Both Reading starter Yohan Flande and Lakewood starter Justin DeFratus have had trouble adjusting to their new environments, FLande in Reading, and DeFratus starting. Flande is now 0-4 witha 7.58 ERA in his first 4 starts with Reading, while DeFratus is 0-3 with an 11.15 ERA in his first 4 starts for Lakewood.
Anthony Gose stole his 50th base of the season last night for Lakewood in their 14-11 loss.
A fractured left hand will keep Reading starting catcher Tuffy Gosewich out of the lineup for an extended period of time.
More recent comments from Steve Shrenk Reading pitching coach:
On Vance Worley and his recent outings: “you are gonna have the bumps in the raods, and he is doing a little too much out there, instead of just being aggressive and making them hit his pitch, we are working on a couple of things with his breaking ball…when you are working on things you have to do it on the sides, and the last couple of times he has done it out there at the game and it has kind of showed. Hopefully, he will get back on track here and we will get things going…He is doing ok handeling the bumps in the road…he doesn’t look at the numbers as much as hetries to give his team a chance to win, and that is what he tries to do every time out. It is disappointing to him because of the competitior that he is…that is what is hard on him, letting everyone down, but he will realize that it is going to happen and what he does next time out is what people are going to remember.”
On Mike Stutes“He is throwing the ball well now…he had his little downspelland now he is starting to come out of it. He needs to come out and be aggressive with the fastball and throw strikes..we would like him to see him use his pitches more resurcefully.”
On Mike Zagurski“Mike has been making strides faster than I thought he would have…He is doing well. I have been babying him a little bit, to make sure he is ok coming off the Tommy John surgery. I dont want to push it too far. He loves to be in the tough situations.”
On Chance CHapman ” He is going to get the middle to late innings and he is having success with that and we are not going to change it. He has been doing a good job in the 6th, 7th and 8th innings.”