picked up soon.