Lefty Goocher Ready This Time Around Premium Story


By James Renwick
Managing Editor
Date: May 25, 2005

Last season Clint Goocher got a promotion for his birthday. Just after the lefty turned 22 years old the Diamondbacks moved him from Hi-A Lancaster to the Double-A Texas League Diablos. It was a big opportunity, and one that some might say got wasted. Goocher, who was 9-2 with a 3.67 ERA in Lancaster, went just 6-10 with an ERA nearing six in El Paso. He got his chance and blew it. For some this might have been devastating.

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