Before we get to the final Lehigh Valley report of 2009, a huge thank you goes out to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Media Relations Staff. ‘Pig broadcasters/Media Relations Director Matt Provence and Jon Schaeffer were very helpful during this year and for that Phuture Phillies thanks you. More specifically, without the near daily assistance of Lehigh Valley Media Relations Assistant Tommy Viola, the information available to the readers of this website would have been drastically less. Dealing daily with tv/radio/ print/blog media, in sometimes extremely stressful situations, Tommy’s availability (and good humor) and the importance he placed in ensuring everyone could do their respective jobs professionally can not be overstated. Thank You.
Lehigh Valley finished their season at 71-73, in 3rd place of the Northern Division of the International League.
‘Pigs league leaders: Andy Tracy finished 4th in runs (76), 2nd in homers (26), 2nd in RBI’s (96) and led the league in walks(74); Mike Cervenak was 5th in hits (141), 5th in RBI’s (77), 8th in average (.305) and 3rd in doubles (36); Rich Thompson was 5th in triples (7) and 8th in stolen bases (26). ANdrew Carpenter was 4th in Wins (11), , 3rd in IP (156), 6th in strikeouts (120), and 6th in ERA (3.35); Kyle Kendrick was 5th in ERA (3.34) and 3rd in WHIP (1.17). Continue reading