Tag: St. Petersburg Admirals

ML Top Pitcher for July Picked

(GAME DATE — August 1, 2020) — When the Admirals skipper wrote Young-lau Weng on the lineup card, it was a bad omen for the opposition. Outing after outing in July he took command and usually got the win.

He dominated with a 5-0 mark and 3.92 ERA in 6 starts. The gifted Admirals star pitched 43.2 innings, fanned 31 and held opposing teams to a .239 average. Continue reading “ML Top Pitcher for July Picked”

Admirals-Dragons Deal: Forbes for Loveless

(GAME DATE — July 25, 2020) — Reports have surfaced that St. Petersburg have pulled the trigger on a second trade today. The Admirals have agreed to send 25-year-old minor league LHP Andy Forbes to the New York Dragons in exchange for 31-year-old veteran reliever, RHP Fred Loveless. “It’s a done deal,” said one executive speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I’m surprised word got around so quickly. We just signed off on this an hour ago.” The deal apparently is awaiting physicals before an official announcement is made by either team.

For the year Loveless has made 41 relief appearances and claimed 14 saves. His record is 4-5 with 34 strikeouts in 45.1 innings and a 3.38 ERA. Continue reading “Admirals-Dragons Deal: Forbes for Loveless”

Martinez, Wakeham Swap Teams

(GAME DATE — July 25, 2020) — With the July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, the Admirals and the Deputies finalized a deal this afternoon. St. Petersburg has traded for 28-year-old C “Disco” Stu Wakeham and in return Dallas will receive 29-year-old minor league 2B Jon Martinez.

This year Martinez has hit at a .125 pace and produced 1 RBIs, no home runs and scored 1 run. Dallas will likely put the 29-year-old to work straight away to test his capabilities with that team. He has batted .221 in 7 seasons with St. Pete’s, and has had several spells in the minors to work on mechanics and timing.

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Krohn Sits out with Day-to-Day Injury

(GAME DATE — July 13, 2020) — Kevin Krohn, Admirals standout closer, will be sidelined for a while due to a strained shoulder. He was injured while throwing a pitch in yesterday’s game against the Metros. Krohn called it “a day-to-day thing” and said he hoped to be back in action soon.

To date Kevin Krohn has made 38 relief appearances and nailed down 20 saves. In 39.2 innings he has fanned 32 batters and walked 9. His record is 2-5 with a 3.40 ERA and the opposition is batting .265 against him.

Pratt and Nakanishi Fight, Get Suspended

(GAME DATE — June 8, 2020) — Chris Pratt of St. Petersburg and Kusuo Nakanishi of Washington were the main participants in a recent bench-clearing brawl and today the league handed out its punishment. Pratt will have to miss 5 games for his part in the brawl, while Nakanishi was given 3 games. League officials announced their suspensions today.

Currently Pratt, a two-time all-star, has 8 home runs and a .283 batting average. Continue reading “Pratt and Nakanishi Fight, Get Suspended”

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Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — After an intense confrontation, both the Admirals Israel Medina and the Storm Kyle Cahill were handed their punishments today. The league commissioner’s office issued suspensions for an on-the-field conflict that occurred at a recent St. Petersburg-Miami game. Medina will miss 4 games, while Cahill was suspended for 6 games.

“Sometimes we go too far and have to pay the consequences,” commented later. “Hopefully cooler heads will prevail the next time we play.” Continue reading “Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them”