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Greetings from Hagerstown, where tonight the BlueClaws will finish a four-game series against the Hagerstown Suns. Lakewood picked up a 7-2 win last night, with the bullpen throwing 8.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Good Friends and a Strong Bullpen…In Lakewood’s last 14 games, their bullpen has allowed just 13 ER in 61.1 innings pitched (1.91 ERA)…In that stretch, which dates to June 12th, Chase Johnson has thrown nine shutout innings…Jay Johnson has thrown 7.1 shutout innings…Colby Shreve has thrown seven shutout innings.
Chasing Zeros…BlueClaws RHP Chase Johnson has thrown 10 consecutive perfect innings, including four against Hagerstown in an 11-inning game on June 14th and four more against
Hagerstown in a 14-inning game on June 28th.
From the Side…BlueClaws LHP Jay Johnson has allowed just five ER in 22.2 innings pitched since his debut (two ER, no outs recorded, four batters, all walks) and one run in his last 14.1 innings…Johnson, a side-armer, has 26 strikeouts in those 22.2 innings pitched…He threw a career long three innings on 6/11 and then bested that with 3.1 scoreless innings on 6/16…He threw three shutout on 6/29 at Hagerstown…Johnson, from Canada, played at a junior college in Canada and Texas Tech University…He signed with the Phillies during spring training.
A New Home…BlueClaws RHP Colby Shreve has a 2.45 ERA (8 ER in 29.1 IP) since moving to the bullpen in early May…He has thrown 8.1 consecutive scoreless innings and has allowed three ER in his last 20.1 innings…Further, five of the eight runs he’s allowed out of the bullpen came in one inning vs Hagerstown on 5/16…A 6th round pick in 2008 from the CC of Southern Nevada, Shreve was a starter with the BlueClaws last year, going 7-5, 3.95…A Las Vegas native, Shreve missed the first two years of his professional career with injuries.