Some news from Lehigh Valley as the second half of the IronPigs season begins this evening with a double header against Syracuse. Starting Pitcher Tim Redding was released after several fairly brutal starts. With Scott Mathieson’s return from Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley rotation is full, with Mathieson taking Redding’s spot.
Reliever Phillipe Aumont was placed on the DL, retroactive to July 10 with an undisclosed shoulder issue. Aumont recently saw a shoulder specialist and sources within the organization say that the injury is relatively minor in nature. Joe Savery officially arrives from Reading today to takes Aumont’s roster spot.
Catcher John Suomi was called up from CLearwater, presumably in case Erik Kratz was not able to get back to Allentown in time for tonight’s twinbill after an early morning flight from Salt Lake City, Utah with fellow All Stars Michael Schwimer and Mike Zagurski. Tonight’s starting pitchers for the ‘Pigs are Brian Bass in Game One, followed by Scott Mathieson in Game Two.