The ‘Pigs have been struggling a bit winning just 4 of their last 10 games, but still in the lead of the Northern Division of the International League at 54-42, one game ahead of second place Scranton. Lehigh Valley finishes up their eight game road trip on Thursday in Durham before returning home for an eight game home stand beginning Friday against Columbus and Norfolk. The ‘Pigs return home with the best home record in the league (33-12).
Leaders:Kevin Frandsen is leading the league in AB’s (354), 2nd in hits (105), leads the league in doubles (31) and is 10th in avg. (.297); Cody Overbeck is 8th in doubles (23); Tyler Cloyd leads the league in ERA (1.96), is 2nd in WHIP (0.99) is tied for the league lead in wins (9); Pat Misch is 2nd in the league in losses (6), 2nd in HR allowed (15), Scott Elarton has the 3rd worst ERA (5.21) and 5th worst WHIP (1.59); Phillippe Aumont is 5th in saves (11), Tom Cochran is 10th in walks (43)
Probables: Tonight: Elarton; Wednesday: Misch; Thursday: Rosenberg, Friday: Cochran
Notes: Domonic Brown was activated from the DL yesterday and went 1-3. Brown has missed a total of 30 games this year so far with a variety of ailments.
–Derrick Mitchell has now missed 6 weeks with his fractured wrist.
–Over the last 23 games, the bullpen has a very high 4.58 ERA and the opposition is hitting .275 against them.
–Tyler Cloyd has now gone at least 6 innings in 17 of his 18 starts (went 5.2IP in the other).
–Pat Misch has thrown well in his last two starts, going 7 innings in each and giving up just 3 ER while striking out 13.
–Scott Elarton has not won since Mid May and is 0-6 with a 7.86 ERA in his last 10 starts. I would think his days may be numbered.
–JC Ramirez has been really struggling. In his last 4 outings, his ERA is above 13, and he has allowed 12 hits over 4.2 innings. He also walked four during that same time period.
Transactions: Last Friday, the Phils called up LHP Joe Savery. On Monday, the ‘Pigs activated Domonic Brown from the disabled list.