A rough outing last night in CLearwater for the recently promoted Tyler Cloyd who gave up 6 runs (4 earned), on 9 hits, in 5.2 innings in his Clearwater debut. Justin DeFratus had similar troubles in his first start in Lakewood giving up three runs in three innings. He was pulled after three as he is on a pitch count, as his arm needs to be stretched out.
In Reading, 4 more hits for Michael Taylor combined with Joe Savery’s 10th win of the year as he threw six more shutout innings, in the 12-2 Rwading drubbing of Trenton.
The decision on who will be called up from Lehigh Valley to take Antonio Bastardo’s rotation spot will be made today. The Lehigh Valley rotation lines up with Kendrick throwing tonight, followed by Carrasco scheduled for tomorrow and Carpenter in Game One of a doubleheader on Friday. I will be at Coca Cola Park tonight and will do my best to get some info posted before game time at 7:00 should I learn anything.