In the past few weeks, the Riversharks pitching staff has endured injuries, retirements, and MLB call-ups. And yet the Sharks have put together quite a successful second half so far. With a record of 16-9, they sit in 3rd place in the Liberty Division, just 2 games behind the red-hot Long Island Ducks. Still, this lineup has turned over more times than a 7-11 hot dog.
Relief comes, literally, in the form of two newly acquired pitchers: Wilkin De La Rosa and Humberto Sanchez.
De La Rosa, a 26 year old lefty from the Dominican Republic, has seen time in the minors with the New York Yankees and LA Dodgers. He last pitched for the AA Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. More on De La Rosa here.
Sanchez, a 28 year old righty also from the Dominican Republic, was drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 9th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft, and the Detroit Tigers in the 31st round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft. He last pitched for the AAA Sultanes de Monterrey in the Mexican League. And uuuh...you might want to read this.