Tag: Heath Smokem

Febres, Smokem Possibly Gone for Year

Rimouski learned tonight that star pitching fixture William Febres, acquired in a February trade with Detroit, will possibly miss the rest of 2018 with shoulder inflammation that flared up during an appearance against his former team tonight in the Motor City.

Febres left after completing 5.0 innings, and had been on fire all night, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk, and no runs scored. He had struck out 5 Detroit batters. He is expected to miss three months, meaning that it’s possible he could return for the playoffs should Rimouski make a reappearance in the postseason. Continue reading “Febres, Smokem Possibly Gone for Year”

Lineup Mixups Mar First Ohio-Rimouski Game

Teams are blaming faulty fax machines, or misdirected emails, but whatever the cause, both Rimouski and Ohio failed to field their expected starting pitchers for Game 1 of their LL Elimination Round series, it has come to light.

The Ohio Oxen were widely expected to start Sandy Koufax Award contender Frasor Clause or A.C. Deucey for the first game of the series. Clause set a Lake League record for wins, going 15-2 this year, while Deucey set a club record for ERA at 2.25. Continue reading “Lineup Mixups Mar First Ohio-Rimouski Game”