In his last 3 starts, Vance Worley is 0-3, with a 18.00 ERA (26 ER in 13 IP) You have to wonder if the long minor league season is starting to get to Worley of if he is injured. While Worley is struggling, Mike Stutes is bouncing back from recent struggles in Reading and he has gone 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA in his last three starts. After some mid year bumps in the road, Stutes is at 8-5 with a 3.71 ERA on the year.
Reliever Chance Chapman has not allowed an earned run in his last 10 outings for Reading.
Dominic Brown is 1-17 in his last five games after starting quickly after returning from the DL. The other recent returnee, Freddy Galvis has also been struggling, going 2-23 over his last 6 games.
It is worth looking at the line on Lakewood closer Brian Rosenberg. He is 7-2 with a 1.05 ERA and 16 saves in 32 apperances for the BlueClaws. In 43 innings of work, he has walked 10 and struck out 50, allowing the opponent a batting average of .201 (1.75 with RISP). With how well Michael Schwimer has been pitching recently for Clearwater (no earned runs and 10 strikeouts in his last 4 appearances, spanning 5 innings) combined with the thinning ranks of relief pitchers at the top of the organization, it is time to move both Schwimer and Rosenberg up a notch.
D’Arby Myers has multi hit games in 4 of his last 5 games (including two 3 hit games), raising his average to .268 for Lakewood.