Hot or Not

A look around the organization for the time period of May 21-27. Young outfielders and the Clearwater rotation stand out.

Hot Hitters: Zach Collier (.526, 5R 1HR 4 RBI 2SB) Domingo Santana (.438, 4RBI) Delwyn Young (.412)Miguel Alvarez (.375, 7R 4SB) Josh Barfield (.375, 4 RBI) Mike Spidale (.353); Troy Hanzawa (.333) Cody Overbeck (.317, 4R 2HR 4RBI), Jiwan James (.303, 4R, 1HR, 2SB). Honorable Mention: Cameron Rupp.

Cold Hitters: Matt Miller (.067); Matt Rizzotti (.111); Brandon Moss (.118); Ronnie Belliard (.125); Geancarlo Mendez (.125); Derrick Mitchell (.136); Edgar Duran (.167); Carlos Rivero (.174); Sebastian Valle (.182).

Hot Starters: Jarred Cosart (W, 13.2IP 6H 1ER 5BB 12K) Jon Pettibone (2W, 13IP 7H 1ER 2BB 13K) Josh Zeid (6IP 5H 0ER 3BB 3K); Garrett Claypool (7iP 2H 1ER 1BB 11K); Brody Colvin (6IP 4H 1ER 0BB 3K) David Buchanan (6IP 6H 1ER 1BB 2K)

Hot Relievers: Derrick Loop (6IP 4H 0ER 1BB 5K, 1SV)Tyler Cloyd (5.1IP 1H 0ER 0BB 3K); Colby Shreve (4.2IP 1H 0ER 4BB 2K)Joe Esposito (4IP 0H 0ER 3BB 4K); Jordan Whatcott (4IP 1H 0ER 0BB 4K, 1 SV); Drew Carpenter (4IP 2H 0ER 1BB 6K); Eric Pettis (4IP 2h 0er 0BB 3K); Scott Mathieson (3.2IP 4H 0ER 1BB 3K, 1 SV)Honorable Mention: Phillipe Aumont,Michael Schwimer.

Cold Starters: Eddie Bonine (3IP 8H 6ER); Nate Bump (3IP 7H 3ER); Ryan Feireabend (6.1IP 9H 6ER)

Cold Relievers: Tyler Knigge (2IP 6H 4ER 0BB 1K) Jay Johnson (2.1IP 2H 3ER); Chance Chapman (2IP 2ER); Juan Sosa (2.2IP 4H 2ER)

87 thoughts on “Hot or Not

  1. Can Carpenter be a Chad Durbin (or Durbin light) out of the pen? He has some decent breaking pitches (spltter, etc.) and a 89-91 FB, as I recall? Seems pretty consistent right now. Seems to have settled into the BP role.

    1. I was just starting to think about Carp too. I have to imagine he and Schwim are doing everything they can to get a look for a late-season call-up (or injury-related call-up). I am pretty sure that his repertoire is FB, SL, splitter, some sort of CH. People have been talking about him learning a splitter, but I think he threw one in college and the minors already. The one time a year or two ago I saw him on TV pitching in relief in an All-star game he was 89-91 like you said and he struck out the side (I think). It’s nice to see him do well.

      1. I think Carpenter may be a good KK for 2012.

        KK’s arb numbers will likely stay way too high for the Long Man in the pen. Carp has the ability to go those extra innings.

    2. Carpenter has always reminded me of Durbin. The way his pitches move I guess. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to hope he could handle a 6th-7th inning or long reliever role.

  2. Cloyd has really been standing out to me the past few posts and through a couple comments. Looked up his stats and saw his walk to strike out ratio is impressive. Seems he has started, relieved, and finished games this season already. Saw he’s played in AA too. Anyone have info on him?

    1. He basically is doing everything asked of him and then some. Good BB”K ratio, opponents aren’t hitting him, whether starting or relieving. Ironically, I have been considering trying to do something in depth about him. Still considering. The problem I presume he is running into are the number of prospect arms in the Reading bullpen. I was very surprised when Reading took Kissock out of the rotation and chose Rosenberg over guy that had some proven rotation success (Cloyd), but u certainly can’t knock what ROsenberg has done so far.

  3. I’ve liked Cloyd since 2009 when I got WAY too high on him. He got a little lucky on his HR rate in Lakewood that year. Anyway, he pitched better in 2010 than his ERA (5.32 vs. a 3.55 FIP), so he looks like an ok reliever prospect. He turned 24 two weeks ago. Happy Birthday, Tyler! This article from 2009 has some more info but nothing on velocity or Nasty Factor.

    1. Maybe “ok reliever prospect” was a little strong. Let’s see how he does in AA with a more extended look.

      By the way, thanks for this feature Gregg, it is one of my favorites!

