First, before we get into the last Lehigh Valley report of the season, a huge thank you goes to the front office of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for the access they allow Phuture Phillies. General Manager Kurt Landes, along with Media Relations Director Matt Provence and Media Relations Manager Jon Schaefer continue to provide access to players and information that helps make this site what it is. A special thank you goes to Media Relations Assistant Tim Doohan who dealt with all media with great professionalism and humor in what can be a trying environment. Whenever immediate information was asked for, Tim was there to provide what was needed efficiently, accurately, and with a great attitude.
Scheduling Note: Look for End of the Season reviews on each player in the organization starting with Corner Infielders late this week. Continue reading Lehigh Valley End of Season Report
Hi all. I figured that it would be interesting to do a live blog of Vance Worley’s start today, his first MLB start. We got a very brief glimpse of Worley a while back, as he pitched 1 inning in relief, but we’ll get a chance to see more of what he can do today in his first big league start. Worley has been solid this season at AA/AAA, logging 158 IP with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. His 6.78 K/9 isn’t eye opening, but its passable, and he’s limited his walks, with a solid 2.62 BB/9 rate. Check below the fold to find out what I’ll be watching for.
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Recap: Abbreviated weekly recap this week in lieu of a first-hand report from last night’s game and a lengthier season-ending writeup whenever the playoffs end. Lakewood went 5-2 on the week and won the SAL North second-half title. They’ll start the playoffs on Wednesday at Hickory with Trevor May on the mound. Good starts this week from May and Pettibone, another really good start from Julio Rodriguez. A quick glance through the box scores for the week doesn’t show anyone jumping off the page with a great performance, although Leandro Castro went on a bit of an RBI binge at the end of the week and looks like he’ll end up leading the team in that category. The most interesting things to look for in today’s regular season finale are whether Jiwan James can get the two hits he needs to tie Quintin Berry’s Lakewood single-season record and whether the ‘Claws can tie their single-season record for wins. Continue reading Lakewood Weekly Report (8/30-9/5)