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Mar 11, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Williams (65) runs home to score a run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Williams (65) runs home to score a run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Lakewood Blueclaws

Week Record (2-4)

Year Record to Date (33-30)

Recap and Standouts

In Lakewood, one player seemed to catch my eye on the offensive side and it was not Mickey Moniak or Daniel Brito. Anyone who has read these weekly updates knows that these are the two players I tend to keep my focus toward most consistently. However, I thought it would benefit us to know how Luke Williams is doing.

And this week, Williams got himself into a bit of a groove offensively. He hit his first home run of the season and raised his average over the Mendoza line for the first time this season. He has hit safely in his last ten games, which is a very good sign. The Phillies took Williams in the third round of the 2015 draft and are hoping he continues to improve as this season moves along.

Moniak and Brito did not have banner weeks for themselves. Both saw their averages dip. Moniak did play the entire sixteen-inning game last week and went a tough 1-7. No one really hit in that game. It ended 2-1 after 16 frames of baseball.

The pitching continues to be the highlight of Lakewood. JoJo Romero shined last Sunday through seven innings. He allowed no runs, walked no one, and struck out seven on the way to an 8-0 win. He would also come back on Saturday to go 6.1 innings and allowing three earned. It boosted his ERA to an unacceptable 2.26 for the season.

Ranger Suarez would not be outdone though. He would go seven innings as well. However, despite his one walk, he would punch out nine batters. His ERA to this point? 1.72.

Next: Phillies take Haseley with the eighth overall pick

The Blueclaws continue to get the pitching output. The Phillies are enjoying what the lower end of organizational pitching has continued to do.

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