Game Notes – May 5 at Asheville

May 5th, 2016

After a 2-0 loss in Asheville on Wednesday, the BlueClaws are back in action tonight at McCormick Field for a 7:05 game against the Tourists.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 6:50)

Welcome to Asheville…The BlueClaws and Asheville Tourists (Rockies) play a three-game series (Asheville leads 1-0) this week at McCormick Field in Asheville…The teams played four games last year in Lakewood, going 2-2…Lakewood’s last visit here was in 2014, when they split four with the Tourists.

State of the TeamsThe BlueClaws are 7-18 overall but are 5-6 after a 2-12 start to the year…They enter the series in Asheville after taking three of four from Greenville over the weekend at FirstEnergy Park…Asheville has won 8 of 11 after a 3-10 start.

Triple Your Pleasure…Jan Hernandez had three of Lakewood’s six hits on Wednesday night, his first three-hit game of the year and his seventh multi-hit game of the season…After starting the season 5-34, Hernandez is 14-40 since April 19th.

Hit Machine…Josh Tobias, who hit .321 with Williamsport last year in the NY-Penn League, is 7th in the league in hitting this year with Lakewood, batting .333…Tobias has hit safely in 17 of the 23 games in which he has played and has seven multi-hit games…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida.

Activated…1B Brendon Hayden has been activated off the 7-day disabled list…He last appeared in a game on 4/19 vs Hagerstown (in which he went 3-5)…Hayden is 11-47 to open the season…He was a 16th round pick last year from Virginia Tech and hit .291 with 3 HRs with Williamsport last year…OF Samuel Hiciano has been transferred to Clearwater.

Hip Hip, JoseJose Pujols is 18-60 in his 15 games since starting the season 6-33…He has four home runs so far this year and hit his 4th HR in his 81st at bat after he hit four home runs in 256 at bats with Williamsport last year…All of his home runs have come since April 17th…He is the Phillies #25 prospect per MLB.com.

From Extended to the Meat of the Order…C Wilson Garcia (.315) joined the BlueClaws from extended spring training on April 16th and has hit third or fourth in each game he’s played with the BlueClaws…Garcia has seven multi-hit games and has hit safely in all but three that he’s played…Garcia spent last year between Clearwater and Williamsport but this is his first year with the BlueClaws (he only had 54 at bats all of last year, hitting a combined .321 with 0 HRs).

Lakewood – RHP Shane Watson
About: 22 year old, 6-4, 200 pound RHP from Long Beach, California
How Acquired: Supplemental first-round pick, 40th overall, 2012 draft (Lakewood High School)
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 4 st, 1-1, 2.63 ERA, 24 IP, 15 H, 7 R/ER, 8 BB, 20 K
News & Notes: Makes his fifth start of the year and first against Asheville…Has thrown seven innings in each of his last two starts, the first two times he’s thrown seven innings in his career, striking out a combined 13 hitters…His win was two back at Greensboro on 4/21…Pitched for Lakewood in 2013 and missed 2014 with injury…Went 1-5, 4.33 in nine starts with the BlueClaws in 2015.
Last Appearance: 4/27 vs CHA – 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Season Highs…IP (7)…Rs (4)…ERs (4)…Ks (8)…BBs (2)

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AC Cruises “Cruising to the Majors”

May 5th, 2016
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Rhys Hoskins, a 2015 BlueClaw, had a 19-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday night for Double-A Reading.

This is our first Atlantic City Cruises Cruising To the Majors Phillies Farm Report of the year, and several of the affiliates and former BlueClaws players are off to excellent starts to the season. Let’s take a look.

AAA Lehigh Valley
The IronPigs do not have a ton of former BlueClaws – a lot of their players have come from recent Phillies trades, but they have a few. Andrew Knapp is hitting .238 but has already hit 3 HRs and is second on the team with 12 RBIs. Pitcher Severino Gonzalez, who has pitched for both Reading and Lehigh Valley this year, has thrown 8.1 scoreless innings with the IronPigs.

AA Reading
The Fightin’ Phils are off to a great start, at 16-10 as we type this on Thursday morning. Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins each have five home runs to lead the team. Hoskins had a 19-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday night. Angelo Mora is off to a good start, at .289 with 2 HRs and 15 RBIs while playing second, third, shortstop, and the outfield. Roman Quinn already has stolen 10 bases. Among the pitchers, Miguel Nunez was recently promoted to Reading from Clearwater. Excluding an eight-run game on April 15th against Harrisburg, Ricardo Pinto has allowed just five earned runs over his other four starts covering 25 innings pitched.

