Saturday, May 9, 2009

Brackman Seeks Consistancy

Former Pack basketball star, Andrew Brackman, was on the mound again this past week and was out to take the next step in his recovery from elbow surgery. Brackman, who was 0-3 coming into the game, was searching for his first win as a pro. Although the Charleston Riverdogs haven't done much to help him in regards to run support, Brackman hasn't exactly dazzled on the mound either. Such usually happens to be the case with a pitcher coming back from such a serious injury.

On Tuesday, Andrew was giving that ever elusive first win another shot. Unfortunately, the Greenville Drive had other plans. Brackman struggled once again to get into a rhythm and only lasted 4 innings giving up 3 runs (only one of which was earned), 2 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3. Sadly enough, Andrew was charged with the loss, bringing his season record to (0-4).

We know Andrew is working hard to get back into form, and we know his time will come. He's not ranked as having the highest ceiling in the Yankees farm system for nothing. He isn't pitching bad, but just needs to work on staying consistent, which is the key to being a successful major league player.

"Just because a pitcher starts the season with four losses doesn't mean he's not pitching well at times," Tyson said. "He's definitely not consistent. We need more out of him, for sure, but we're not playing defense behind him and we're not scoring runs behind him."

We feel like in a few more starts you will start to see Andrew round into form and start dealing that dominant stuff once again. Until then, we'll keep you updated on his progress. We're rooting for you Andrew!

**excerpt taken from Charleston Post Courier


2 Responses to "Brackman Seeks Consistancy"
  1. TheUNCFan said...
    May 9, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    I always liked the Brackman story - pitcher walks on to basketball team and plays great. Peter Moylan (Braves) will tell him how hard it is to re-develop control after serious surgery.

    This blog is cool. Following former players and stuff. State needs something like this.

    I feel sorry for Fells, who was injured all last year and played through 2 injuries that would sideline other players. He doesn't have the highest ceiling in the world as far as the NBA is concerned, but it really did not help the scouting report on him to be hampered by injury both for practice and in games. He really took one for the team last year. Gotta admire him for that. Hopefully the combine will help him show off his skills a little more. If he could improve his ball handling, he'd get a shot at the NBA.

  2. Afterglow said...
    May 9, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    I don't believe Brackman walked onto the basketball team. He was recruited to play basketball if my memory serves me correct.

    Hinesight is 20/20 but I always felt he would have been a way better basketball player; just my opinion though.


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