Continued mediocrity for Lehigh Valley is taking its toll on the standings as the ‘Pigs have now fallen to 66-58, after a 3-3 week and are in 3rd place of the Northern Division of the International League, 3.5 games behind division leading Scranton and 2 games behind Pawtucket for a wild card berth. Lehigh Valley concluded a home stand last night and now go on the road for four games against Buffalo before returning home for four games against Toledo.
Probables: Tuesday: Brummett; Wednesday: Pettibone; Thursday: Cochran; Friday: Elarton
Stats:Cody Overbeck is 9th in doubles (26); Kyle Hudson is 8th in SB’s (20); Tyler Cloyd is 2nd in wins(12); 3rd in WHIP (1.01)’ 2nd in ERA (2.23), 9th in IP (129); Pat Misch has the 2nd most losses (12), is 7th in HR allowed (16) and has the 6th worst ERA (4.98); Scott Elarton has the 6th most losses (11); 4th worst WHIP (1.56); 2nd worst ERA (5.46); and leads the league in starts (24); Phillippe Aumont is 4th in saves (14); Tom Cochran is 7th in walks allowed (60).
Notes:Lehigh Valley has now been shutout 11 times, tying a franchise record.
–Steve Susdorf has 5 multi hit games in his last 10, and is hitting .333 over that time period.
–Pete Orr is hitting .414 over his last 10 games and has 6 multi hit games in that time frame.
–Joe Savery has been unscored upon in his last 8 games (9IP)
–JC Ramirez has thrown very well in his last 4 outings, having gone 7 innings allowing 2 hits and no earned runs while striking out 7.
–Over his last 12 games, Jake Diekman is 1-1 with an 0.75 ERA, and struck out 15 in 11 innings during that time period.
–Kyle Hudson is hitting just .125 over his last 8 games and has seen his playing time minimized since the return of Derrick Mitchell from the DL. Mitchell is 0-10 since his activation from the DL.
–Sebastian Valle has 9 RBI’s on just 5 hits in his limited time thus far in Lehigh Valley.
–SP Pat Misch is out for the year with shoulder issues.
–Tom Cochran has allowed home runs in each of his last 7 starts.
– Scott Elarton has not won a game since May 16th and over his last 16 starts he is 0-9 with a 7.24 ERA.
Transactions: Last Wednesday Austin Hyatt and Juan Morillo were both promoted from Reading and RP Mike Cisco was sent down to Reading. On Saturday, OF Derrick Mitchell was activated off of the DL and INF Jake FOx was sent down to Reading. On Tuesday, Hector Luna was called up to Philadelphia, RP Mike Cisco was called up from Reading and SP Austin Hyatt was returned to reading after an awful start.