A+ Clearwater
The Threshers are 17-9 as we type this, carried by an outstanding pitching staff that has a 2.51 ERA through their first 26 games. Tyler Viza has been arguabley the best pitcher in the system; he’s 4-0, 1.14 in 23 innings over his first four starts. Ranfi Casimiro is 3-1, 2.70 while Elniery Garcia is 2-1, 1.82. All three were with the BlueClaws last year. Matt Hockenberry has allowed two runs in 12.1 innings while Jesen Therrien has allowed three in 11.2 innings with 18 strikeouts. Offensively, Kyle Martin is off to a great start, hitting .294 with 5 HRs and 21 RBIs though 26 games. Mitch Walding is off to a .275 start with six home runs while Scott Kingery is hitting .260 with eight stolen bases.

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Leftwich Wins NJIT BlueClaws Player of the Week

May 2nd, 2016

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BlueClaws RHP Luke Leftwich has been named NJIT BlueClaws Player of the Week for the week of April 24 – May 1 after he threw six innings of one-run ball in a win over Greenville on Friday night.

Leftwich struck out a career-high 11 in the win over the Drive, the highest for a BlueClaw since Colin Kleven struck out 11 in a win over Delmarva on July 3, 2012. The last BlueClaw to strike out 10 in a game was Ricardo Pinto on April 15, 2015 against Greensboro.

Leftwich, a 7th round pick last year from Wofford, has 29 strikeouts in 18 innings. His 14.50 Ks/9 ratio is the best among South Atlantic League starting pitchers. He is next slated to throw on Friday in the last game of the series at Asheville.

2016 Standings
Luke Leftwich – 1
Shane Watson – 1
Zach Coppola – 1

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Listen: Morvay Minute With Groundskeeper Mike Morvay

May 1st, 2016

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A brand new feature this year is the Morvay Minute with BlueClaws groundskeeper Mike Morvay, presented by Rich Green Lawns, the preferred fertilization company of the Lakewood BlueClaws.

We sit down with the BlueClaws groundskeeper Mike Morvay, and will do so each month, and this time, talk about keeping the field ready through rainy conditions and he offers a tip that will help you keep your lawn green. Some select points…

  • “This field is a big USGA putting green, built with an 18-inch gravel blanket with lateral drains back-filled with stone and sand that has Kentucky bluegrass instead of bent grass.”
  • “The warning track has drains every 16 feet around and that moves into one drain pipe and that funnels into a catch basin.”
  • “The tarp is 175 feet by 175 feet, exactly the same tarp the Phillies have at Citizens Bank Park.”

This was recorded on Sunday, May 1st before the BlueClaws game against Greenville was officially called, though we referenced the likely rain-out.

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Game Notes – April 30 vs Greenville

April 30th, 2016

After a Friday night win behind Luke Leftwich (who struck out 11), the BlueClaws and Greenville Drive are back at it this afternoon at 4:05.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 3:50)

Last Game Recap…Luke Leftwich threw six innings of run ball striking out a career high 11 as the BlueClaws topped Greenville 5-1 on Friday night at FirstEnergy Park…Jiandido Tromp had three hits and two RBIs while Wilson Garcia had two hits and two RBIs in the win.

Hello Greenville…Greenville (Red Sox) makes a visit to FirstEnergy Park this weekend (Lakewood leads series 1-0)…They took two of three from Lakewood last year…The BlueClaws will be in Greenville for the first time in three years in June (23-26), the first four games of the second half…Lakewood defeated Greenville in the South Atlantic League Championship Series in 2009 and 2010, with each series going four games.

Down to the Wire8 of the first 21 BlueClaws games have been decided by one run (1-7) and 13 of the first 21 have been decided by three runs or less  or in extra innings (2-11)…In each of their 9 losses by three runs or less, the game has ended with the BlueClaws having the tying run no worse than in the batters box, and five times, they have had the tying run on base.

11 in 6 Over 6 in 4…Luke Leftwich struck out a career-high 11 hitters in six innings on Friday against Greenville…He had struck out six hitters over four innings in each of his first three starts this year and has now fanned 29 hitters in 18 innings with the BlueClaws this year (14.50 per 9, leads league among starting pitchers)…The franchise record for most strikeouts in a game is 14, done three times, most recently by Trevor May in 2010.

