Lehigh Valley was 3-3 on the week and continue to stand in last place in the IL Northern Division at 34-54, 21.0 games behind leading Pawtucket. Hitting leaders include Mike Cervenak who is 2nd in at bats (330), 8th in runs (53), first in hits (100), and 8th in average (.303). Andy Tracy is 5th in average (.305), 8th in slugging % (.528), 3rd in OBP (.408), 10th in RBI’s (51), and 5th in doubles (21). Pitching leaders include JA Happ who is 7th in IP (101.2) and leading the league in strikeouts (104). Brian Mazone is 6th in wins (8), 6th in ERA (3.28), first in IP (109.2), 7th in homers allowed (14), and 4th in WHIP (1.15). Matt Childers is 4th in the league with 13 saves. Continue reading Iron Pigs Report
It appears that the last two men standing in the quest to replace Brett Myers in the Phils rotation are JA Happ and Brian Mazone. With the injury to Carlos Carrasco and the fact that Chad Durbin pitched out of the bullpen last night, Happ and Mazone are the only legitimate options remaining. Mazone is scheduled to pitch tonight for Lehigh Valley, while Happ is scheduled to go tomorrow.
In the debut of Brett Myers with the Iron Pigs, he went 5 innings giving up 3 runs on five hits. He walked 2 and struck out 6, while throwing 100 pitches, 60 for stikes in the 5-3Pigs loss. Box Score
The Reading Phillies had a nice week, going 4-3 to up their record to an unimpressive 33-49, which is good for last place in the Eastern League Southern Division. There were a few notable performers throughout the week including Durbin, Bisenius, Outman, and of course, Slayden. First, lets get caught up on what took place during the week in the game recaps.