The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on July 4, 1985 · Page 57
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 57

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, July 4, 1985
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The Post, Thursday, July 4, 198S-P3 i Expos' Moran Working His Way Back 10 , 0 u 0 0 ti 0 I u t 0 S It l u n (i i 0 r n " By Chuck Otterson StaH Writer ' It's a familiar story to baseball ; fans from Old Orchard Beach to El , Paso: the young pitcher who can , throw a ball through a brick wall but o - can t una the strike zone with a pack J ? of bloodhounds. j; i i In Steve Moran's case, the story has a twist: He still has trouble find-c 'i i ing the plate, but he no longer has the 92-mph fastball that made him a t- great prospect in the first place. ' -Moran went into the 1985 season with great expectations, but his first ' ,three starts were disasters. , Three ii weeks into the season, he had pitched only five innings and had a record of o. -0-3 with a 12.60 ERA. Even worse, he . had been removed from the starting 1 rotation and didn't figure to get back in very soon. ; "It was tough to handle," Moran said last night before the Clearwater v' Phillies edged the West Palm Beach Expos 5-4 in a Florida State League -game at Municipal Stadium. "I came J into spring training with a pretty " good attitude, knowing I'd be one of l"i the starters. After three starts, I'm in the bullpen. I "It was tough. Three weeks into the season and I'm not pitching any more. When you lose your spot in the , rotation, you go to the pen and you're at the bottom of the totem pole. If - you get a chance, you have to go out .".and show them you can still do it." Moran, a 21-year-old left-hander -', from Glenview, 111., has appeared in ' 12 games, six as a starter. He's still 0- 3, but has improved his ERA to 5.66. , "At the beginning of the season, I was having a lot. of problems with mechanics," he said. "I was fighting ' against myself. My velocity was down and I got hit pretty hard. Then I started a stretching program, which .helped a lot. "It was something I just had to - work out for myself, trying to get a : fluid motion with all my weight going toward the plate.", 3 Moran, Montreal's No. 1 choice in 1 the January 1983 draft, has given up ' 30 hits in 28 innings. Despite his ', l loss of velocity, he has struck out 31 ; ; but has walked 25. " At Gastonia in 1983, Moran was 9-! 11 With a 3.47 ERA and gave up 123 ; 2 hits in, 161 innings, striking out 156 and walking 117. Last year, pitching for West Palm Beach, he was 2-6 with ( a 4.12 ERA and allowed 69 hits in 74 - innings while striking out 48 and walking 50. "At Gastonia, I was throwing in the low 90s," he said. "I hurt my arm at the end of that season and I've been 1 working back. I'm up to 88 now, so I still have a ways to go." Pitching coach Mark Schuler thinks Moran, a 5-foot-10, 180pound- "7ef, may be a victim of his own '- strength. ; "He's just gotten too big in the ' u ' upper body," Schuler said. "I've nev-l er- seen anybody throw hard when 0 they're that big in the chest. He 1 ' bench-presses 525 pounds." r , West Palm Beach manager Junior I Miner, who also managed Moran at i Gastonia, is debating whether to keep . . him in the rotation. ' h "He hasn't shown he can be consis-t tently effective for six or seven in-, uings," Miner said. "The other night 1 he had an 8-0 lead and got himself in a such bad trouble I had to pull him after 3Vb innings. - "At Gastonia, every game he threw 10 or 12 pitches over 90 mph. Now he " averages 83." m t But Moran talks as if he'd rather go o '! 15 rounds with Marvin Hagler than 1 ; return to the bullpen. r 1 "I don't consider myself a relief '. i pitcher," he said. "Hopefully, I'll i pitch well enough to stay in the rota--1 tion the rest of the season." ''- Notes . . . Last night, the Expos scored first Phillies 5, Expos 4 CLEARWATER WEST PALM BEACH ab r hbi ab r h bi 4 0 2 1 Welnbrgr cf 4 12 0 Paredes 2b 4 112 Dougherty lb 5 0 0 0 Camelo If 3 110 Thlessen 3b 3 0 10 Antone c 4 10 0 Bachman u 3 0 0 0 Abner rf 1111 Mann rf 2 0 0 0 Holman p 0 0 0 0 Trautweln p 1 0 0 0 Caffrey ph 0 0 0 0 Braukmllr p 1 0 0 0 0 10 11 0 0 0 0 35 5 5 Totali Pottlnger 2b Kraft ss DeAngells If Nichols 3b Jordan lb Lowe cf " Tenacen rf ,r, Johnson c , Loy c ', ' Madden p " ' Gray p ? "Stone ph ' Ledbetter p Watts p ".. ' Denny ph u Vargas p .Totals 35 5 5 Totals 33 4 6 ,, i, Clearwater 000 002 030- 5 o West Palm Beach 001 100 200- 4 ' .Game-Winning RBI-Pottlnger. E-Johnson -, 2, Ledbetter, Thlessen, Bachman. DP-West - Palm Beach 2. LOB Clearwater 11, West Palm , Beach I. HR-DeAngells (9), Daugherty (6). SB-Kraft, Jordan, Paredes, Bachman. " ' IP H R ER BB SO 5 0 1 3 1 0 4 2 1 4 0 1 4 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Clearwater ' Madden Gray Ledbetter Watts W, 4-2 Vargas S, 7 . West Palm Beach Holman Trautweln L, 2-2 Braukmlller - WP-Gray, Watts. T- 5 1 Y Vt 2 7Vi 13 1 2:3. A-63. TRAI1SMKSSI0IJ TUtiE-UP $98 ONLY O This Shop Oily Fluid Pan Gasket Chock far leaks Adjust Internal Unkage Remove Pan Clean Screen Chdt Engine A Transmission Mounts Chock Universal Joints Adjust Throttle A Manual Linkage Adjust Bands Road Test Car. in the third when Rent Bachman walked, stole second, continued to third on an error and came home on Gary Weinberger's single. Jack Daugherty led off the fourth with his sixth home run, making it 2-0, but Clearwater tied it on a two-run homer by Steve DeAngelis his ninth in the sixth. West Palm Beach regained the lead with two runs in the seventh on walks to Johnny Paredes and Daugherty, an error and Pete Camelo's single. 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