Another pair of A-ball games today, this time against the Phillies. The highlight without a doubt was Nick Kingham, who threw four impressive innings apart from a brief glitch at the start of his last inning. I didn't see the first inning, which went 1-2-3, but Kingham consistently hit 93-94 with very good command in the second and third innings, allowing just an unearned run. He threw a few curves, most of them looking sharp. He seemed a little off at the start of the fourth, throwing only 90 and allowing a 2-run HR on an 84-mph pitch that appeared to be a flat slider, but he rallied quickly, went back to throwing 93 and retired the next three hitters. I think Kingham will be a must-see for those who can make it to West Virginia Power games this year.
The other starter, Tyler Waldron, was less impressive. He sat at 89-91 and didn't show any impressive offspeed stuff. He gave up a lot of hard-hit balls.
Most of the other pitchers were guys who are probably battling for spots i...
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