Magnificent Marrero…Emmanuel Marrero, who hit .188 last year, is at .304 with seven multi-hit games (13-33 in the last six games)…Entering the series in Greensboro, Emmanuel Marrero had played 133 career games without a four-hit game, but he had two in the series, a four-hit game on Thursday and a five-hit game on Sunday…The five-hit game tied a franchise record set by eight other players (last Drew Stankiewicz on 8/30/15 at Greensboro)…Marrero was a 7th round pick in 2014 from Alabama State and hails from Puerto Rico.

Transaction…Anthony Sequeira, a 24th round pick last year from Oral Roberts, has joined the BlueClaws from extended spring training…He went 2-1, 1.87 (34/10 K/BB) with Williamsport last year…RHP Alejandro Arteaga has been transferred to extended spring training.

All He Does Is Hit…Josh Tobias, who hit .321 with Williamsport last year in the NY-Penn League, is 9th in the league in hitting this year with Lakewood, batting .352Tobias is 18-43 over his last 11 games…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida.

Lakewood – RHP Harold Arau
About: 20 year old, 6-2, 185 pound RHP from Chiriqui, Panama
How Acquired: Trade (from Houston, 12/2015 in deal that sent Ken Giles to Houston)
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 3 st, 1-2, 3.94 ERA, 16 IP, 13 H, 7 R/ER, 6 BB, 10 K
News & Notes: Makes his fourth start of the year…Last time out, gave up four runs on six hits in four innings at Greensboro on Saturday…Threw seven scoreless innings two back against Greensboro on 4/17 in his lone start at FirstEnergy Park…One of five to join Phillies in deal that sent Ken Giles to Houston…Spent last year with Tri-City in NY-Penn League (0-5, 5.75 ERA).
Last Appearance: 4/23 at GBO (L) – 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Season Highs…IP (7)…Rs (4)…ERs (4)…Ks (5)…BBs (2)

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Game Notes – April 26 vs Charleston

April 26th, 2016

The BlueClaws are back home for the week as they take on the Charleston RiverDogs, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Yankees. Greenville (Red Sox) will be here over the weekend. The BlueClaws come off a four-game split of their series in Greensboro, winning 11-7 in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 6:20)

Yankee Week at FirstEnergy Park…Charleston, the Yankees affiliate, visits FirstEnergy Park for a three-game series…The teams did not play last year…Charleston took two of three from Lakewood here in 2014 and Lakewood took two of three here in 2013…The BlueClaws have not been to Charleston since 2012, but will go there for a four-game series from July 15-18.

Transactions…OF Damek Tomscha, who went 2-4 with a home run over the first two games of the year with Lakewood, returns after going 2-19 with Hi-A Clearwater…RHP Luis Morales joins the BlueClaws from extended spring training…OF Cornelius Randolph placed on 7-day disabled list (left shoulder strain)…RHP Kenny Koplove has been transferred to extended spring training.

Tobias On a Roll…Josh Tobias went 5-15 with a home run and 8 RBIs in the series in Greensboro, where he grew up…Tobias is 15-35 over his last 10 games and is 9th in the league in hitting at .349 on the season…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida and hit .321 with Williamsport in the NY-Penn League.

Hip Hip, JoseJose Pujols is 11-34 in his seven games since starting the season 6-33…He has three home runs (one off the four he hit with Williamsport last year), all since April 17th including one on Sunday in Greensboro…He is the Phillies #25 prospect per MLB.com.

Home Run Tracker…The BlueClaws have hit 15 home runs this year, second most in the league (Greenville, 24 – Lakewood is tied with Hickory)…Four players have two home runs – Jose Pujols leads the team with three home runs (all since April 17th)…Jan Hernandez, Josh Tobias, and Jiandido Tromp have two…Austin Bossart hit his first home run on Sunday.

Magnificent Marrero…Entering the series in Greensboro, Emmanuel Marrero had played 133 career games without a four-hit game, but he had two in the series, a four-hit game on Thursday and a five-hit game on Sunday…The five-hit game tied a franchise record set by eight other players (last Drew Stankiewicz on 8/30/15 at Greensboro)…Marrero was a 7th round pick in 2014 from Alabama State and hails from Puerto Rico.

