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MiLB Spring Training Notes – Tampa Tarpons: March 23, 2019

Pitching:

Frank German

  • Control is a little erratic to start for German.
  • German struck out Lancaster.
  • Struck out Stokes.
  • Walked two and struck out two in the 1st.
  • Gave up a base hit to right field to open the 2nd.
  • Changeup looks to have some depth, fooling hitters in the 2nd inning.
  • Looked much better in the 2nd, getting ground balls and some swings and misses.
  • Gave up two walks and a hit in the 3rd inning.
  • Stuck out Stobbe to start the 4th.
  • Final line for Frank German: 4 IP, 5 BB, 3 SO, 2 H 0 ER

Jefry Valdez

  • Jeffrey Valdez takes the mound in the 5th.
  • Valdez gives up a base hit to 3rd.
  • Valdez breaking ball looks good, getting Lancaster to swing over it.
  • Gave up an RBI single to center.
  • Valdez is sitting around 90-91 mph.
  • Valdez is showing late life on pitches.
  • Changeup looks really good.

Jhony Brito

  • Brito is on in the 8th.
  • Base hit and a wild pitch put a man in scoring position in the 9th.
  • Brito walked Lancaster in the 9th.
  • Gave up an RBI groundout to the third baseman.

Other Notes:

Hitting/fielding:

  • Nelson Gomez with a broken-bat single up the middle with two outs in the 1st.
  • Nelson Gomez with a bad throw on a routine grounder to 3rd, missing a routine double play.
  • Juan De Leon beat out a dribbler to second base in the 2nd.
  • Josh Breaux reached on an error by the shortstop to keep the 2nd inning going.
  • Jesus Bastidas with a hard hit ball to shortstop for an RBI groundout.
  • Bastidas steals second on a good jump.
  • Bastidas with a nice sliding stop and throw to get the runner out at first.
  • Nelson Gomez throws one in the dirt from third, letting the runner on.
  • Junior Soto crushed a ball to the left-field warning track that the left fielder tracked down in the 6th.
  • Dermis Garcia worked a walk to extend the inning.
  • Wilkerman Garcia is out with a hamstring injury.
  • Junior Soto with a leadoff home run to left in the 7th.
  • Bastidas roped a base hit to center with 1-out in the 7th.
  • Max Burt was thrown out at second trying to beat out a base hit to left in the 8th.
  • Junior Soto works a walk on a 3-2 count in the 9th.
  • Carlos Narvaez with a chopper over the first baseman’s head, advancing Soto to third.
  • RBI groundout for Bastidas.
  • Kyle Gray worked a 2-out walk in the 9th