The Clearwater Threshers are off to a strong start in the second half of the Florida State League. They have outscored division rival Daytona Tortugas in winning the the first two games by a combined score of 17-5.
Friday night it was the strong start by Edgar Garcia that set the pace in the 9-3 win. A converted reliever, Garcia pitched a strong 5.1 innings allowing only two runs to get his first win as a starter. Watch his two strikeouts HERE. So far in June he is now 1-1 in four starts with a 2.25 ERA.
The Threshers have been scoring runs and getting on base. The top four hitters in the Threshers’ order (Cord Sandberg, Emmanuel Marrero, Derek Campbell and Wilson Garcia) were on base 13 times in the game with 8 hits, 3 walks, and a hit by pitch. They scored 6 runs and drove in 4 runs.
Sandberg, getting a rare start in center field, went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and a RBI. He is now hitting .371 over his last 10 games. Watch his RBI double HERE.
Marrero continuing to show range at shortstop was 1 for 3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. He scored three runs and hit a two-run double. He is now hitting .324 in his last 10 games. Watch his double HERE.
Playing right field, Campbell singled, walked and scored a run. Watch his base hit HERE.
First baseman Wilson Garcia had two singles and a walk. He is now hitting .375 with 12 RBIs in his last 10 games. Watch his RBI single HERE.
To go with the timely hitting and good pitching the Threshers played errorless ball. This is a sure fire formula for winning baseball.