Mick Abel Strikes Hard

Mick Abel, a pitching prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies, took a significant hit on Wednesday.

Abel, who is 21 years old and plays for Double-A Reading

has had an inconsistent season, but his effort from last night was by far the worst of the year.

eight runs, and two walks over the course of five innings while striking out seven batters. 

The fact that he let up four home runs was by far the most problematic aspect of his performance tonight. 

Abel has showed plenty of promise, and he even got the starting nod in the futures game only a month ago.

He currently has a record of 3-5 with a 4.94 earned run average

develop his secondary pitches, Abel should be rostered in dynasty teams. He has one of the greatest arms on the farm.

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