It just does not get any better than last night’s game at Spectrum Field. Clearwater Threshers starter Kyle Glogoski debuted with a five-inning, no-hitter and Jhailyn Ortiz hit yet another home run in the second half for a 5-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas.
Glogoski just promoted from the Lakewood BlueClaws teamed with relievers Tyler Carr and Keylan Killgore to pitch a nine-inning, no-hit shutout. Read HERE. The big story on the mound was about the New Zealander who went the first five-innings striking out five and walking two to get the win.
The key out in the no-hitter was Killgore coming on in the ninth inning and striking Cincinnati Reds rehabbing second baseman Scooter Gennett.
With the bat, no one is hotter than Jhailyn Ortiz who served as the DH in last night’s game. His two-run homer in the fifth broke open the game as the Threshers put a three-spot on the scoreboard. It was his 12th homer of the year.
Since the start of the second half of the Florida State League, the Thresher have gone 5-1, just the opposite of the 1-5 start they had to start the first half. The reason for the turn around is simple in that Ortiz did not play in those first six games to start the season. In the first six games of the second half, Jhailyn is 7 for 22 with five homers and 11 RBIs. A batter can not be much more on fire with the long ball than that!
Both Glogoski and Ortiz are playing at baseball age 20 but they are playing like they are on missions to move up. Reading Fightin Phils here they come, sooner rather than later! We bet this will be just the first of many times you read about them together putting a “W” into the win column for a Phillies team!