Long time reader/commenter DiamondDerby was kind enough to provide us with his thoughts on his trip to see Lakewood play the other day, and so I’ll just post his entire entry below the fold. Check it out and enjoy, and a big thanks to DD for his input and observations.
Update: Busy day today. Ben Badler at Baseball America was in attendance for a recent run of Lakewood games, and he shared lots of observations on the most interesting Phillies prospects at Lakewood. Check it out here.
Continue reading Guest Post: DiamondDerby with Lakewood notes
The weekly report a day early, thanks to a couple of scheduling conflicts. Since the last weekly report, Lehigh Valley has gone 2-3, and stand at 8-11, in 4th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 4.5 games behind division leading Syracuse.
League Leaders, Hitting: Mayberry, 2nd in runs (16), tied for 7th in doubles (6); Wise, leads the league in triples (4); Ransom, tied for 7th in RBI’s (15), Duffy, tied for 7th in RBI’s (15); Tracy, tied for 2nd in walks(15), 8th in strikeouts (21).
Pitching: Bump, tied for league lead in Wins (3), 6th in ERA (1.80). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report
With the upcoming activation of Brad Lidge on Friday prior to the Phils game against the Mets, the Phillies have announced their intention to send LH reliever Antonio Bastardo back down to the Minors, presumably to Lehigh Valley. Bastardo, 24, has been used sparingly by the Phils but has pitched fairly well yielding an ERA of just 1.69 through 7 appearances. The Phils hands are tied a bit as if they attempt to send David Herndon down, he would first have to be offered back to the Angels, from whom he came in the Rule 5 draft. Additionally, Nelson Figueroa would have to clear waivers before being sent down as has pitched well in his opportunities thus far. More decisions to be made with the activation of Joe Blanton presumably coming soon (Monday?)