Lehigh Valley, after a 4-3 week is at 48-50, in 4th place of the Northern Division of the IL, 8 games behind division leading Scranton with under 50 games to play. They are 6.5 games out of the wild card spot. ‘Pig league leaders include Andy Tracy who is 6th in runs (52), 5th in homers (15), 3rd in RBI’s (57), and 2nd in walks (48). Rich Thompson is 8th in stolen bases (18). On the mound, Andrew Carpenter is tied for 3rd in winds (8), 9th in ERA (2.75) 10 th in WHIP (1.19), 10th in strikeouts (84) and 8th in innings (108). Kyle Kendrick leads the league in starts (20) and IP (118), Carlos Carrasco is 3rd in the league in starts (19), 6th in IP (108.2), and leads the league in strikeouts (107). Carrasco is 7th in homers allowed (13), while Carpenter is 9th (12). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report
Two Phils relievers went down today to injury, JC Romero with a left forearm strain and Chad Durbin with an arm strain as well, both were placed on the 15 day disabled list.
Called up were from Lehigh Valley were Tyler Walker, who may not have even arrived in Charlotte to play for Lehigh Valley prior to his recall back to the big club and Andrew Carpenter. Carpenter , 24, should take the role of long reliever as he is obviously stretched out and has pitched very well in Lehigh Valley, going 8-2 with a 2.75 ERA in his 17 starts at AAA. Interesting to speculate about who may come up to Lehigh Valley to fill Carpenter’s rotation spot as it appears he will miss several trips through the rotation with his recall.
A few tidbits to get it going:
Jason Knapp has begun a throwing program in Lakewood, in hopes of returning over the next couple of weeks. He last pitched July 11, before being placed on the disabled list.
Kyle Drabek, coming back from one of his few bad starts, was a small notch below dominant last night, going 8 innings and giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits. He walked one and struck out 7. Neil Sellers continued raking for Reading, hitting his 10th homer of the year, while raising his average to .322 with another multi hit game. Continue reading Daily Discussion