Daily Archives: July 31, 2009

Martinez vs. Carrasco Live Blog

Lineups are out and both Lou Marson and Jason Donald will be facing Pedro Martinez tonight with the weather clearing in Allentown.  Michael Taylor and John Mayberry will be manning the outfield corners and hitting 5th and 7th respectively against Columbus starter Carlos Carrasco.

Apparantly, Pedro is on a 70-80 pitch count this evening.

Top of first: Second pitch of the game, homer….Columbus 1, ‘Pigs 0, Pop Out, strikeout, fly out.  Martinez, 11 pitches, 8 strikes.  Fastest pitch: 89 mph.  1 IP, 1H, 1ER, 0BB, 1K.

Bottom of First:  Single(Ellison), fielders choice, double play.  Carrasco, 12 pitches, 8 strikes.  1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 0K.

Top of Second:  Fly Out, ground out, ground out (Marson).  Martinez, 2o pitches, 16 for strikes.  2IP 1H 1ER 0BB 1K.  A couple of COlumbus hitters looked silly on Martinez off speed pitches this inning.

Bottom of 2nd: Strikeout, Fly Out, single (Tiffee), STrikeout.  Carrasco 28 pitches, 18 for strikes.  2IP 2H 0ER 0BB 2K.  Columbus 1, Lehigh Valley 0.

Top of 3rd:  Strikeout (Donald on 93 mph fastball), ground out, walk, fly out.  Martinez, 37 pitches, 25 for strikes.  3IP 1H 1ER 1BB 2K.  Martinez threw several pitches in the low 90’s, topping out at 93 mph.

Bottom of 3rd: Fly Out, Strikeout, STrikeout (Ellison ejected arguing call).  Carrasco, 49 pitches, 32 for strikes. 3IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K. Columbus 1, Lehigh Valley 0. Continue reading Martinez vs. Carrasco Live Blog

Daily Discussion, Savery Called Up to AAA

The Phillies 2007 first round draft choice, Joe Savery, was called up from AA Reading to take a place in the Lehigh Valley rotation.  Savery, 23, was taken 19th overall of the 2007 draft out of Rice University with the 19th pick in the draft.  After a dominant first half of the year, during which he went 12-1, Savery has struggled during his last several outings, going 1-3 with a 8.71 ERA in his last 4 starts.  On the year, Savery is 12-4 with a 4.41 ERA in 21 starts. He has walked 53 and struck out 77 in his 112.1 innings of work.  Opponents are hitting .262 against him (just .183 with RISP) and he has given up 13 home run balls. Continue reading Daily Discussion, Savery Called Up to AAA

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

First off, a very interesting pitching matchup Friday night in Allentown.  Pedro Martinez vs. Carlos Carrasco.  Who woulda thought? Look for a live blog of the action tonight (whether permitting).

The climb to .500 and above continues to be a difficult one for Lehigh Valley as a slew of roster moves and trades have the team wondering who will be in the locker room each night.  Despite the roster turmoil, the ‘Pigs did manage a 3-4 week (could have been worse) and are in 3rd place of the Northern Division of the IL at 51-54, 7.5 games out of first (6.5 out of the wild card).  This weeks look at hitting leaders includes Andy Tracy who is 9th in runs (55), 5th in homers (17), 3rd in RBI’s (60), and leads the league in walks(51).  Rich Thompson is 9th in the league in steals with 19.  On the hill, Andrew Carpenter is 4th in the league in Wins (8), 9th in ERA (2.71) and 10th in the league in WHIP (1.19), Kyle Kendrick is 2nd in the league in starts (20) and 2nd in the league in IP (118.2). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report