Andrew Painter, Mick Abel continue minor league dominance with two gems over the weekend for the Reading Fightin Phils
I’m well aware these articles are beginning to get a bit redundant, but Philadelphia Phillies prospects Andrew Painter and Mick Abel threw absolute gems over the weekend with the Reading Fightin Phils.
Painter tossed five innings of scoreless baseball, striking out nine batters and allowing just three hits on Friday night.
Painter has been incredible this season across the minor leagues. The 19-year old recorded his his 150th strikeout of the season and has managed to do so in under 100 total innings.
Painter has pitched in 99.2 innings across three levels of the minor leagues this year with a 1.17 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP and a very impressive .170 batting average against.
Painter should record one more start in Reading before the minor league season comes to an end.
I think it’s more than safe to say that the future is bright for the Phillies pitching staff, which should feature Painter, Mick Abel, and Griff McGarry over the next year or two.
Speaking of Abel, the Phillies No. 2 prospect threw five innings, allowing just three hits, a run, and two walks while striking out four in yesterday’s game for the Reading Fightin Phils.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies have the day off today before opening up a six game road trip tomorrow against the Marlins and Braves.