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Old 05-17-2019, 02:07 AM
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CLEARWATER http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper hopes to change all those zeros soon. Naw, not the ones in his contract.Back in the lineup two days after being hit by a pitch in the ankle, the Phillies newcomer with the $330,000,000 deal was hitless Sunday, leaving him with a batting average of .000 in spring training.Harper is 0 for 8 in 14 plate appearances over five exhibition games.His goal for the final week in Florida? “Definitely getting a couple knocks,” Harper said.“I don’t want to leave spring without a hit but if that happens, then March 28, here we come,” Harper said.That’s the day Philadelphia opens the regular season, at home against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves.Harper returned as the designated hitter against the split-squad New York Yankees and went 0 for 3 with a walk.On Friday, Harper was hit in the right ankle by a 96 mph fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton and left the game. He sat out Saturday.Batting third, Harper took a called third strike on a 96 mph fastball from James Paxton in the first. Harper then grounded out to shortstop on another 96 mph offering from the left-hander.“The timing, definitely a little behind right now,” Harper said. “A little late on some of the pitches against Paxton today. It’s going to be a process.”Harper, who agreed to a 13-year contract in late February — almost two weeks after spring training began — Harper struck out swinging on a 90 mph pitch from Dellin Betances in the sixth.YANKEES (SS) 7, PHILLIES 3Troy Tulowitzki, Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres homered for New York’s split squad. Paxton allowed a run but no hits, pitching 4 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff pitched three shutout innings.YANKEES (SS) 5 Wilmer Difo Jersey , ORIOLES 3Luke Voit hit his third spring homer and Miguel Andujar hit his first home run for the Yankees. Pitching prospect Jonathan Loaisiga started, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings.Joey Rickard had two singles for Baltimore, raising his average to .405.ASTROS 7, BRAVES (SS) 3Alex Bregman doubled and singled, and is hitting .438 for Houston. Framber Valdez, in the mix for the fifth spot in the rotation, pitched four shutout innings.Astros manager AJ Hinch was absent — earlier in the day, he was suspended one game by Major League Baseball for his argument and subsequent comments about umpire Angel Hernandez after a game Friday.Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs for Atlanta. Julio Teheran started, pitching five innings and allowing one run while striking out six.TIGERS 3, BRAVES (SS) 2Josh Harrison doubled and singled for Detroit. Starter Tyson Ross gave up two unearned runs in five innings.Rookie Touki Toussaint, currently slotted as Atlanta’s fifth starter, pitched four innings and allowed three runs on five hits.RED SOX (SS) 3, RAYS 2J.D. Martinez had an RBI double for just his third hit this spring for Boston. Avisail Garcia and Joey Wendle drove in runs for Tampa Bay.PIRATES 8, RED SOX (SS) 1Starling Marte hit a three-run homer and stole a base for Pittsburgh. Jameson Taillon allowed an unearned run in five innings, striking out six.MARLINS 4, CARDINALS 2Miami starter Trevor Richards pitched six perfect innings and Pedro Alvarez hit his third home run in his last three at-bats.Dexter Fowler and Paul Goldschmidt broke up the Marlins‘ no-hit bid with back-to-back singles leading off the ninth.NATIONALS 10, METS 5Stephen Strasburg made his fourth start for Washington, pitching five innings and allowing three runs, six hits, two walks Brian Goodwin Jersey , striking out six. Juan Soto homered and doubled twice.Pete Alonso hit his fourth home run and Michael Conforto hit his third for New York. Robinson Cano doubled and singled, raising his average to .486.BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 8Randal Grichuk and Rowdy Tellez homered for Toronto. Aaron Sanchez started, pitching three innings and allowing four runs on six hits and a walk.Mitch Garver doubled twice and singled for Minnesota. Tyler Austin homered for a third time.REDS 9, INDIANS 9, 9 INNINGSYasiel Puig hit a grand slam and a two-run homer for Cincinnati.Corey Kluber struggled in his second start for Cleveland, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing five runs on six hits and two walks.GIANTS 7, ROYALS 2Madison Bumgarner pitched 6 2/3 innings in a start for San Francisco, giving up one run and striking out six.Billy Hamilton had two hits and stole his fourth base for Kansas City.ROCKIES 7, CUBS 2Newcomer Daniel Murphy hit his first home run