      1. Thanks for the article. Seems like a pretty level headed guy. And yes, his lakewood stats as a starter look pretty hard to beat. Wonder why they put him in the pen.

  4. Nice to see Collier coming back strong. I just checked his May numbers and he had a really nice month. It’s good to see him drawing some walks too (although the Ks are a bit high). I think that’s what got a lot of us excited back in 2008.

    The fact that he is still only 20 really helps too. What kind of player does he look to profile as – I’m thinking probably a Michael Bourn comp seems about right. Any thoughts?

    – Jeff

    1. Maybe a little more power than Bourne. Not sure he is as smooth or natural in the field.

    2. His BABIP is .347 right now…I suppose his speed could allow for a higher BABIP like Bourn but I think we need to see a couple full seasons of action to know for sure. Hopefully he keeps hitting.

  5. fwiw, Tyler Knigge had a death in his family last week (someone he was extremely close to). So maybe some of the “cold reliever” this week can be attributed to that. Let’s hope so anyway.

  6. He wasn’t really a prospect but Matt Miller retired. I guess he felt the phillies weren’t giving him a chance. After spending the past three seasons in the Rockies AAA, he spent most of this season in Reading. Jeff Lanning got called up to Reading from Lakewood to take his roster spot. Lanning was doing good at Lakewood and he did pretty good last year. I think they might start playing Tim Kennelly in the outfield in place of Matt Miller and Lanning will take Kennelly’s spot as the backup catcher.

    1. I hope Miller reconsiders. A poor start shouldn’t sink his career. I’d like to see him stick with another AAA team. There are a lot worse outfielders floating around with steady jobs.

      1. I saw Reading play two games this year and he looked like the best hitter on the team.

    2. Well Susdorf has been tearing Reading up in 88 ABs this year. He’s a guy who has probably earned more playing time. He “only” just turned 25 so he might be a candidate to be an extra man someday. He’s hit pretty well overall since the team drafted him.

  7. Cosart on the BA Hot Sheet again this week


    Team: high Class A Clearwater (Florida State)
    Age: 21
    Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.66, 2 GS, 13 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 BB, 12 SO
    The Scoop: Cosart celebrated his 21st birthday Wednesday by striking out nine batters for his fifth victory of the season. As well as Cosart pitched Wednesday, his first start of the week was even better. Cosart outdueled Rays righthander Alex Colome, allowing three hits in eight innings. Cosart has also increased his strikeouts lately, whiffing 20 batters in his last 20 2/3 innings, after striking out just 27 in the previous 40 innings this year. Subscribers will find much more about Cosart with a feature that is in the next issue of the magazine and will go online shortly.

  8. With the Reading staff imploding again tonight, looks like Jon Pettibone could be the most likely starter to get a call up. Tonight Chuck LaMar praised Pettibone as the most developed of the five starters at Clearwater even though he will won’t turn 21 until mid July. LaMar said in the regular Friday night Phils radio pre game minor league update that he liked Pettibone’s makeup with his fastball and change up and developing slider this season.

    1. Yeah I was a Josh Zeid fan but he is not looking good at AA. Maybe a move to the pen? He did well at Lakewood and was throwing 97.

      1. I think the pen is his future. As mentioned above, he was clocked at 97 mph working in relief during the playoffs for Lakewood last year.

  9. Tonight’s action:

    1. OF – Domonic Brown (Phillies) – (.250) 2 for 2 with a run, RBI (2) and a SB (1)
    2. RHP – Brody Colvin (Clearwater)- (0-1, 4.96) – DNP
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.250) –DNP
    4. RHP – Jared Cosart (Clearwater) – (5-3, 2.87) – DNP
    5. RHP – Trevor May (Clearwater)- (3-2, 4.13) –DNP
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (Clearwater) – (.308) – DNP
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (2-5, 4.78) – DNP
    8. RHP – Vance Worley (Phillies) – (2-0, 2.14) – DNP
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Reading) – DNP
    10. RHP – Justin De Fratus (Reading) – (2-0, 2.82, 4 SV) – DNP
    11. RHP – Julio Rodriquez (Clearwater)- (5-3, 2.50) – DNP
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.195) DNP
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.265) 1 for 3 with a 3B (2), a BB and a K
    14. RHP – JC Ramirez (Reading) – (5-3, 3.00) – DNP
    15. OF – Aaron Altherr (Lakewood) – (.194) – 0 for 3 with a K
    16. RHP – Jon Pettibone (Clearwater) – (5-3, 1.75) – DNP
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.213) – 0 for 2 with 2 K’s
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.246) – DNP
    19. 2B – Harold Garcia (Reading) – Out for the season with a torn ACL
    20. RHP – Kevin Walter – Season hasn’t started
    21. RHP – Colby Shreve (Lakewood) – (2-3, 4.25) – DNP
    22. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (Reading) – (0-3, 3.13, 3 SV) – DNP
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 2.02, 1 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.325) – 0 for 3
    25. RHP – Austin Hyatt (Reading) – (5-3, 4.31) – DNP
    26. OF – Leandro Castro (Clearwater) – (.277) – DNP
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (Lakewood) –(.272) – DNP
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan – Season hasn’t started
    29. RHP – Josh Zeid (Reading) – (2-3, 6.27) – 2.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB and a K
    30. RHP – Percival Garner – Season hasn’t started


