Short Season Wednesday: Cyclones shutout; Morris better

SS-A: Hudson Valley Renegades 1, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 0

The Cyclones offense was limited to just five hits and struck out 13 times.

Jeff Walters (2010 7th rnd pick) was solid for the Cyclones: 4 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 bb, 4 k, HBP.

The Cyclones fall to 8-5 on the season.


SS-R: @Greensville Astros 9, Kingsport Mets 5

Akeel Morris made his second start of the season and he fared a little better with his results. Tonight Morris pitched five innings giving up three hits, three runs, two earned, walked three and struck out eight. He also had a wild pitch and hit a batter.

Remember what happened to Morris in his first start.

While the walks and the wild pitches are not ideal, I want to look at the good that Morris is bringing to the table.

He has only given up four hits in two starts (.138 BAA) and he is missing bats with 12ks in 8 1/3 IP.

Those two positives tell me that Morris is showing very good stuff because he obviously is not succeeding by his command.

When I saw him in spring training, I saw an electric arm with a nasty breaking ball. His delivery is clean enough to iron out his command issues so I would not be too concerned with the wildness.

Tillman Pugh (1-4, HR, RBI) and Jeffrey Glenn (2-3, HR, RBI) each homer for Kingsport.

Kingsport falls to 4-5 on the season.




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