One of the local writers, Mitch Rupert, gave The Good Phight his season in review. Hope you enjoy.
It would like take a few guesses to figure out which of the Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league affiliates led the organization in ERA. It’s a terrible measure of just how good a pitching staff is, but they led the organization nonetheless.
The Williamsport Crosscutters were mired, at one point, in a slump which saw them lose 27 of the season’s first 37 games. But it was never because of the pitching staff. It was a staff which was strong from the first day to the last. So when the offense finally caught up, you were left with a team which was tied for the best record in the New York-Penn League over the season’s final 38 games.
Williamsport was one of just two Phillies affiliates to finish in the Top 3 in its respective league in team ERA. It’s 3.14 team ERA was the lowest posted by a Phillies’ affiliate. Only the GCL West team finished higher, placing second out of 18 teams with a 3.17 mark.
But what made this Crosscutters pitching staff so curious is that it was devoid of more than a couple of legitimate prospects which MLB futures. It was something pitching…