Lots of news today including Reading pitchers Vance Worley and Michael Schwimer being named to the Eastern League All Star team. Worley, 22, was named to the team for the second consecutive year and is 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA in his 15 starts. In 83.2 innings, he has allowed 92 hits, walked 32 and struck out 62. Schwimer, 24, is 5-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 appearances. He has 8 saves. In his 36 innings of work, he has allowed 33 hits, walked 14 and struck out an impressive 50 batters.
Two Reading hitters were named to the team as well. 24 year old Matt Rizzotti, hitting .378 for Reading with 10 HR and 35 RBI in just 148 at bats, will represent Reading along with 1B Tagg Bozied. Bozied is hitting .295 with 13HR and 55 RBI in his 224 AB’s.
The Phillies released Willy Taveras this afternoon, after signing the 29 year old just a month ago. In his 96 at bats with AAA Lehigh Valley, Taveras was hitting just .208/.255/.271 with 0HR 3 RBI and 9 SB.
Update : As speculated earlier today, Chase Utley was placed on the DL with a sprained thumb and Greg Dobbs was called up to replace Utley on the Phillies roster. What was not speculated upon was that Placido Polanco was also placed on the DL with left elbow inflammation and SS Brian Bocock was called up to fill Polanco’s roster spot. Dobbs was hitting .118 in his short stint in Lehigh Valley (17 AB’s). Bocock , 25, has been the primary shortstop for Lehigh Valley all season. He is a fantastic fielder, both covering ground and has an extremely strong arm. That being said, he is simply an abysmal hitter. I have seen few worse in AAA. His line: 212 AB’s .179/.239/.231 with 1 HR and 12 RBI. Continue reading Utley and Polanco to the DL, Dobbs and Bocock Called Up
Here is where I give you last night’s scores, and you discuss things you find interesting in the box scores.
GCL Phillies won 9-0.
Williamsport lost 6-1
Clearwater won 7-3.
Reading won 8-3.
Lehigh Valley won 3-2.
Back again with another Reading Report after 4 weeks. I’ll try to make this a bit more regular for the rest of the summer now that work has settled down.
Reading has been on an unreal offensive run this month. They’ve played 26 games. They’ve scored seven or more runs in 15 of those games. They did, however, manage to lose three of those games, scoring 26 runs in those three losses.
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