Savery's Debut Deemed A Success

Joe Savery made his professional debut Sunday night in Williamsport and Philly Baseball News was there. The three inning outing was deemed a success, according to minor league director Steve Noworyta. Here's our full blog of Savery's night.

It looked like rain might wipe out the professional debut of Joe Savery, but the clouds stopped dripping and the Williamsport CrossCutters and Batavia MuckDogs were able to get underway.

Top of the first:
Joe Savery started with a bang, throwing hard and throwing strikes. Lead-off hitter Tommy Pham could manage just a ground ball back at Savery, who easily plucked it and threw out Pham at first.

After Ross Oeder managed a base hit, Savery came back to put away Andrew Brown and Charlie Pelt with no problem.

Top of the second:
Again, Savery came out throwing strikes. His fastball looks to be in the low 90s, but there are no official radar guns at Bowman Field, so that's unofficial.

Once again, Savery cruised, getting three weak ground balls for a one-two-three inning.

Top of the third:
Third baseman Derrick Mitchell makes a nice play on a ground ball hit into the hole to record the first out of the inning. From there, Savery got Mateo Marquez to hit a weak fly ball to right center and Pham struck out as Savery sailed through the inning.

Savery was only set to throw between 30 and 35 pitches and is done for the night, going three innings and giving up just one hit, no walks and striking out two.

Steve Noworyta, Phillies minor league director, is in attendance. "I liked the way he went right after hitters," said Noworyta. "He has four good pitches and his change-up was very good."

Noworyta pegged his fastball at generally 90 or 91 miles per hour and said he hit 92 on their radar gun once and he said he was particularly happy with his change-up and the fact that he went right after hitters.

Phillies assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle and scouting director Marti Wolever are also in attendance.

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