Kyle Drabek (3-0)threw eight shutout innings, giving up just four hits in the 4-0 Reading victory Friday night. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out five, lowering his AA ERA to 2.08.
On another topic, see below the fold for some comments by Steve Shrenk, Reading Pitching Coach on the recent performance of a few Reading pitchers: (Source: Reading Phillies.com Interview with Anthony Opperman)
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A very good week for Lehigh Valley, as they went 6-1, but remain in 5th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 10.5 games out of first with a record of 30-36, as we approach the seasons half way mark. Batting leaders include Rich Thompson who is 8th in triples (3) and 8th in stolen bases (14); Andy Tracy tied for 5th in homers (10), 5th in walks (32) and 8th in RBI’s (42); along with Mike Cervenak who is 5th in average (.321). On the pitching ledger, Andrew Carpenter is 6th in Wins (6), 5th in innings (74.1) and 6th in homers allowed (10); Kyle Kendrick is 8th in IP (73.0); Carlos Carrasco is 9th in IP (72.2) and 4th in strikeouts (72).
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With tonight’s 8-3 victory over the Hagerstown Suns, the Lakewood BlueClaws are your SAL Northern Division First-Half Champions!
This gives them an automatic berth in the playoffs and home-field advantage for at least the first round.
Congratulations to the Lakewood BlueClaws players and staff!