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From The Back Fields To The Bronx: Look Back At Week 1 of 2022

From the Back Fields to the Bronx
From the Back Fields to the Bronx
From The Back Fields To The Bronx: Look Back At Week 1 of 2022
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On the latest episode of From The Back Fields to The Bronx, Ricky Keeler is joined by Tampa Tarpons beat writer John Brophy to talk about the first full week of the 2022 season for all four of the New York Yankees full-season affiliates.

First up, John talks about the Tarpons having success on the mound with their pitching and he discusses what has stood out to him about the way Rachel Balkovec manages the Tarpons and connects with her players. Then, he discusses the improvements he is seeing in Anthony Garcia‘s plate discipline after conducting an interview with him earlier this week.

When the conversation shifts to Somerset, Ricky and John talk about whether or not to be concerned about Anthony Volpe‘s slow start, the talent the rotation has led by Ken Waldichuk, and the team’s high strikeout totals to begin the year.

Scranton Wilkes-Barre had a rough week in Norfolk and Ricky thinks there should be some concern with the way Luis Gil and Deivi Garcia have struggled to begin the year. Finally, the duo looks at Hudson Valley’s lineup and how even without Trey Sweeney at the moment, the Renegades may have the deepest lineup in the system.

After talking about their position groups to watch this year, Ricky and John talk about the pitch clock that has helped decrease how long the games are going and whether or not it is a good or bad thing for the sport.

 

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