ALLENTOWN, Pa.– For pitchers, comebackers can be a problem. The one Joey Lucchesi removed his body on Wednesday hardly fazed him.
Phillies Minor Leaguer Aramis Garcia struck a 106.3 miles per hour comebacker off Lucchesi’s chest throughout a Triple-A video game at Lehigh Valley, capturing enough of his pectoral muscle to lower the effect on his collarbone. When the ball struck him, Lucchesi was up to a knee and at first had difficulty swallowing. He recuperated rapidly and, after a couple of warm-ups, retired the next batter he dealt with on a single pitch.
” It occurred so quick,” Lucchesi stated. “I remained in shock. I had a lot of adrenaline. I didn’t actually feel anything.”
By the time the video game ended, Lucchesi was feeling mainly regular, conserve for a brilliant pink welt on his chest. He permitted 4 runs in 5 innings on the night, increasing his ERA at Triple-A Syracuse to 4.64
That number, nevertheless, does not inform the total story of Lucchesi’s season. He’s been considerably more effective when offered possibilities in the Majors, consisting of an area start previously this month that decreased his major league ERA this season to 3.54 Lucchesi figures to see more time in Queens in September, though it’s unclear precisely just how much.
” I seem like my things plays much better, whatever’s much better up there,” Lucchesi stated. “I wish to be up there.”