The Threshers just anointed a new closer in Grant Dyer after the top closer in the Florida State League Jonathan Hennigan got the call to move on up to Reading. That’s minor league baseball, here today and gone tomorrow.
Hennigan picked up his seventh save in seven opportunities for the Threshers in the second game of a doubleheader in Daytona, Monday night, to take over the lead the FSL in saves. Before we could say “job well done”, he was “on a jet plane” gone up the Phillies chain to the Fightin Phils.
The lefty Hennigan was outstanding in his seven saves this season allowing no runs, three hits, walking only two, but in 10.1 innings. Of Jonathan’s 31 outs in his seven saves, 16 were by strikeouts. He deserved to move on up! He had nothing more to prove in the Florida State League.
Grant Dyer was waiting in the wings to take over in any event. Already, Dyer has two saves recorded and has not been scored upon in his last nine relief appearances covering 12.2 innings for Clearwater.
Dyer retired the side to earn the save in Saturday night’s game against Charlotte. He looks ready to take over for Hennigan in a Threshers’ closer role, watch HERE.