Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Freddy Garcia to start against Yankees tonight

The Clearwater Threshers and Tampa Yankees start a three game series at Bright House Networks Field tonight. The Yankees come into Clearwater with a 2-2 record, which is equal to the Threshers and nearly every other FSL Western Division team at this early date.

The Yankees bring the FSL's leading hitter, Jose Tabata who is hitting .583 through 4 games. Tampa also has the FSL's leading strikeout pitcher, Ian Kennedy. Kennedy struck out eight Flying Tigers in five innings on April 6. Kennedy is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday's ballgame which is scheduled for a 1:30pm start.

Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7:00pm start with Gates scheduled to open at 6:00pm. Freddy Garcia is scheduled to make his second rehab start for the Threshers tonight while the Yankees are expected to send Bryan Villalona to the mound.

Tuesday's are still Lil' Anglers Nights and the popular Parent-Kid Catch is also making a return this season. Be one of the first 1,500 guests through the turnstiles and receive the 2007 Clearwater Threshers Magnet Schedule sponsored by the Buena Vista Resort.

Updated 1:10pm: The tarp is on the field. We ARE planning on playing tonight. Refresh here and check the Official Site for updates.

Updated 1:20pm: Parent-Kid Catch is scheduled for 6:25-6:40pm (weather permitting). Radio Disney is scheduled to be here for a live remote at 5:30pm outside the West Entry near the fountain.

Updated 6:00pm: The Gates are Open! It appears that the Radio Disney live remote was canceled due to the weather. I haven't heard for sure about Parent-Kid Catch, but it doesn't look good since the tarp is still on the field.

Updated 6:15pm: Just got word that tonight's game has been postponed due to the weather. There will be a doubleheader (Two seven-inning games) starting at 1:30pm tomorrow. Check the Official Site for more information.


Anonymous said...

Send Freddy "Rain Man" Garcia somewhere else. The last time he was scheduled to pitch it rained too!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the Threshers did WIN that time, I'll take the rain if it means they win.

Anonymous said...

Bummer ... Got to miss two games on Wednesday now...

But what is up with these afternoon games? Do you actually get people to come to them?

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

It's something different, and gives the folks who aren't able to come out at night a chance to see a few ballgames during the week.

I don't have our exact attendance #'s from last year handy, but if I remember correctly, the attendance on Wednesday Night games was only slightly higher than Wednesday Day games.


Patrick Overholt is legit. He will no doubt be in the big leagues. The kid brings straight heat. A freshman All-American at Santa Clara.

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