Found September 08, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Hansel Robles was large and in charge last night in front of the Coney Island faithful. What an amazing game by Hansel Robles last night who tossed a complete game shutout and struck out ten batters to defeat the Hudson Valley Renegades 4-0 and take Game One of the Semi Final round of the New York Penn League Championship Series. Mets Merized Online’s Peter Shapiro who has been raving about Robles ever since he first mentioned him as a 2012 Sleeper back in March, was on hand for the game and spoke to Robles before the game last night and then again in the clubhouse after the game and during all the excitement by his manager Rich Donnelly and his teammates too. I was going to post some of the audio which we collected over an hour of in our discussions with everyone, but for the sake of expediency I’ll just share some quotes beginning with Rich Donnelly who was asked by Pete to share his thoughts on his performance and also to describe Robles’ makeup, mechanics and his evolution over ...
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