Time for a fresh post to throw around what has been going on in Clearwater this week. The latest injury to Brad Lidge will clearly have an impact on how the roster is constructed next Friday. While Madson and Contereras will be sliding into the closer role, who does this open the door for? The givens in the bullpen are now Madson, Contreras, Kendrick, Romero and Baez with presumably two positions now open for the Bastardo, Herndon, Mathieson, Zagurski group? Feel free to discuss if the names come from that group or if the Phils dip into the Carpenter Complex to the group who have been very impressive this Spring including Mike Stutes, Michael Schwimer or Jason Grilli.
A few notes from the games yesterday: Chris Frey continued playing well for the AAA team, leading off and going 1-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Dan Meyer got a rare start and went just 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs while throwing 56 pitches. Michael Schwimer continued his Spring Training scoreless streak which has now reached 10 innings after two more scoreless yesterday.
It was another impressive outing for Josh Zeid who threw 4.2 perfect innings in the AA game, while Darin Ruf was a force at the plate going 3-4.
Trevor May allowed just an unearned run in 5 innings yesteday in the High A game, and was followed up by Eric Pettis and Jake Borup who threw scoreless innings of their own. The Pettis and Broup team also took it to the Jarad Cosart/Jon Pettibone team on the links during the late afternoon. Jonathan Singleton, Kyle Lafrenz, Brian Gump and Adam Buschini all had multi hit games.
A decent outing for Jesse Biddle who gave up just a run in four innings of work in the Low A game. His batterymate, Cameron Rupp homered, while both Aaron Altherr and Anthony Hewitt went 2-3.