It has been two weeks since I wrote on the baseball whereabouts of former Baltimore Orioles prospects and “Just One Fan’s” favorites RHP Jason Garcia and RHP Jesus Liranzo. The two of them are with new organizations now so let’s see how they are doing.
Jason Garcia (Hartford Yard Goats, AA, Colorado Rockies)
SEASON: 1-1 record, 6 games, 8.1 IP, 15 H, 11 R (8ER), 3 BB, 1 IBB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP, 1 HR 8.64 ERA, 2.16 WHIP, .417 BAA
Garcia has appeared in 5 games over the past two weeks and as he did with the Bowie Baysox, continues to struggle. His worst outing came on April 19th when he entered the game with two outs in the bottom of the 6th inning at Portland. He was able to get out of the inning but had a rough 7th inning.
His line that night: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R (ER), 3 BB, 1 IBB, 1 K, 1 HR surrendered
His best game came two nights earlier against the same Portland team.
His line that night: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, credited with the WIN
This is just the same kind of up and down results we witnessed in Bowie.
Jesus Liranzo (Altoona Curve, AA, Pittsburgh Pirates)
SEASON: 0-0 record, 2 games, 2,2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA
After being acquired by the Pirates, Liranzo spent time on the DL with a left ankle sprain. He was activated from the DL on April 16th and appeared in two games since then. He continues to show signs of the brilliance that caused the Baltimore Orioles to sign him back in 2013. It took him 8 pitches (5 strikes) to record 2 outs in one game and 19 pitches (15 strikes) to get through 2 innings in the other. His issue in the Orioles’ organization was an inability to pitch like that consistently. For his sake and for his future, I hope this is the start of a major improvement.