Coweta Sports Digest
Second outing a little rougher for Bedrosian
by Chris Goltermann
Cam Bedrosian’s second major-league outing wasn’t nearly as clean as his debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The 2010 first-round pick out of East Coweta entered Thursday’s game in Houston with the Angels trailing 4-3 in the eighth inning and struggled to pick up third strikes during a 31-pitch outing where he allowed four walks — all on two-strike counts — before leaving with two outs.
Bedrosian fired a perfect one-two-three inning in Tuesday’s major league debut against the Astros during the sixth in a 7-2 loss. Despite not allowing a hit in his second outing, he threw only 14 of his 31 pitches for strikes compared to 9 of 13 in his first outing.
In three of Thursday’s four passes, batters fouled off pitches with two-strike counts. They included a final walk to Dexter Fowler, who grounded out against Bedrosian Tuesday.
The Angels return home from a 10-game road trip for a six-game homestand against the Chicago White Sox and Oakland before arriving in Atlanta next Friday for a three-game series at Turner Field.
SMITH’S ERA BALLOONS ... to 0.98: For the first time during a stellar 2014 season, Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Will Smith gave up earned runs in back-to-back outings that have pushed a miniscule earned-run average to just below one run.
Smith still managed to pick up his 13th ‘hold’ of the season during an 8-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field while allowing a hit and a walk over 1 1/3 innings, tying for the longest of 30 outings so far this season.
Over his first 27 2/3 innings, the former Northgate High star pitcher has allowed just three earned runs, adding a save to go with his 0.98 ERA and 13 holds.
Smith was honored as the Brewers’ Pitcher of the Month for May. Last month, he didn’t yield an unearned run in 13 appearances. Lefties hit a paltry .121 against him.
The Brewers continue a three-game series with Pittsburgh today before traveling to New York to face the Mets.
FITNESS FITT WAREHOUSE HOSTS ANNUAL STRONGMAN COMPETITION TODAY: FITT Warehouse hosts its sixth annual Strongman Competition in front of Belk’s at Ashley Park with net proceeds from the event to be donated to assistance in health care for cancer. The event begins at 9 a.m., with vendors and giveaways expected on site.
Weight classes will be split into men’s and women’s divisions along with a new team category this year.
Today’s events include the stone carry, backward sled drag, keg loading race, thick bar deadlift, farmer’s carry and vehicle pull among others.
Participants will receive points from first (7) to seventh place in descending order.
Cash prizes will be awarded to divisions with five or more competitors.