Threshers Update: The Hamels & Costanzo Show

Threshers Update: The Hamels & Costanzo Show

With Cole Hamels battling back from injuries and Mike Costanzo skipping a level, all eyes are on the two future Phillies. Both are off to strong starts to their 2006 season, bringing excitement to Clearwater.

FSL West Division W L PCT GB
Ft.Myers 6 0 1.000 -
Clearwater 4 2 .667 2.0
Dunedin 3 3 .500 3.0
Lakeland 2 4 .333 4.0
Tampa 2 4 .333 4.0
Sarasota 1 5 .167 5.0

Cole Hamels (1-0, 0.00) made his second start of the season Tuesday and it was another success story. The left-hander threw another five shutout innings, giving him a string of 11 scoreless innings this season. He has showed no signs of injuries that have plagued him in the past, including a chronically bad back.

Meanwhile, Mike Costanzo skipped over a level to play at Clearwater this season. The Phillies felt that their top third base prospect was ready for the jump and so far, he's shown that he was well prepared. Costanzo has hit safely in all six Threshers games and is hitting .308 in the early going, with one homerun and six RBI.

Hamels will likely be moved to AA Reading or possibly even AAA Scranton when the weather up north warms a little. Costanzo will likely head to Reading around mid-season if all is going well.

Threshers Notebook: The Threshers have won four of their first six games this season. A stark contrast to last April when they won a total of five games all month en route to a 5-17 April record... Julio De La Cruz has battled injuries in his career, but he appears to be healthy. In his first start, he threw five innings, giving up just on unearned run on three hits and three walks... Zack Segovia is slated to make his second start of the season Wednesday night. Segovia, who had an off-season last season, coming off Tommy John surgery, appears healthy too. He struck out 11 in his first start... Clearwater starters have a staff ERA of 1.30. The bullpen has a mark of 5.40 through the first six games... Matt Thayer has the second longest Threshers' hit streak, having hit safely in four straight games, hitting .400 (6-for-15) in the stretch... The Threshers have just two homeruns - one each from Brian Burgamy and Mike Costanzo - but their pitching staff has allowed just one homerun this season.

Team Stats

HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO OBP
2 21 .256 6 199 23 51 9 1 3 12 33 .313
W L ERA SV G IP H R ER BB KO WHIP OPP AVG
4 2 2.72 3 6 53.0 42 17 16 10 55 0.98 .210

Stats and Streaks

PLAYER HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO NOTES
Asprilla, Avelino 0 2 .714 2 7 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 2G hit streak (5-for-7)
Burgamy, Brian 1 4 .125 6 24 5 3 1 0 0 3 7 1G hitless streak (0-for-4)

H in 2 of last 3 (2-for-12)

Costanzo, Mike 1 6 .308 6 26 2 8 3 0 0 1 6 6G hit streak (8-for-26)
Dzurilla, Mike 0 1 .160 6 25 3 4 1 0 0 1 3 2G hit streak (2-for-8)
Florence, Branden 0 1 .300 6 20 2 6 0 0 1 1 1 3G hit streak (3-for-10)
Gosewisch, Tuffy 0 0 .250 4 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 4 2G hitless streak (0-for-6)
Harman, Brad 0 2 .273 6 22 3 6 1 0 0 1 2 H in 4 of last 5 (6-for-18)
Johnson, J.J. 0 0 .182 4 11 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 2G hitless streak (0-for-5)
Ramos, Peeter 0 1 .176 5 17 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 3G hit streak (3-for-13)
Sellier, Brian 0 0 .154 4 13 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 1G hit streak (1-for-4)

(1-for last-11)

Thayer, Matt 0 3 .400 5 15 3 6 0 0 1 0 1 4G hit streak (6-for-15)
Winchester, Jeff 0 1 .429 3 7 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2G hit streak (3-for-7)
PITCHER W L ERA SV G GS IP H R ER BB KO NOTES
Baldwin, Andrew 0 1 4.50 0 2 0 4.0 2 2 2 0 2 2.0 scoreless IP
Barrack, Jacob 0 0 81.00 0 1 0 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 0.0 scoreless IP
Bisenius, Joe 0 0 0.00 0 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 2 3.0 scoreless IP
De La Cruz, Julio 0 0 0.00 0 1 1 5.0 3 1 0 3 4 0.1 scoreless IP

No ER in last 5.0 IP

Griffith, Derek 1 0 0.00 0 1 1 6.0 5 0 0 0 4 6.0 scoreless IP
Hamels, Cole 1 0 0.00 0 2 2 11.0 5 0 0 2 16 11.0 scoreless IP
Happ, J.A. 0 1 4.76 0 1 1 5.2 6 3 3 1 6 0.0 scoreless IP
Johnson, Nate 0 0 18.00 0 1 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0.2 scoreless IP
Parris, Matt 1 0 3.00 0 2 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 0.1 scoreless IP
Reed, Brian 0 0 4.50 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0.2 scoreless IP
Segovia, Zack 1 0 2.57 0 1 1 7.0 5 2 2 2 11 6.2 scoreless IP
Shafer, Adam 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 2.0 scoreless/hitless IP

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