Daily Archives: July 4, 2010

‘Pigs Weekend Update

A look at the ‘Pigs weekend with a few notes at the end.

Friday–An ugly night for Lehigh Valley as Syracuse starter came within four outs of a perfect game in the 7-0 Syracuse victory on Friday night.  The Chiefs scored a first inning run off of Lehigh Valley starter Brian Mazone and added two more in the 4th on their way to the victory.  Mazone (5-8) went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 9, a season high.  The perfect game was broken up by none other than Domonic Brown, who singled up the middle in the 8th. In a game where the ‘Pigs gave up 7 runs, their pitchers struck out 17 Chiefs, a franchise record. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Update

Trevor May demoted, Matt Way promoted

Way, May, good day!

May was young for the FSL, and as we noted, he had issues with his command and control, a not uncommon trait for raw pitchers. Maybe the Phillies simply want him to get back to basics, and felt it would be best to have him do that at Lakewood. Way, on the other hand, was too old for the SAL, and after a rough start to the season, had pitched better of late. He needs to be on the fast track.

Harold Garcia ties Joe Altobelli’s FSL hitting streak record

Last night, in a game that finished very late due to a 2-hour rain delay, Harold Garcia, the Clearwater Threshers’ 23-year-old second baseman, tied a record that had lasted almost 60 years in the FSL (Joe Altobelli, 1951), hitting in his 36th consecutive game (he was 1/3 with a first-inning HR and a HBP).

NOTE: GARCIA BROKE THE RECORD SUNDAY, JULY 4th, WITH AN RBI SINGLE IN THE FIRST INNING.

Below are some details on his Philies’ career.

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