Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tyson Gillies sheds some light on his injury

We’ve read a few reports in the last few weeks indicating that Tyson Gillies was making some progress, but we never really heard what the problem was exactly, as he had gone to Nebraska this spring to see a specialist. Tonight on twitter, he gave an answer

my right hip and left groin weren’t firing properly and my left hammy took all the stress, and that’s why it didn’t heal

The hip bone connected to the……eh I forget how it goes. Anyway, its great to see the problem has been diagnosed and he’s on the road to recovery. This should relieve the stress and burden on his hamstring, which should hopefully allow him to tap back in to his plus plus speed. Just wanted to pass this on.

Hot and Not, Sardinha to be Called Up

A look at who is up and who is down during Week Three of the season (4/22–4/28)

Hot Hitters (min 10 AB’s): Carlos RIvero (.471, 5R, 2RBI),  Brian Gump (.412, 5R 1HR 7RBI)Kevin Frandsen (.391, 5R, 3RBI, 2SB), Fidel Hernandez (.389, 5R) Joe Savery (.375, 4R)James Murphy (.360, 3HR 10RBI)Geancarlo Mendez (.357, 8R, 8RBI), Steve Susdorf (.353, 3R 2HR 8 RBI)Troy Hanzawa (.353)Derrick Mitchell (.350, 4R 1HR 3RBI) Honorable Mention: Freddy Galvis, Cameron Rupp, Rich Thompson

Cold Hitters: Ronnie Belliard (.049), Miguel Alvarez (.091), Delwyn Young (.087), Mike Spidale (.095), Cory Sullivan (.154), Domingo Santana (.167), Matt Rizzotti (.143) Continue reading Hot and Not, Sardinha to be Called Up

Blanton to the DL, Vance Worley Called Up

The parade to the disabled list continues in Philadelphia, with Joe Blanton being placed on the 15 day disabled list with a “right elbow impingement”. On the bright side, tomorrow which was Blanton’s day to pitch, is also Vance Worley’s day in Lehigh Valley.  Worley has been called up to make the start against the Mets tomorrow.  Worley,23,  has been impressive for the ‘Pigs in his four starts this year, going 2-2 with a 2.78 ERA.  In 22.2 innings, Worley has allowed 19 hits, walked 6 and struck out 25, and holds a WHIP of 1.10.  The Phils are not losing a whole heck of a lot with Worley in the rotation rather than Blanton, however the myriad of injuries and resulting lack of depth now becomes quite a concern.

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 28 April 2011

Up and down this week for Lehigh Valley who finished the week at 3-4, although on an up note after their 8-2 victory over visiting Pawtucket last evening. The ‘Pigs are at .500 (10-10) and in 3rd place of the Northern Division of the International League, four games behind division leading Scranton. Lehigh Valley continues playing at home over the next week with 2 more games against Pawtucket (Red Sox), followed by a four game series against Buffalo (Mets). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 28 April 2011

Injury updates on Colvin, Singleton, and Gillies

David Hale offers updates on a number of our walking wounded here. Colvin will be back soon, while Singleton is still shut down, but the team is confident its just a normal ankle sprain with no long term ramifications. Tyson Gillies is starting to resume some baseball activities, but the team wants to limit the possibility of another hamstring setback, so they are taking it slow. Check out the article for the full details.