for Colorado. Chad Bettis allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings.Chicago starter Jose Quintana gave up two runs in four innings.RANGERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS (SS) 2Delino DeShields had two singles, scoring twice and stole his fourth base for Texas.Arizona reliever Archie Bradley retired just two batters, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk.DIAMONDBACKS (SS) 7, WHITE SOX 3Zack Greinke made his third start for an Arizona split squad, pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks. Eduardo Escobar and Alex Avila homered.James McCann had two singles, scoring a run and raising his average to .438 for Chicago. Carlos Rodon got the start, pitching 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs, five hits and two walks.BREWERS 9, DODGERS 8Christian Yelich had two singles and raised his average to .500. Top prospect Keston Hiura had a three-run double in a four-run eighth. Zach Davies was roughed up in his fourth start, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks.Chris Taylor homered and doubled for Los Angeles. Rich Hill started and surrendered three runs on eight hits http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , pitching 4 2/3 innings.PADRES 6, ANGELS 2Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double and singled for San Diego. Newcomer Manny Machado went 0 for 4 and is batting .148. Closer Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two, and has yet to give up a run.Matt Harvey made his third start for Los Angeles, giving up two runs in 4 1/3 innings. He has a 7.27 ERA this spring. Name: Taylor ClarkeDOB: 5/14/1993 (Age 25)Height: 6’4"Weight: 200Acquired: 3rd Round, 2015 MLB DraftPosition: StarterMost Notable Tool: CommandSeason Stats: 27 starts, 13-8, 4.03 ERA, 152..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodDiamondbacks Farm SystemDiamondbacks ProspectsDiamondbacks Top Prospect #7: RHP Taylor ClarkeNew,18commentsESTShareTweetShareShareDiamond backs Top Prospect #7: RHP Taylor ClarkeRick Scuteri-USA TODAY SportsName: Taylor ClarkeDOB: 5/14/1993 (Age 25)Height: 6’4”Weight: 200Acquired: 3rd Round, 2015 MLB DraftPosition: StarterMost Notable Tool: CommandSeason Stats: 27 starts, 13-8, 4.03 ERA, 152 IP, 125/44 K/BB, 12 HR, 1.27 WHIP, 39.3% GB rate for AAA Reno2018 Season Summary: After reaching AAA and struggling a bit in 2017, Clarke spent the whole year in Reno and improved. His walk and HR/FB rates dropped to 6.9% and 7.3%, showing a strong improvement in command. Clarke’s numbers don’t jump off the page Brandon Kintzler Jersey , but he was a steady and reliable pitcher for Reno all year long. Tools: Fastball 50/55, Curveball 50/50, Cutter 45/50, Change-Up 50/50, Command 55/55Clarke’s stuff does not stand out, but he maximizes what he has well. He attacks hitters with his low 90s 4-seamer at the top of the strike zone, which is why he gives up more fly balls than ground balls. It works for him as evidenced by the high infield fly ball rate (25% or better at every stop). Clarke lacks a plus pitch in his repertoire, but compensates by being able to command 4 average pitches and sequencing them to keep hitters off balance.Upside: Clarke will have to continue to keep hitters off balance to overcome his lack of a true put-away pitch, something he has learned in AAA last year. Best case scenario he becomes a #4 or 5 starter in the rotation that can eat up innings and put up solid, but not spectacular numbers overall. Despite previously undergoing Tommy John surgery in college, Clarke has proven to be durable in his 4 seasons in the Diamondbacks farm system as he’s never missed a start to date.Risk: The only risk is Clarke lacks the stuff to stick in the rotation and would have to move to the bullpen. The lack of a plus pitch is concerning a bit, but again makes up for it with an advanced understanding of how to attack hitters. Even if he fails to stick in the rotation, I still think he’d be a reliable contributor out of the bullpen as such a move would accentuate his strengths.Likely 2019 Assignment: Clarke has nothing left to prove at the minor league level after a successful 2018 season in Reno. However, I still think he starts the year in AAA due with the MLB rotation set and would be the first man up on the pecking order. Personally I would like to see him get a long reliever role with the team so he can face MLB hitters, even if that means he throws a lot less innings. The team does have two highly regarded pitching prospects at the top of the system, so it won’t hurt the team’s depth too much to give Clarke an MLB trial. If he’s not ready, send him back to Reno and stretch him out to be a starter. ETA: 2019 Season

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