Two more shutout innings in relief for Scott Mathieson last night, giving him 18 innings this year without having given up an earned run between Clearwater and Reading. He has allowed just 14 baserunners in those 18 innings and the opposition is hitting just .129 against him.
Tim Kennelly, who has struggled hitting since his recall to AA Reading had a big night last night going 3-4 to go along with Domonic Brown’s 2-4 performance which included his first AA homer.
As aptly noted by “Boston Phan”, the light has been turned on for 22 year old starting pitcher Darren Byrd in CLearwater. Byrd got the win last night, going 6 innings, giving up just a lone run, while in his last 4 starts, he is 4-0 with 0.36 ERA, having given just one earned run in the last 25 innings.
This years first pick by the Phils, Kelly Dugan has a 3-3 day yesterday with 2 doubles and 2 walks, raising his average to .253.
First Baseman Darin Ruf, 23, has continued scalding the ball since his recall from the GCL Phils to Williamsport. Last night, Ruf was 4-5 with 2 doubles, raising his average to .364 with Williamsport. He was hitting .326 in the GCL.