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.
Continue reading Reading Phillies Weekly Report (4/20 – 5/3)
5/1/09– Carlos Carrasco was brilliant against Toledo for the first three innings, but struggled through the fourth and fifth, leaving with a 5-1 deficit, having gone 4.2 innings and yielding 5 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 8. The ‘Pigs chipped away at the four run lead, eventually taking the lead in the bottom of the 8th on a sac fly by Mike Cervenak, who had three hits and three RBI’s on the night. On a wet night, Jason Donald made his first start at third, committing an error on his first chance, but was unfazed at the plate, adding three hits. Rich Thompson was clearly the spark plug of the offense, in the 6-5 victory, stealing 3 bases, scoring 3 runs, adding two hits, and generally playing heads up baseball. Jake Woods (2-0) got the win in relief with Mike Koplove picking up his first save of the year in a 1-2-3 ninth. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Game Report