Johnson City Off to 8-5 Start – 2nd Place

Sorry for it being so long since I entered anything.  I have been out of town.  I am planning to be at the game tonight at home against the Bristol White Sox.   

Tonight’s starters should be Michael Thompson (0-0, 1.35 ERA) getting his first professional start followed by Anthony Ferrara (1-0, 0.96 ERA) to start the 6th inning (perhaps the 5th if Thompson struggles).  The Thompson/Ferrara duo will look to keep Johnson City on track for its fifth series win in a row to start the 2009 season.

Thomspon has pitched 6 and 2/3 innings over 3 games and has allowed 7 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 0 walks, and 9 strikeouts (1.05 WHIP).  Thompson leads the team in holds (2).  He was selected in the 47th round of the June 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY.  Bellarmine was also where current St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Todd Wellemeyer played between 1997 and 2000.  Thompson is from Newburgh, IN.  Wellemeyer is scheduled to start Wed. night in Milwaukee. 

Ferrara has twirled 9 and 1/3 innings over two starts and has allowed 9 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 6 stikeouts (1.18 WHIP).  Ferrara was selected in the 7th round of the June 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Riverview High School in Riverview, FL. Riverview is the home of the “Sharks”. 

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