Daily Archives: August 30, 2009

‘Pigs Weekend Update

8/29/09-After a rainout Friday night in Syracuse, Lehigh Valley played two on Saturday with Gustavo Chacin getting the start in Game One.  Neither team could muster any offense until Chacin allowed a grand slam to Ian Desmond, giving the Chiefs a 4-0 lead in the 4th inning. That hit was all Syracuse needed as the ‘Pigs managed just three hits, getting shutout for the tenth time this season. Chacin threw a complete game (although the game was shortened due to minor league doubleheader rules) going 6 innings and giving up 4 runs on 3 hits.  He walked 4 and struck out 1.  The only notable offensively for Lehigh Valley was John Mayberry was was 2-3 with a double. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Update

Drabek Shut Down

The Phillies have placed Kyle Drabek on the inactive list after throwing 158 innings this year.  It was stressed that Drabek is not injured, he is simply being shut down after reaching what the Phils set as his inning limit. The 21 year old righty was 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA for Clearwater.  He threw 61.2 innings and walked 19, while striking out 74.  Opponents hit just .218 against him in “A” ball.  After his promotion to AA Reading, Drabek went 8-2 with a 3.64 ERA in 15 starts, throwing 96.1 innings.  He walked 31, struck out 76 and AA opponents hit .252 against him.  In five August starts, Drabek was 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA.  I would look for him in the Lehigh Valley rotation to begin next year.