The ‘Pigs are hanging on but bare;y, with a 3-3 week that leaves them 69-61, 5.5 games behind division leading Scranton and a half game behind Pawtucket for the wild card position. After a rainout last night, the ‘Pigs play a doubleheader tonight at home against Toledo, followed by three on the road against Rochester. Lehigh Valley is home for 11 of their last 14 games, where they are 42-21.
Probables: Tuesday (1)Cochran; (2) Pettibone; Wednesday: Elarton; Thursday: Cloyd; Friday: Brummett.
Notes: Jon Pettibone is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his 4 starts since being called up from Reading.
–Sebastian Valle has 3 multi hit games in his last 5 starts and has 11 RBI in his 13 games played for Lehigh Valley.
–Over his last 16 games, Pete Orr is hitting .333 with 6 multi hit games.
–JC Ramirez has been outstanding as of late. He hasn’t given up an earned run in his last 7 outings, spanning 10.2 innings, striking out 9 and walking 2.
–Tyler Cloyd leads minor league baseball with 15 wins.
–Scott Elarton has not won a game in three months and is 0-10 with a 7.19 ERA in his last 17 starts.
–Justin DeFratus has been pitching well. Over his last 9 games, he is 0-0 with 3 saves and a 2.52 ERA. In 10.2IP he has walked 2 and struck out 10.
–Derrick Mitchell is hitting under .100 since being activated from the DL.
–Cody Overbeck has just 2 extra base hits in his last 21 games.
Stats (thru Mondays game): Kyle Hudson is 8th in SB’s (20); Tyler Cloyd is 2nd in Wins(12), 2nd in ERA (2.27), 8th in IP (135) and has the 4th best WHIP (1.03); Pat Misch is 2nd in the league in losses (12) has the 5th worst ERA (4.98) and is 6th in HR allowed (16); Scott Elarton is 3rd in the league in losses(11), has the worst ERA (5.48); and has the 3rd worst WHIP (1.58);Phillipe Aumont is 4th in saves(15);Tom Cochran has allowed the 6th most walks(61)
Transactions: Jake Fox went full circle, going from Reading to LV last Tuesday, and back to Reading last evening. Fox returned to Reading to open up a roster spot for Hector Luna, who was optioned from Philly after Placido Polanco was activated from the DL.