Gerrit Cole Live Report: 5/6/12

Gerrit Cole made his 6th start as a pro on Sunday against the Tampa Yankees. His overall numbers were good but not great: 5 innings, 80 pitches (56 strikes), 2 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts. Cole was throwing all his pitches for strikes. He was consistently ahead in the count. I don’t believe he went 2-0 on any batter, and was only 2-1 on 2 batters. After the first couple of batters in the game (both of which resulted in...

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Jameson Taillon Live Report: 5/4/12

Jameson Taillon and the Bradenton Marauders played the Tampa Yankees at classic Legends Field Friday night. Following are my notes regarding Taillon’s performance (since he was easily the most interesting of the players involved in the game). Overall, Taillon had a very good night. He ended up pitching 6 innings, throwing 77 pitches (53 strikes) with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits and 2 runs. Both of the runs and 4 of the 6...

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Bradenton Marauders Game Recap 8/28/11

When I arrived at McKechnie Field for the Bradenton Marauders vs. St. Lucie Mets game this evening, I noted this could be a very high scoring game due to the strong wind blowing straight out to center field. I was correct that the game ended up being high scoring, and it was in large part due to several home runs. However, the wind had very little, if anything, to do with those homers. Tyler Waldron started the game for the Marauders...

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GCL Pirates Recap 8/25/11 – Luis Heredia Start

Luis Heredia most likely pitched his last game of his first professional season today with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. I liked what I saw from him even though his pitching line didn’t look too great. In 3 innings, he threw 46 pitches with 31 strikes, a very healthy ratio that was in contrast to the last start I saw. He also flashed a nice change and curve which, when implemented in a “real” game plan, looks like...

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GCL Pirates Recap 8/13 – Luis Heredia Start

Today, I went to watch the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League game, mainly to watch Luis Heredia, the now-17-year old Pirates’ prized pitcher. I left the game impressed with the display of offense I saw from the Baby Bucs. Heredia had mixed results. His first pitch of the game resulted in a perfect drag bunt single by the Phillies’ leadoff hitter. His second pitch resulted in a caught stealing due to a great throw by...

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