It’s shaping up as a long season for the Threshers. They just can’t score enough runs, but for the most part, several starting pitchers have been outstanding. Saturday night’s 3-0 loss to the Ft. Myers Miracle was no exception to recent games with strong starting pitching but no offense. All the Threshers hitters could manage were four hits. Watch a Rodolfo Duran single off the wall in right, HERE.
Saturday night’s starting pitcher Kyle Young threw an 82 pitch, six-inning, gem allowing only one run and four hits. He struck out 10 with no walks. Watch his strike “threes” HERE.
Young had such good stuff he was breaking bats. It was a Miracle broken bat double in the sixth inning that spoiled his outing with the only run he would give up. Watch it HERE.
Though the Threshers compiled a 2-8 record after the first ten games of the season, they have been getting outstanding starting pitching. In the recent games this week, four Threshers starting pitchers, including Young, have allowed only three runs in 24 innings. Spencer Howard and Alejandro Requena pitched six inning shutouts and Damon Jones allowed only two first inning runs.
The problem is that the Threshers bats have been silent in too many games. The team was been shutout in one game and scored only one run in three other games..
The season’s still young and most of the starting pitchers have pitched well but the team needs to score runs to win some games. The team had a .194 batting average and scored only 27 runs in the first ten games of the season and that is not going to get it done. The good news is they lead the league in home runs with eight but even that is not enough!