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.      Advertisements

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 […]

Threshers Struggle to Score Runs in 2-1 Defeat by the Brevard County Manatees

It was a rough night in Clearwater. It showed the biggest problem with the Threshers this year, they are missing consistent hitting. Colin Kleven (RHP) started and went five innings gave up 6 hits, 2 runs 3 walks and had 3 strike outs. He had little help from the bats, there were only 6 hits […]

Kleven Takes Down Dunedin, Threshers Trounce Jays 8-1

Colin Kleven put together his best performance of the season so far as he lead the Threshers to an 8-1 win over the rival Dunedin Blue Jays. Willians Astudillo, who caught tonight, and first baseman Zachary Green each had two RBIs to aid in the run total. Also key to the win were three base […]

Three Weeks In, Phillies Minor League Teams Shaping Up

We are three weeks into the minor league season and the Phillies’ Pharm teams are shaping up. In some respects, it’s what one would expect, in others, a bit of a surprise. The most pleasant surprise is the Reading Fightins. Reading is 10-7 and are in second place, only a game and a half behind […]

Threshers Win First Game of 2015

Clearwater Threshers: After only two games, I walked away from tonight’s Threshers game with a quote from one of my favorite movies, “Major League” stuck in my head. I quote Manager Lou Brown, “it’s starting to come together, Pepper, it’s starting to come together!” Last night, we had a triple play, (Walding to Stankiewicz to […]