After one of his better outings of the season on the mound last night, former 1st round draft choice Joe Savery will make his hitting debut tonight, as designated hitter, batting 7th for Lehigh Valley against Rochester.
Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter has been hired by the Phillies as a Minor League Pitching consultant where he will work primarily in Reading and Lehigh Valley. He will be in Lehigh Valley tomorrow evening. A good hire considering the potential influx of young talent into the Phils bullpen over the next year or two.
Recap: Lakewood went 2-5 on the week, losing a few games late, although the starting pitching also wasn’t as strong as it has been. The highlights of the week were Trevor May’s 12-strikeout no-walk performance and a two-HR game from Jiwan James. The ‘Claws are now 32-23 in the second half, 74-51 overall, and remain in first place in the SAL North with 14 games remaining in the regular season. Continue reading Lakewood Weekly Report (8/16-8/22)
Last night’s box scores will follow this sentence.
Williamsport won 6-2.
Lakewood lost 9-7.
Clearwater lost 10-1.
Reading won 5-3 and lost 3-2.
Lehigh Valley lost 3-1.