6/12/09–After receiving news that both Lou Marson and Jason Donald were placed on the DL, and the nights scheduled starter, Kyle Kendrick, was called up to the big club, the ‘Pigs showed some resiliency in their 3-2, ten inning win over Charlotte. Charlotte scored two early runs off of spot starter Jake Woods, who went 4 innings, and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits. Lehigh Valley bounced back with a run in the third when David Newhan scored on a passed ball, and added another in the 4th on an RBI double by Paul Hoover to tie the score at two. The game remained tied at two until the 10th, when JJ Furmaniak’s RBI single scored Miguel Cairo. The Lehigh Valley bullpen pitched six scoreless innings in relief of Woods, with Tyler Walker (2-1) picking up the win. Cairo, Hoover, and newly recalled Mike Spidale all had two hits for the ‘Pigs. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekend Report
Relief Pitcher Tyler Walker, who has over four years of major league experience, has been recalled by the Phils for todays game against Boston. Walker has pitched very well in Lehigh Valley, going 2-1, with a 1.40 ERA in his 15 appearances. Opponents are hitting just .125 against him this year, and he has 3 saves. Walker’s control has been excellent walking just 3 and striking out 20, in 19.1 innings pitched. It is my belief, for what it is worth, that Walker is the one that can give the Phillies what they need from Lehigh Valley. He will provide some consistency, has closed in the majors (he had 23 saves in ’05) in the past and can pitch multiple innings if needed. Sergio Escalona was sent back down to Lehigh Valley after pitching multiple innings for the Phils last night.