Matthew Tomshaw - 2014
Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:27 PM
[FONT=Calibri]December 17, 1988 in Kingston, New York, US (Age 25)
[FONT=Calibri]Drafted: by the Minnesota Twins in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL). Was team mates with fellow Twins and Miracle players -Jonathan Murphy and Adam Brett Walker.[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri][FONT=Times New Roman]High School Career with Quote from Recruiting Coach at Jacksonville University:
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri]As a senior at Kingston High School, Tomshaw was named player of the year and first team all-conference. As a junior Tomshaw after allowed only 21 hits and struck out 71 batters in 47 innings. "Matt is the top left-handed pitcher in the state of New York and has a chance to be a solid draft pick in June," said Montez. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=Calibri]College Head Coach Quote:[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri]“I’m glad that someone will give Matthew an opportunity at the next level,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “He may not have the flame throwing arm that all scouts look for but he is a very talented pitcher. Matthew is a true competitor and has proven that he can beat the elite teams in the nation.”
2014 Fort Myer Miracle - Roster Write Up:
One of three players on the roster to hail from Jacksonville University, Tomshaw was honored for his exceptional academic performance. Earning a spot on the Dean's List and as an A-Sun All-Academic Honors recipient, Tomshaw majored in finance. Tomshaw saw most of his 2013 season as a starter with the Miracle. Between Fort Myers and Cedar Rapids, he only pitched eight of 26 games in relief.
Matt Tomshaw MiLB Career Stats
Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:53 AM
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[TD="class: currSortDataCell, align: left"]04/17/2014[/TD]
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[TD="class: dataCell, align: left"]Matt Tomshaw[/TD]
[TD="class: dataCell, align: left"]Matt Tomshaw assigned to Elizabethton Twins from Fort Myers Miracle.[/TD]
Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:50 PM
FORT MYERS 3, BRADENTON 2
Day 2 of Return of the Buxton was identical to Day 1: 0-for-3, two strikeouts. (He did have an outfield assist.)
The Miracle pick up the win despite only getting two hits (including a Mike Gonzales double) and a walk on Monday. It helped that that all came in the first inning. They added an insurance run in the third as the result of an error. The Miracle were facing Tyler Glasnow, a top prospect who was throwing 98 mph cheese.
Matt Tomshaw is credited with the win. He pitched six innings, gave up six hits, allowed an unearned run and struck out two.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:18 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 5, 2014) - Miracle starter Matt Tomshaw delivered six quality innings and Fort Myers edged the Bradenton Marauders, 3-2, on Monday evening at Hammond Stadium.
Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:32 AM
Edited by lightfoot789, 24 May 2014 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:01 AM
Tomshaw has been nearly untouchable in the month of May. In four starts that month the southpaw is undefeated with a 4-0 record, a 0.67 ERA and a .209 batting average against. Overall Tomshaw is third on the team in ERA (1.88) and has walked only six batters and fanned out 21.
Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:58 AM
Tomshaw outdueled an All Star pitcher from Lakeland Tigers last night and again helped the Miracle avoid a 3 game losing streak. Whenever the Miracle lose 2 in a row - Tomshaw has been the one to stop the bleeding. He is a big game pitcher. He is also second in the FSL with a WHIP of 0.99
Tomshaw tames Flying Tigers in 4-3 victory
Walker homers, Tomshaw earns sixth straight win
Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:16 AM
MIRACLE CLINCH DIVISION
TOMSHAW STATISTICAL HISTORY
Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:35 AM
Lefty knuckleballers in the big leagues
By SCOTT BUTHERUS[h=1][FONT=arial]The lefties and the knuckleball[/FONT]
Since 1970, only three left-handed pitchers in the Major Leagues have used a knuckleball as a primary pitch — Wilbur Wood, Rich Sauveur and Kirt Ojala.[/FONT]
Wood had the best success, going 164-156 during his 17-year career, spent mainly with the Chicago White Sox. A three-time All-Star, Wood won 20 games or more in four consecutive years, including a league-leading 24 wins in the 1972 and 73 seasons. He finished second in the Cy Young voting in 1972 when he also led the league with 376.2 innings pitched.[/FONT]
Sauveur, who now serves as the pitching coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, appeared in 34 games during a sporadic big league career that spanned 14 years and six different organizations.[/FONT]
Ojala, who pitched for the Florida Marlins from 1997-98, was the last left-handed pitcher to use the knuckleball. During his brief career, Ojala went 3-10 with a 4.71 ERA. He is best known as the pitcher who surrendered Barry Bonds’ 400th career home run.[/FONT]
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VIDEO of the "THING" / kNUCKLEBALL and MATT TOMSHAW
- Naples Daily News
Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:51 PM
Posted 17 August 2014 - 05:34 AM
Matt Tomshaw pitched a complete game shut out for his first double digit win total of his minor league career (10).He is third in the organization in win totals behind onlyBerrios and Duffy.It's a shame that Duffy is in AAA and Berrios in AA yet Tomshaw sits in high A. Why he never got a chance to move to AA and at least fail is a mystery.He has definitely earned it. At least Worley and Henricks had a chance to fail at a higher level. Let'ssee if his Knuckler brings him a similar success story as those two down the line.A chance to re-prove your worth at a higher level.
Great day Tomshaw:http://www.milb.com/...=recap&sid=l123
Edited by lightfoot789, 17 August 2014 - 05:37 AM.