Andrew Carpenter is trying to bounce back from two of his more difficult starts in what has been an extremely consistent year for him. His opponent tonight, Norfolk, is the same team he faced last week when he gave up 3 runs on 9 hits over six innings. It should be interesting to see how Carpenter responds to what could a competition for the July 4 start for the Phils. Carrasco acquitted himself quite well last night and has now had quality starts in 6 of his last 8 outings. Check back often for an inning by inning recap of the goings on at Coca Cola Park.
First Inning–strike out, walk (stolen base), strikeout, strikeout. Fastball at 87-89. 23 pitches, 14 for strikes. Alot of deep counts, but struck out the side. Big first inning for the ‘Pigs, 4-0. (RBI single Andy Tracy, Sac Fly Tiffee, 2 run single by Marson)It’s notable that there are about a dozen scouts in Allentown tonight.
Second Inning–ground out, ground out, ground out. 10 pitch inning. 33 total pitches, 21 for strikes. Fastball at 86-87. 4-0 ‘Pigs.
Third Inning–single, line out, pop out, pop out. Impressive inning. The lead off single was a very weakly hit, seeing eye single. Line 3IP 1H oR 1BB 3K. 43 pitches, 28 for strikes.
Fourth Inning–ground out,fly out,single (hard hit), strikeout. Using mostly off speed stuff. FB at 87. 54 pitches, 35 for strikes. Line 4IP 1H 0R 1BB 4K. ‘Pigs 4-0.
Fifth Inning–ground out, fly out, fly out. Easy inning, again alot of off speed stuff, keeping Norfolk off balance. 65 pitches, 39 for strikes. 5IP 2H 0R 1BB 4K.
Sixth Inning–pop out,single, strikeout, strikeout. 80 total pitches, 50 for strikes. Line: 6IP 3H 0ER 1BB 6K. 5-0 ‘Pigs. (RBI Single, Spidale)
Seventh Inning–strikeout,single, fly out, line out. 95 total pitches, 61 for strikes. Line: 7IP 4H 0ER 1BB 7K. Fastball is at 86-87. Still keeping Norfolk extremely off balance.
Eighth Inning–single, double play (1-6-3), fly out. 107 pitches, 72 for strikes. Line: 8IP 5H 0ER 1BB 7K. This is the longest outing for an Iron Pigs pitcher this year. Majewski up in the ‘pen.
That is it for Carpenter after 8 shutout innings, in line to pick up win number seven on the year. 8 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, 107 pitches, 72 for strikes. Obviously, an excellent outing.