Scouting Report on Today’s Starting Pitchers

Jason Marquis – Making his first start in a week, Marquis held the Phillies to two runs on four hits over five innings. The right-hander had been sidelined with strep throat, and skipped one start. He pitched well, although he did walk five.

Tom Gorzelanny – Gorzelanny silenced the rumors about possible shoulder problems with a solid outing in his last start on Sunday against the Reds. Coming off back-to-back ineffective outings, the southpaw hurled 6 1/3 innings and gave up just one run on four hits. He evened his record at 1-1 as the Pirates defeated the Reds, 9-1. The key for Gorzelanny was his command as he pounded the strike zone.

  • Can rear back and boost his low-90′s, darting heat to 95 m.p.h. when needed. Has a nasty slider and good change-up. Works well with runners on.
  • Needs to avoid the big inning in order to fully blossom as a starting pitcher. Could still use work on his stamina and ability to throw first-pitch strikes.
  • A good No. 2 starter.

View the stat preview from Baseball Reference here

All Scouting Information taken from MLB.com and TSN.ca


News and Notes

  • JR Mathes only allowed one run in 6.0 innings pitched
  • Josh Vitters hit 3 extra-base hits
  • Ty Wright was 3-for-4
  • Joseph Simokaitis hit 2 extra-base hits

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Organizational Roundup

(AAA) – Iowa Cubs – Won against New Orleans (5-2)

(AA) – Tennessee Smokies – Lost to Montgomery (5-8)

(High A) – Daytona Cubs – Lost to Brevard County (3-8)

(A) – Peoria Chiefs – Lost to Great Lakes (4-7)

(SS) – Boise Hawks open their season June 17th

(RK) – Arizona Cubs open their season June 22nd

View the full organizational report courtesy of First Inning here.

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