Welcome to yet another edition of the Reading Phillies weekly report. Time constraints have limited the report this week to just the “prospect watch” section. It is probably for the best anyway, as the Phils went 2-5 on the week and now sit at 19-15 on the season, good for 3rd in the Eastern League. To the prospects…
It was yet another good week for the Phils as Reading went 4-2 on the week and now sit at 17-10, good for 3rd in the entire Eastern League. A pattern emerged this week as the Phils continually rode good pitching and good enough hitting to their 4 victories. The offense was without Taylor for most of the week, so that may have been the final blow to an already lackluster bunch. Oh well, the pitching prospects shined and with the Philadelphia Phillies struggling with run prevention, this group has got to bring a smile to your face when you think of the future. The game recaps and prospect highlights are after the break. Enjoy.
I know this is a bit long, but it encompasses two weeks worth of action due to my critically ill daughter, oops, I meant computer. No really, I did. I hope everyone enjoys the goodness that Reading has to offer and comments it up. Have fun!
Over the past two weeks, the Phillies have had some phenomenal individual efforts by the likes of Stutes, Worley, Bastardo, and Taylor. Even with these efforts, however, the Phils found themselves only going 7-5 over that two week span. Despite the mediocre record, I think the teams play thus far is above what most of us expected. Surprisingly, the Phils sit at 13-8 and are tied for 3rd in the Eastern League. Not surprisingly, the pitching has really carried the team while the offense has mostly been a one man show featuring Michael Taylor.
Hello everyone. Here is the deal. My 6 year old computer’s health has sadly taken a turn for the worst. Lets just call it critical condition. Anyway, this means that I am not going to be able to publish the Reading Phillies weekly report for this week (I might write something up in a few days time when I get my hands on a working computer). So, I am very sorry for missing a week, but, like I said, hopefully I will be back up and running shortly. Feel free to talk about all of the awesome Reading news this week like their 4-2 record, Stutes’ 6 innings of 2 hit ball, the return of the hefty lefty, Mike Zagirthski (yes, that can be taken out of context, but lets not), the continued domination of the buzzsaw, Matt German, Bastardo’s conversion to the starting rotation, and much, much more. Quite a week, actually, I am sorry I missed the report. Thanks for your understanding and go Phils.
The Reading Phillies continued their good start to the ’09 season with a 4-2 week. The tremendous pitching from week 1 has deteriorated into mediocre pitching, but the offense stepped it up this week allowing the Phillies to escape with some close victories. Lets take a closer look at the games.
Welcome back to the weekly Reading Phillies report. If you guys have any suggestions or certain features that you would like to see me include in these reports, then please speak up in the comments. I will try to accomodate your ideas. Hopefully, I will be able to get some firsthand photos and videos from Reading this season, and post them here on Phuture Phillies. Thanks for reading and enjoy!
Spring training is well underway, and I was wondering if any minor leaguers appear destined to make the jump to the majors. Those with an outside shot at the beginning of ST were Happ, Carrasco, Mayberry, Marson, and Donald.
Hello everybody. This is Zac, the typical Reading Phillies Weekly Report guy. Just wanted to chime in with a new post so that we can all direct our focus solely where it belongs, on the Pharm. Also, I just wanted to note, that I think it would be prudent if everyone stopped bickering about the subject of bickering. This is PP’s site, so lets try and keep the subject of conversation focused on what he believes to be appropriate. I think if we accomplish this goal, we will all be pleasantly surprised by the amount of knowledge we will all again about the Phillies minor league teams and players.
On to the topic of conversation, irrational loves. We all have them, I know I do, and so I was just wondering which players some of you guys see turning into a star, or even turning into a much better player than currently projected as (whether that be a star, regular, or bench guy). I will start off with my number one irrational love in the system, Drabek. I do not know what it is about him, but I have these starry eyed dreams of Drabek and Hamels leading us to five straight world series championships. So, who do ya got?
The Reading Phillies have played their final game, thankfully. The Phils finished the season by losing 5 of 6, to drop their Eastern League Southern Division worst record to 53-89, 12 games behind 5th place Altoona. The season isn’t over for all of the Reading Phils, however, as both Golson and Marson have already been summoned to the big leagues. Hopefully, those two can help the actual Phils more than they helped the Reading Phils. Onto some player profiles…
Even though the Phils stretched their losing streak to 9 games this week, they also managed to win 3 of 7, making this week much better than last week. The season is winding down, which is a good thing for the ’08 Reading Phillies. They are still playing rather poorly, and they just lost another excellent performer in Carpenter to the big league team. For Reading, the season cannot end soon enough.
Lets start off with some good news. Antonio Bastardo continued his impressive comeback this week by pitching very well in 2 starts. His first start against Bowie lasted 4.2 innings, and he gave up just 2 hits, 2 walks, and 1 earned while striking out 2. While this start was excellent, his following start was even better. Bastardo lasted 4.1 innings, giving up 2 earned on 4 hits and 3 walks, but Bastardo struck out a very impressive 8 batters. Good stuff. Bastardo is in line for one more appearance on the season.