Lakewood – LHP Tyler Gilbert
About: 22 year old, 6-3, 190 pound LHP from Santa Cruz, California
How Acquired: 6th round pick, 2015 draft (University of Southern California)
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 3 st, 0-2, 13.2 IP, 19 H, 13 R/ER, 4 BB, 12 K
News & Notes: Makes his fourth start of the year and first against Charleston…Gave up seven runs over four innings against Hagerstown in his last start on Wednesday night…Went 4-3, 2.79 with Williamsport last year (44/6 K/BB ratio in 42 innings) after being drafted in Round 6 from USC.
Last Appearance: 4/20 vs HAG (L) – 4 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Season Highs…IP (5)…Rs (7)…ERs (7)…Ks (6)…BBs (2)

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Watson Wins NJIT BlueClaws Player of the Week

April 25th, 2016

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BlueClaws RHP Shane Watson has been named NJIT BlueClaws Player of the Week for the week of April 18-24 after he threw seven innings of one-run ball in a win over Greensboro on Thursday.

Watson, who made nine starts with the BlueClaws last year, threw seven innings for the first time in his career and tied his career high with eight strikeouts in the win over the Grasshoppers. He is next scheduled to pitch on Wednesday in the 11:05 am game against Charleston at FirstEnergy Park.

Runner-Up? Jose Pujols and Jan Hernandez each had two home runs and Emmanuel Marrero had a four hit game and a five hit game (he tied a franchise record with five hits in the win Sunday over Greensboro).

2016 Standings
Shane Watson – 1
Zach Coppola – 1

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Get to Know: BlueClaws 3B Jan Hernandez

April 24th, 2016

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In our next of the Get to Know series, we sit down with BlueClaws third baseman Jan Hernandez. The 21 year old from Puerto Rico homered in Greensboro on both Thursday and Friday nights and then added two hits and an RBI on Saturday.

Hernandez was a third round pick of the Phillies in 2014 and talks about growing up in Puerto Rico playing at the Carlos Beltran Academy, waking up at 4 am to catch a bus to the Academy, where he took classes and played baseball, how he is a better player this year than he was last year and two years ago, when he spent a few weeks with the BlueClaws at 19, and much more.

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Former BlueClaws Off to Great Starts With Clearwater

April 24th, 2016
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The Clearwater Threshers roster should look pretty familiar to BlueClaws fans. All but two players on it played for the BlueClaws (P Victor Arano came to the Phillies to complete the Roberto Hernandez deal two years ago and P Thomas Eshelman came to the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade in December, going straight to Clearwater from the NY-Penn League).

What should also look familiar to BlueClaws fans? Strong pitching from guys that thrived with Lakewood last year. In fact, the Threshers staff has an ERA of 1.89 (!) over 17 games and has already thrown four shutouts. Let’s take a look.

  • LHP Elniery Garcia has given up one run in 19 innings with 17 strikeouts and four walks. He had a 3.23 ERA with the BlueClaws last year, including a 2.64 ERA in the second half.
  • RHP Ranfi Casimiro has given up three earned runs in 16 innings with 20 strikeouts and four walks. He had a 3.35 ERA with Lakewood last year and a 3.10 ERA in the second half.
  • RHP Tyler Viza has allowed two earned runs in 17.2 innings with 17 strikeouts and two walks. Viza had a 3.3.38 ERA with Lakewood last year 3.14 in the second half.

Out of the bullpen, Jairo Munoz has allowed one run in seven innings, Jesen Therrien has allowed one earned run in 9.1 innings with 15 strikeouts, Matt Hockenberry has not allowed a run in 6.2 innings with five strikeouts, and Alexis Rivero has not allowed a run in 8.1 innings with 11 strikeouts.

Pitching coach Aaron Fultz, who worked with these players last year in Lakewood, has done a great job helping them develop, and the early returns in 2016 are very strong.

Here is the Clearwater stats page.

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Game Notes – April 24 at Greensboro

April 24th, 2016

The BlueClaws are in Greensboro for the final game of this four game series. After Lakewood won the opener, the Grasshoppers have taken the next two. Mitch Gueller takes the mound for the BlueClaws today. First pitch is 4:00.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 3:50)

Last Game Recap…Josh Naylor went 3-3 with two doubles, a home run, and drove in three runs as Greensboro topped the BlueClaws 6-1 on Saturday night at NewBridge Bank Park…Cody Poteet gave up five hits over five scoreless innings to earn the win…Lakewood starter Harold Arauz gave up four runs over four innings and took the loss…Jan Hernandez had two hits and drove in the only BlueClaws runs of the game.

