‘The Pigs are hot, having won three in a row and now stand at 49-35 and in first place of the Northern Division of the International League, 2 games ahead of second place Pawtucket. The ‘Pigs continue their 5 game series against Scranton this evening with Tyler Cloyd on the mound, before leaving for a three game, pre All Star Break road trip in Rochester.
Leaders: Kevin Frandsen is 3rd in AB’s (310); 3rd in hits (90); and 2nd in doubles (26); Kyle Hudson is 8th in SB’s (15); Tyler Cloyd leads the league in ERA (2.11); is 3rd in wins (8) and is 3rd in WHIP (0.97); Pat Misch leads the league in losses (10) , starts (17); has allowed the 3rd most HR (15) and has the 6th worst ERA (4.90); Phillippe Aumont is 8th in saves (10)
Notes: The 14-1 Lehigh Valley loss to Pawtucket on Saturday was the worst loss in Lehigh Valley history.
–Kevin Frandsen has hit safely in 23 of his last 27 games and is hitting .360 over that time period. He leads the team with 25 multi hit games.
–In his last 13 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley, relief pitcher Mike Cisco has allowed just 2 ER in 32IP.
–John Suomi has hit in 13 of his last 16 games and is at over .400 during that time period.
–Tyler Cloyd was named the starting pitcher of the IL All Star game. He has gone at least 6 innings in 15 of his 16 starts and is now a combined 11-1 with a 2.04 ERA. Cloyd is also hitting .364.
–INF Tug Hulett pitched a scoreless inning in the ninth inning of the 14-1 Lehigh Valley loss last Saturday, his first professional pitching appearance.
–Scott Elarton has now not won in his last 8 starts, with an ERA of 7.23 during that time frame.
–Relief Pitcher JC Ramirez is unscored upon in his last 4 appearances, spanning 4.2 innings.
Injuries: Derrick Mitchell remains on the DL with a broken wrist and will miss another 3-4 weeks. Domonic Brown remains on the DL with a knee issue and has begun very limited baseball activities. I wouldn’t expect to see him before the all star break. Starting Pitcher Matt Wright was placed on the DL last Wednesday with shoulder inflammation. No new update on his status.
Transactions: Last Wednesday: INF Michael Martinez was optioned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia. OF Domonic Brown was placed on the DL (knee).
Last Thursday: RP’s Brian Sanches and Jeremy Horst had their contracts purchased by Philadelphia. RP Joe Savery was optioned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia. RP Mike Cisco was promoted to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
Last Sunday: OF Jason Pridie had his contract purchased by Philadelphia. RP’s Frank Gailey, Ryan Duke and Jordan Whatcott were all called up from Reading to Lehigh Valley. SP Pat Misch was assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
On Monday: All the transactions from Sunday were reversed; with Gailey, Duke and Whatcott returning to Reading and Misch coming back to Lehigh Valley.
Wednesday: INF Jeremy Barnes was called up from Clearwater and C/1B Bob Stumpo was called up from Lakewood.