Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 27 Discussion

Another day, another roundup

GCL Phillies lost 4-1.
Williamsport lost 3-2.
Lakewood won 4-3.
Lakewood won 5-0.
Lehigh Valley lost 6-3.

* Brody Colvin’s streak of starts without an earned run extends to 4. 1.37 ERA in his last 59 IP, with a 50/16 K to BB rate and 1.46 GB to FB.
* Singleton was 2/3 in the 2nd game, with a walk, up to .313 again.
* Julio Rodriguez with 10 K in 6 IP. 2.81 ERA in 51.1 IP with 58 K and 25 BB. Still just 19.
* Rough night for Schwim, his defense didn’t help.

Lakewood Weekly Report (7/19-7/25)

Recap:  Lakewood went 3-3 on the week, leaving their record at 18-11 for the second half, still 1.5 games ahead of Hickory in the SAL North.  The week featured an 18-inning marathon the ‘Claws won on Saturday behind excellent starting pitching from Jonathan Pettibone and very strong relief work from a quartet of hurlers.  The outcome left Lakewood at 11-4 in extra innings this year.  In personnel moves, Adam Buschini (finger) and Leandro Castro (oblique) were placed on the DL this week.  Also, some conflicting reports on Jarred Cosart–per the Asbury Park Press, Steve Noworyta stated it’s possible Cosart is done for the year and won’t pitch again until Instructional League, however in a article, Gorman Heimueller says he’ll start throwing around August 1st and the headline leads one to believe he could be back before season’s end. Continue reading Lakewood Weekly Report (7/19-7/25)

Michael Schwimer Interview

Michael Schwimer was kind enough to give me a few minutes of his time prior to the Lehigh Valley game on Sunday evening, one day after he pitched 2.2 scoreless against Norfolk, extending his scoreless to streak to six outings since his promotion from AA Reading.  Here is what he had to say about a number of issues…

On his most recent outing..” I felt good…pitches were good, the fastball had good late life, the slider was biting pretty good, my change I could throw whenever I wanted to, late in counts and had a good tail.  Important for me on the change up is the location rather than the movement…I throw a four seam change so it comes out like a four seam fastball…I go for location and I go for speed differentiation.” Continue reading Michael Schwimer Interview

‘Pigs Weekend Report

A look at the Lehigh Valley weekend, transactions, probables and notes, with Lehigh Valley on top in 6 of their last 7 games.

Friday–A pretty ugly loss to Norfolk as Lehigh Valley was coming off an 8 game road trip, very long travel day and two rain delays in their 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Tides.  Homers by Josh Bell and Brandon Snyder gave Norfolk a 3-0 lead off of ‘Pigs starter Brian Mazone (5-11) who was less than sharp yielding 3 runs on 10 hits in his 5 innings of work.  A three run homer by Michael Aubrey in the 6th off of Oscar Villarreal put the game out of reach at 6-0. Lehigh Valley managed a few late runs on Domonic Brown’s 5th homer as an IronPig, a two run shot and an RBI double by Andy Tracy. Brown, Tracy and Chris Duffy all had two hits for Lehigh Valley. The recent struggles of reliever Mike Zagurski continued as he gave up 2 runs in his 0.2 innings of work. Continue reading ‘Pigs Weekend Report

Around the System, Relief Pitchers , Bottom Half

A look at the relief pitching in the lower half of the organization.


Justin Beal, 24, Williamsport: 4 games, 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA, 4.2 IP 1BB 1K; Lakewood: 8 games, 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA; 14.1 IP 14H 5BB 10K, .280 opp. avg. The Phils 28th round pick in the ’09 draft has done enough to stick around and turn a head or two.

Mike Bolsenbroek, 23, 8 games, 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA; 12.2 IP 15H 7BB 9K, 1.00 GO/AO; .306 opp. avg. 42nd round pick in the ’08 draft hasn’t been great and hasn’t been horrible. Continue reading Around the System, Relief Pitchers , Bottom Half

July 23rd Discussion

Last night, there were games played, and we’ll discuss them here. We won’t discuss trade rumors. You have places to discuss that, this post isn’t one of them.

GCL Phillies lost 7-4.

* Franco was 2/3 with a BB, now has 3 multi hit games in his last 5, and he’s hit safely in all 5. Doesn’t turn 18 for another month.

Williamsport won 7-2.

* Altherr goes 1/4
* Buchanan; 6 IP – 1 ER – 4 H – 2 BB – 5 K

Lakewood won 10-1.

* Trevor May; 6 IP – 1 ER – 4 H – 2 BB – 6 K

Check below for the rest….

Continue reading July 23rd Discussion

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

A crazy post all star break week, with players coming and going up and down the organization.  Lehigh Valley has gone 4-3  since the all star break, and now stand at 41-57, in 5th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 16.5 games behind division leading Scranton.

Leaders: Note: Stats are thru Tuesday and include only those on the current Lehigh Valley roster. Hitters: John Mayberry is 5th in runs (52); Chris Duffy is tied for 4th in triples (4) and is 8th in strikeouts (83); Andy Tracy is 3rd in walks (52), 4th in OBP (.400) and 5th in SLG (.515); Pitchers: Nate Bump is 7th in ERA (3.15); Brian Mazone is tied for 3rd in starts (19) and 7th in HR allowed (14); Scott Mathieson is 3rd in saves (18); Joe Savery is 6th in walks (40). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report