Florida Fire Frogs Game Notes: August 12, 2018
TODAY'S GAME: Finale of a four-game series against the Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) at Osceola County Stadium (1-2)...Finale of a seven-game homestand against the Palm Beach Cardinals and the Miracle (1-5)...Florida is coming off a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Cardinals at home after posting a 1-6 mark during the previous seven-game road trip...Third, and final, series (11 games) between Florida and Fort Myers in 2018, with Florida trailing the series 3-6...The Fire Frogs split four games with the Miracle at Osceola County Stadium in 2017.
TODAY'S STARTING PITCHER: 21-year-old Filyer Sanchez makes his Advanced-A debut in the finale of the four-game series against the Fort Myers Miracle on Sunday...The left-hander posted a record of 3-3 with a 5.50 ERA (23er/37.2ip) with the GCL Braves in 2018, with 15 walks and 24 strikeouts...The San Felipe, Venezuela native last pitched on Aug. 7, allowing four runs on four hits (two home runs), a free pass and five punchouts across five frames in the no-decision against the GCL Tigers West.
DELGADO WALKS IT OFF FOR FLORIDA: Riley Delgado capped off a three-hit night with a bloop single to right, scoring Jordan Rodgers to snap the Florida Fire Frogs' five-game losing streak to start the seven-game homestand. The game-three victory against the Fort Myers Miracle was the third walk-off victory of the season for the Atlanta Braves affiliate.
VIEW FROM THE TOP: Drew Waters, Riley Delgado and CJ Alexander combined for eight of Florida's 10 hits in the victory, with Waters and Delgado both collecting three knocks...Alexander pieced together his second consecutive multi-hit performance with an RBI to start his High-A career, while Waters snapped an 0-for-9 skid to start the series.
MAKING SPARTY PROUD: Walter Borkovich did not allow a run through six innings in the no-decision on Saturday night...The Michigan State product has tossed 11 scoreless frames to start his High-A career, with his first two starts being against the Fort Myers Miracle...Through those two matchups, the right-hander has allowed just seven hits, and punched out eight, while not issuing any walks.
JUMPING IN THE SHOW: Former Florida reliever Chad Sobotka made his big league debut with the Atlanta Braves on Friday night in the 10-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at SunTrust Park...The hard-throwing right-hander became the fifth Fire Frog to make it to the show, joining LHP A.J. Minter, LHP Luiz Gohara, LHP Adam McCreery, and OF Ronald Acuna.
ANDERSON NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK: For the second time in less than a month, Florida Fire Frogs starting pitcher Ian Anderson has been named the Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5 in the Florida State League...This is the Rexford, N.Y. native's third career Pitcher of the Week award, with the first coming in May, 2017, and the second earned in July of this season...The 20-year-old becomes the first Florida player to earn multiple weekly honors in a season.
The Atlanta Braves' third-ranked prospect (MLB.com) held the Charlotte Stone Crabs hitless through 7.2 innings of work at Charlotte Sports Park on Aug. 1. The right-hander did walk a man, but struck out five in the longest outing of his career...Since the start of July, the third overall pick of the 2016 draft has allowed just three runs - two earned - over 29.2 innings on 13 hits, five free passes and 37 strikeouts.
BUILDING THE PIPELINE: MLB Pipeline revealed its updated prospect rankings, and nine Atlanta Braves farmhands cracked the top-100...Of the nine, seven either currenlty played, or have previously played for the Fire Frogs: Kyle Wright (24), Ian Anderson (38), Austin Riley (43), Cristian Pache (57), Luiz Gohara (61), Touki Toussaint (76), and Drew Waters (98).
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