    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.285) 2 for 3 with 2 runs
    3B – Carlos Rivero (Reading) – (.269) – 0 for 2 with a run and a BB
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.260) 2 for 4 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.254) – 2 for 3 with a 2B (8), an RBI and a K
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (Redding)- (.248) – 2 for 3 with a 2B (6), a run, 2 RBI and a K
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.331) – DNP
    OF – Zach Collier (Lakewood) – (.274) – 1 for4 with a run and a K
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (Lakewood) – (.261) – DNP
    RHP – Justin Friend (Clearwater) – (0-0, 1.27, 16 SV) – DNP
    RHP – Tyler Cloyd (Clearwater) – (3-1, 2.82) – DNP
    RHP – David Buchanan (Lakewood) – (6-2, 2.21) – DNP
    RHP – Garett Claypool (Lakewood) – (1-2, 2.30) – DNP
    RHP – Lisalberto Bonilla (Lakewood) – (0-1, 1.33, 2 SV) –2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K

    1. Thanks again. I do not read through the list every day but I noticed Galvis back up to .250 and Mendez after a hot start and slow down added another HR. Altherr and Hernandez are back under .200.

      Two guys I am rooting for are Rizzotti and Savery.
      For me Rizzotti is proving last season was not a fluke. He can really hit the baseball. Not sure he becomes more than Chad Tracy but I am pleased to see him perform well despite starting out at AA instead of AAA and being dropped from the 40-man. Mentally he could have lost his edge.
      Savery was a 1st round pick and had to handle the pressure of that status. Appears he could not get his velocity back as a pitcher and now performing well as a hitter. This season will be his full adjustment. Next year he could go through AA and AAA if it all clicks.

  10. Thanks Ketch.

    Bonilla had 6 ground balls last night. On the season, he has GO/AO of 2.64.

    I think Altherr will move to Wmsprt when that season opens. He’s out of sorts and getting more and more frustrated. He needs to just relax and enjoy playing baseball.

    1. Williamsport is going to already have a good outfield with Kyrell Hudson, Kelly Dugan, and Gauntlett Eldemire. I hope they stick with Altherr in Lakewood. I definately would give more of the at bats to Collier, Hewitt, and Santana with Dabbs, Altherr, and Alvarez splitting the rest of the time. Hewitt may deserve a call up to Clearwater later in the year.

  11. “Some times you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you” is an old baseball saying. Derrick Mitchell sure has been through that this season with the bases loaded. Earlier in the season he hit a grand slam against New Hampshire. Then in his last at bat on Thursday he struck out with the bases loaded to end the game. However last night the first time up against Erie last night he doubles with them loaded again to drive in two runs. Mitch is now fifth in the Eastern League in RBIs with 28 this season.

  12. Derrick Mitchell – OF, age 24, level AA, OPS .721, wOBA .323, 5 SB
    Anthony Hewitt – OF, age 22, level A, OPS 776, wOBA .353, 15 SB

    Better season so far, goes to Hewitt

    1. How about this:

      Derrick Mitchell – OF, age 24, level AA, OPS .721, wOBA .323, 5 SB
      Freddy Galvis – SS, age 21, level AA, OPS .691, wOBA .303, 7SB

      Considering position and age, Galvis is having a better season than Mitchell.

  13. Former Phils prospects

    2B – Adrian Cardenas (Sacramento/AAA) – (.343) 0 for4
    SS – Jonathan Villar (Lancaster/A+) – (.263) 0 for 5 with a K
    OF – Anthony Gose (New Hampshire/AA) – (.270) 1 for 4 with a run, BB and a K
    OF – Michael Taylor (Sacramento/AAA) – (.351) – 0 for 4 (He’s finally back and has played 13 games)
    OF – Matt Spencer (Tennessee/AA) – (.304) 1 for 5 with an RBI and a BB
    C – Travis D’Arnaud (New Hampshire/AA) – (.340) 2 for 3 with a HR (4), 3 RBI, 3 runs, a BB and a K
    RHP – Jason Knapp (Lake County/A) – Hasn’t played
    LHP – Josh Outman (Oakland/MLB) – (0-0, 1.29) Recently promoted and gave up one run in 7 innings in his first outing.

