The ‘Pigs are struggling having gone 4-6 over their last 10 games and have now dropped into third place in the Northern Division of the International League(59-52), 3 games behind division leading Scranton. It is the time of year to begin watching the wild card standings and Lehigh Valley is 2.5 games behind Pawtucket for the wild card. The ‘Pigs have one more game in Syracuse before they come home for a short two game home stand against Pawtucket.
‘Pigs Leaders: Kevin Frandsen is 5th in AB’s (391), 2nd in hits (118), leads the league in doubles (34); Cody Overbeck is 9th in doubles (25); Kyle Hudson is 5th in SB’s (19); Tyler Cloyd is 4th in wins (10), leads the league in ERA (1.98) and is 2nd in WHIP (0.98); Pat Misch leads the league in losses (12), 3rd in HR allowed (16); has the 8th worst ERA (4.98); Scott Elarton has the 3rd worst ERA (5.22); Phillipe Aumont is 5th in saves (12); Tom Cochran is 9th in walks allowed(51).
Probables: Tuesday: Cochran; Wednesday: Elarton; Thursday: CLoyd; Friday: Rosenberg; Saturday: Pettibone.
Notes: Jonathan Pettibone made his AAA debut on Monday evening, going 5 innings and yielding two earned runs
–Lehigh Valley is 9-17 in their last 26 games.
–Dominic Brown has hit in 11 of his 13 games since returning from a knee injury (.354)
–Michael Martinez is hitting .340 over his last 15 games.
–With his win last Friday, Tyler CLoyd tied a Lehigh Valley record by winning his 6th straight decision. He is now a combined 13-1 with a 1.94 ERA.
–In his last 4 games, Phillipe Aumont has thrown 4.2 innings without giving up a run and striking out 10.
–In his last 4 starts, BJ Rosenberg is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA.
–JC Ramirez has been brutal. In his last 8 games, his ERA is 11.57, giving up 21 hits and 8 walks in 11.2 innings.
–Tuffy Gosewisch is hitting just .138 over his last 31 games.
Transactions: Last Tuesday P Pat Misch was placed on the DL with an elbow strain and OF Jason Pridie was sent down to Lehigh Valley after Lance Nix was activated from the DL. INF Kevin Frandsen was called up to Philadelphia last Friday. P Jon Pettibone was called up from Reading on Monday. Following the flurry of trade activity, Dom Brown was called up to Philadelphia.