Welcome to Greensboro…The BlueClaws are making the first of two trips (August 1- 3) to NewBridge Bank Park this year…The Grasshoppers took three of four from the BlueClaws last week at FirstEnergy Park and lead the season series 5-2 (Greensboro leads 2-1 in Lakewood).

Strong Homecoming…Josh Tobias is 5-13 with a home run and 7 RBIs in this series in Greensboro, where he grew up (he went to Southeast Guilford High School, 12 miles from NewBridge Bank Park)…Tobias is 15-33 over his last 9 games and is 5th in the league in hitting at .361 on the season…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida and hit .321 with Williamsport in the NY-Penn League.

The Newest BlueClaw…OF Venn Biter joins the BlueClaws from extended spring training…He played with Williamsport last year, hitting .265 with two home runs and nine stolen bases…Biter was a 30th round pick of the Phillies in 2013 from Clarksville, Tennessee…He takes the roster spot of Zach Coppola, placed on the disabled list.

Going, Going Jan…Jan Hernandez has two home runs in Greensboro (Thursday and Friday), his 20th and 21st career home runs…The former 3rd round pick hit 10 with Williamsport last year…He is 9-20 in the last five games after a 5-34 start to the season.

From Extended to the Meat of the Order…C Wilson Garcia joined the BlueClaws from extended spring training on April 16th and has hit third or fourth in each game he’s played with the BlueClaws…Garcia has three multi-hit games and has hit safely in all but two that he’s played…Garcia spent last year between Clearwater and Williamsport but this is his first year with the BlueClaws.

Lakewood – RHP Mitch Gueller
About: 22 year old, 6-3, 210 pound RHP from Rochester, Washington
How Acquired: Supplemental first-round pick (52nd overall), 2012 draft
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 2 st, 0-1, 9 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 9 K
News & Notes: Makes his third start of the year, first against Greensboro…Last time out, gave up three runs over five innings against Hagerstown on Monday…Spent last year with Williamsport in the NY-Penn League, going 10-1, 2.23, leading the league in wins and tying for the league lead in ERA…Also pitched in WPT in 2013 and 2014…Committed to Washington State before signing with the Phillies.
Last Appearance: 4/18 vs HAG (L) – 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Season Highs…IP (5)…Rs (3)…ERs (3)…Ks (5)…BBs (2)

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Meet BlueClaws SS Emmanuel Marrero

April 23rd, 2016

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Get to know BlueClaws SS Emmanuel Marrero, who had a four-hit game, including his second professional home run, on Thursday night at NewBridge Bank Park.


Marrero notes that he feels much more comfortable at the plate this year, talks about playing third base for the first time, and about some of the players he admired and watched while he grew up in Puerto Rico.

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Game Notes – April 23 at Greensboro

April 23rd, 2016

After a tough 10-9 loss last night, the BlueClaws are back in action tonight at NewBridge Bank Park against Greensboro. RHP Harold Arauz, who beat Greensboro on Sunday, takes the mound for Lakewood.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 6:50)

Bats on a Roll…The BlueClaws have scored 38 runs in their last six games, hitting .298 as a team (65-218) in that stretch.

Strong Homecoming…Josh Tobias is 5-10 with a home run and 7 RBIs in this series in Greensboro, where he grew up (he went to Southeast Guilford High School, 12 miles from NewBridge Bank Park)…Tobias is 15-30 over his last 8 games and is 5th in the league in hitting at .379 on the season…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida and hit .321 with Williamsport in the NY-Penn League.

Going, Going Jan…Jan Hernandez has homered each of the last two days, his 20th and 21st career home runs…The former 3rd round pick hit 10 with Williamsport last year…He is 7-16 in the last four games after a 5-34 start to the season.

Hitting StreaksZach Coppola has hit safely in eight straight games, going 14-32 with two doubles and a triple…Josh Tobias has hit safely in five straight games, going 9-20 with three doubles and a home run…Jan Hernandez has hit safely in four straight games, going 7-16 with two home runs.

