Comments to get it going:
–With how poor the Phils bullpen has been, it is time to take a shot on Jake Diekman. He clearly has the “stuff”. It is simply a matter of whether he is ready. Sometimes ready needs to be pushed along by circumstance.
–Credit where it is due to Anthony Hewitt who had an outstanding week, raising his average on the year to the .270 neighborhood. Aberration or new pattern? I will take the former.
–Drew Naylor 5 runs in 5 innings of work which would have qualified for Not Hot status, however, coming off Tommy John surgery, he gets a pass as this was his first start in over a year. Glad to see him back on the mound.
–Tyler Knigge has looked good week after week for Clearwater and warrants some attention. He was a 12th round pick in 2010 out of Lewis and CLark. The opposition is hitting just .157 against him.
–Getting excited about Cesar Hernandez. Only 100 plus AB’s into the year, but he has shown growth at the plate and continued consistency with the glove.
–Continued consistency from Tyler Cloyd who has not had a bad start while bouncing back and forth between Lehigh Valley and Reading during the seasons first month.
Hot Starters: Julio Rodriguez (10IP 9H 0ER 6BB 12K); Scott Elarton (W, 6IP 4H 0ER 1BB 5K); Tyler Cloyd (7IP 6H 1ER 3BB 3K); Jesse Biddle (W, 6IP 3H 2ER 2BB 5K);
Not Hot Starters: David Buchanan (5IP 8H 8ER); Pat Misch (3.2IP 8H 3ER); Lino Martinez (5IP 3H 4ER 3BB 2K); Jon Pettibone (5IP 5H 4ER 2BB 7K); Trevor May (5IP 5H 4ER 4BB 7K)
Hot Relievers: Juan Sosa (4IP 3H 0ER 0BB 3K); Tyler Knigge (5.2IP 2H 0ER 2BB 4K); Mike Nesseth (W, 3IP 0H 0ER 1BB 4K); Justin Friend (2IP 0H 0ER 1BB 3K, 2SV); L. Bonilla (3IP 2H 0ER 1BB 5K); Jake Diekman (2.1IP 0H 0ER 0BB 2K, SV); Mike Cisco (3IP 2H 0ER 0BB 1K); Colton Murray (5IP 3H 0ER 0BB 6K). Honorable Mention: BJ Rosenberg
Not Hot Relievers: Garrett CLaypool (3IP 8H 6ER); Juan Morillo (0.1Ip 3H 3ER 2BB 1K); Austin Brough (3.1IP 9H 9ER); Raul Valdes (4.2Ip 6H 4ER); Mario Hollands (2.1IP 4H 2ER 2BB); Frank Gailey (2.2IP 4H 4ER)Hector Neris (4IP 6H 3ER); Gilbert Arias (1.2IP 5H 4ER).
Hot Hitters: Anthony Hewitt (.462, 4R 1HR 6RBI SB); Hector Luna (.450, 6 RBI)Carlos Alonso (.429, 5R 1HR 4RBI); Darin Ruf (.417, 4R 2HR 6RBI); Cesar Hernandez (.407, 5RBI); Cody Asche (.400); Bob Stumpo (.391); Rich Thompson (.385, 5RBI, sb)Brendan Tripp (.355, 4R 1HR 6RBI); Troy Hanzawa (.353); Honorable Mention: Andres Blanco, Edgar Duran
Not Hot Hitters: Brian Pointer (.083); Tyler Greene (.091); Cody Overbeck (.095); Albert Cartwright (.120); Tuffy Gosewisch (.125); Aaron Altherr (.148); Jiwan James (.150); Maikel Franco (.154); Cameron Rupp (.158); Chris Duffy (.192)