Clearwater Threshers Rely On Strong Defense and Relief Pitching For The Win Over The Tampa Yankees.

It was a unique game where neither team could score much or at all.  The Threshers won 2-0 over the Tampa Yankees.  Combined, the two teams went 2 for 20 with runners in scoring position.

And it was four old fashion double plays pulled off by the Threshers infield that was the major difference.  Watch three of them HERE.

Shortstop Grenny Cumana was right in the middle of it all in making things happen in the game.

He picked up four assists and a putout on the four double plays.

Grenny Cumana scoring in the second inning against Tampa

Also, “tough as nails”, Grenny came around to score on a Zach Coppola base hit in the second inning for the second run after getting hit by a pitch to get on base. Watch the HBP, HERE.

A single by Damek Tomsha drove in the first run after Cornelius Randolph tripled in the first inning.

A shaky start by Alfredo Tirado (2-2) still resulted into five shutout innings and the win for him. He allowed nine base runners on five walks and four base hits.

It was the Threshers bullpen that shutdown the Yankees the rest of the way led by Matt Hockenberry, watch his three called strike “threes” HERE and an inning from Austin Davis for holds.

Jeff Singer


Jeff Singer earned his eighth save in eight opportunities with a clean ninth inning.  Watch a Singer called strike “three” HERE.

If you turn four double plays and get shutout pitching from your starter and bullpen it does not take much offense to pick up a win.  That was the Thresher’s strategy last night.



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