Giant economy report–3 weeks at once.
Reading was 10-10 over the last three weeks (now 7 games under .500 and 9.5 games out of first place), with a lack of offense being the culprit in most of the losses. A lingering hamstring injury to Tyson Gillies and a cool-ish Domonic Brown didn’t help. Promoting Matt Rizzottti from Clearwater seems to have given a bit of a spark to the offense, although Rizzotti hadn’t many men on base for him with Brown slumping and Quentin Berry having not returned to his usual form after nursing an injury during April.
Continue reading Reading Report 5/10-5/31
Recap: Lakewood went 3-3 last week (with another game suspended due to rain). They are currently 27-23, tied for second in the SAL North, 4.5 games behind Hickory. (Just a note on the weekly stats below: the box score for the suspended game has disappeared from the web. Since the game is being resumed this Tuesday, the stats will be included next week. For all the readers who diligently log the stats I compile to create graphs, pie charts, and run regression analyses, hopefully this bit of housekeeping doesn’t throw you for too much of a loop.) Also, I’m writing this while watching the debacle unfold with the big club in Atlanta, so this could be more negative and / or sarcastic than usual.
Continue reading Lakewood Weekly Report (5/24-5/30)
The Phillies activated Brad Lidge prior to starting their series today against the Braves. To make room on the roster, Nelson Figueroa, 36, was designated for assignment. As opposed to the last time Lidge was activated when Antonio Bastardo got sent down, Bastardo seems to have solidified his roster spot at least for the time being. The next set of decisions, assuming everyone stays healthy (big assumption) will come with the activation of JA Happ and/or Ryan Madson over the next month or two.