Some breaking news out of Reading this morning, OF Tyson Gillies, acquired in the CLiff Lee deal was placed on the DL with a left hamstring strain. Gillies had been playing better lately after really struggling initially this year. He had a 7 game hitting streak snapped on Monday, With speed being Gillies game, the Phils are sure to be conservative with this injury. Gillies was hitting .247 with 2 HR and 6 RBI, to go along with 1 stolen base in his 97 AB’s this season. See below for Aumont commenatry from todays game.
Update: A nice first inning for Phillipe Aumont, coming off two horrible outings. In the first inning against New Hampshire, Aumont struck out two and retired the side 1-2-3. Most importantly, 13 pitches, 11 for strikes. Velocity 90-92 on fastball. In the bottom half of the first, Domonic Brown launced the first pitch he saw into the left center seats for his 7th homer of the year. Brown has now homered in 6 of his last 11 games.
Update: Lead off walk, strikeout, single to left, HBP, single (2RS), walk, single (2Rs)..runner thrown out trying to go to third, stolen base, strikeout. Not pretty at all for Aumont who threw 34 pitches in the inning, just 16 for strikes. He clearly lost his composure after a lead off walk, and things went downhill from there. He was bailed out by a runner thrown out trying to advancee to third on a single. Line: 2IP 3H 4ER 2BB 3K 1HBP; 47 pitches, 27 for strikes. THrowing 88-91 in the 2nd inning.
3rd Inning: k, k, fly out. Aumont settled back down to throw his second 1-2-3 inning. Unfortunate 2nd inning in between. Line 3IP 3 H 4ER 2BB 5K 1HBP; 60 pitches, 37 for strikes. A very interesting at bat by Domonic Brown in the bottom half, where he fouled off 11 straight pitches before striking out. 17 pitch at bat.
4th Inning: Another 1-2-3 inning for Aumont. Three of his four innings have been 1-2-3 with the major bump being the 2nd. Line: 4IP 3H 4ER 2BB 6K, 1 HBP; 68 pitches, 43 for strikes. Velocity between 88-91 in the 4th.
5th inning: double, wild pitch, Error third base (run), sb, fly out, k, BB. That will do it for Aumont. 90 pitches, 57 for strikes. FInal Line: 4.2 IP 4H 5ER 3BB 8K. Fairly unimpressive all in all for Aumont. When any runner reached base, it caused an immediate visit by either the catcher, first basemen, or pitching coach. He was throwing 90-93 in his final inning of work.