Home Run Tracker…The BlueClaws have hit 13 home runs this year, second most in the league (Greenville, 24)…Four players have two home runs – Jan Hernandez, Josh Tobias, Jiandido Tromp, and Jose Pujols. 

Lakewood – RHP Harold Arauz
About: 20 year old, 6-2, 185 pound RHP from Chiriqui, Panama
How Acquired: Trade (from Houston, 12/2015 in deal that sent Ken Giles to Houston)
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 2 st, 1-1, 12 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 9 K
News & Notes: Makes his third start of the year and second against Greensboro…Faced the Grasshoppers on Sunday and threw seven scoreless innings to earn his first win with the Phillies…Gave up three runs in five innings of season debut on 4/11 at Hagerstown…One of five to join Phillies in deal that sent Ken Giles to Houston…Spent last year with Tri-City in NY-Penn League (0-5, 5.75 ERA).
Last Appearance: 4/17 vs GBO (W) – 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Season Highs…IP (7)…Rs (3)…ERs (3)…Ks (5)…BBs (2)

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Game Notes – April 22 at Greensboro

April 22nd, 2016

The BlueClaws, after a 10-3 win in Greensboro last night, are back at it today against the Grasshoppers with a 7:00 first pitch at NewBridge Bank Park. Luke Leftwich is on the hill.

Game Notes / Listen Live (at 6:45)

Strong Homecoming…Josh Tobias went 2-5 with 3 RBIs in his first game back in Greensboro, where he grew up (he went to Southeast Guilford High School, 12 miles from NewBridge Bank Park)…Tobias is 12-25 over his last 7 games and is 6th in the league in hitting at .358 on the season…He was a 10th round pick last year from Florida and hit .321 with Williamsport in the NY-Penn League.

Hitting StreaksZach Coppola has hit safely in seven straight games, going 11-27 with two doubles and a triple…Wilson Garcia’s six-game hitting streak was snapped on Thursday…

Randolph Breaks Through…Phillies first-round pick Cornelius Randolph is 8-13 over the last three games with his first three multi-hit games of the season after starting the year 4-37…Tuesday was his first career four-hit game and included his first home run of the year (2nd career)…He was the 10th overall pick in the 2015 player draft…Randolph is one of just 10 18-year olds on South Atlantic League rosters.

Magnificent Marrero…Emmanuel Marrero is 15-50 to start the year with four multi-hit games – he had eight multi-hit games all of last year with the BlueClaws…Thursday was his first career four-hit game and included his second career home run…He was a 7th round pick in 2014 from Alabama State.

Going, Going Jan…Jan Hernandez hit his first home run of the year on Thursday night in Greensboro…The former 3rd round pick hit 10 with Williamsport last year…He is 5-12 in the last three games after a 5-34 start to the season.

The Zach Rabbit…Zach Coppola (who played for the South Dakota State Jack Rabbits) did not play the first two BlueClaws games this year, but since moving into the lineup in the third game, he is 19-52 with six walks, having reached base in 25 of 58 plate appearances while adding two stolen bases and five RBIs…He leads the BlueClaws with six multi-hit games and is 6th in the league, hitting .365…Coppola was a 13th round pick last year from South Dakota State and stole 19 bases with Williamsport.

Lakewood – RHP Luke Leftwich
About: 21 year old, 6-3, 205 pound RHP from Phoenix, Arizona
How Acquired: 7th round pick, 2015 draft (Wofford College)
Stats: 2016 (LAK) – 2 st, 0-1, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, 5 BB, 12 K
News & Notes: Makes his third start of the year and second against Greensboro…Faced the Grasshoppers on Saturday and gave up one run on three hits over four innings of work but took the loss…Gave up three runs on five hits in five innings of season debut on 4/10 at Lexington…Went 2-2, 2.76 with Williamsport last year after being taken out of Wofford…Went to same HS (Desert Vista, Phoenix) as 2014-15 BlueClaws RHP Tyler Viza.
Last Appearance: 4/16 vs GBO (L) – 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Season Highs…IP (4)…Rs (3)…ERs (3)…Ks (6)…BBs (3)

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Deep-Fried Standings

April 22nd, 2016

We gave you a rundown of BlueClaws new concession items (here), so let’s check in on some of them. After one homestand, here are the Deep-Fried Standings – aka the most popular deep-fried items at the new Deep-Fried Food Stand on the third base concourse.

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