    1. It is a shame on Knapp. I think injuries are going to hold him back and his career is going to fizzle away. He was the big piece for Cleveland in the Cliff Lee deal.

      1. Yeah I took a lot of crap for saying the phils should promote him and cut his innings. He went far too deep into game at Lakewood. To what end. At least they seemed to have learned a lesson.
        Besides a prospect learns nothing while moving people down.

    2. Hey, Matt Spencer sighting. Hitting .998 OPS in AA, as a 25 year old LH. Cubs front office must have something against him, not promoting him to AAA or Major leagues for inter-league play.

    3. don’t regret trading for Halladay one bit, but it looks like the Blue Jays got some studs out of that deal. hopefully win-win trades like this, will help pump up the value of our current prospects if we need to trade them. Kind of like the way it seems people over-value Sox and Yanks prospects

    4. I always felt that we’d miss d’Arnaud the most out of all the guys we’ve traded away over the last couple years. He’s really going nuts this year too. As a 22 year old catcher in AA, those are phenomenal numbers. If he keeps that type of offensive production up, he’ll easily be a Top 10 prospect next year. Hell, he was something like #31 overall for BA heading into this year anyway.

      The Jays picked well during the Halladay trade.

      1. The Jays have done a nice job overall with their trades. Good scouting there. Looks like Lawrie is going to be up soon to add another good looking hitter to that team.

  14. A few things on a Saturday morning…

    Rizz and Overbeck rank No.1 and No.2, respectively, in the Eastern league in slugging. Galvis has the 4th best slugging percentage in the Eastern League among shortstops.

    Rizz leads the Eastern League in OPS, while Overbeck ranks 9th. Galvis also has the 4th best OPS among shortstops in the Eastern league. The others ahead of him are 23, 24 and 25 years of age.

    Only Jordy Mercer has more HR’s among shortstops in the Eastern League.

    JC Rameriz ranks 4th in the Eastern League in WHIP.

    1. Overbeck also leads the league in HRs and RBIs. He has 4 more hrs than any other guy in the league. Rizzotti is tied for third in hrs.

        1. no room at AAA thanks to Bozied and Larrish though Overbeck is getting some OF time so perhaps he can get to AAA despite those two roadblocks.

          1. That is not true. Of that group only Overbeck is a real propect of sorts. Real prospects do not get blocked by 31 year old journeymen. If and when they want to promote him they will push the other guys out of the way. It is not complicated.

  15. I would like the Phillies to release Cory Sullivan or trade hi for a lower level prospect if any team would want him. He isn’t really producing and I would rather have Mike Spidale playing in AAA. Spidale is 3 years younger and it seems to me that he is better than Sullivan. Overbeck and Rizzotti both need to go to AAA too.

    1. Wow, that is pretty weird he actually got released right after I posted that. The phillies signed Les Walrond too. He played for the phils for a few games in 08.

      1. He has been out of baseball for 3 yrs. We couldn’t find another lefty to pitch at Reading

          1. I have nothing against him, but I think I would have rather seen Loop go up to Reading. He has been great this year and last year.

          2. Walrond was pitching for Lancaster of the Atlantic League this year and was putting up good numbers there. I still remember the game at the Pigs where he K’d like 17 guys or something a few years ago.

  16. When Victorino comes back, I think the Phils should consider keeping Mayberry and optioning Francisco. Mayberry brings better speed, better baserunning, and better defense to the team as a backup and his hitting isn’t much worse than Francisco. I think these other traits make him the better option right now.

    1. Good debate. I think Francisco would be a more consistent hitter but for a bench role Mayberry may be more versatile. (Martinez’s best/only quality right?) I like Mayberry against lefties but not against righties. Charlie batting him 8th (Francisco was 5th) tells me Mayberry will be sent down.

      Though I’d rather Mayberry over Martinez. I do not see Martinez being any better at the plate (even against righties) and does not seem to be more of a base stealing threat. Martinez can play SS but in an emergency I’d give Mayberry a shot at 3B (plays 1B and has a good arm?) and move Polanco.

      1. Martinez can play infield and outfield. We don’t need him to though. Mayberry and Francisco can both play outfield and Valdez can play infield. If Martinez was 23 or 24, I could understand why the phillies would want to keep him arond. But He is 28. If he wasn’t good enough to be on the Nationals 40 man roster, what makes Rube and Charlie think he’s good enough to be on the phillies 25 man? If they want him that bad, they should just trade the Nationals for him so they can send him to the minors. I don’t think it would take more than someone like Tyson Brummett or Chance Chapman to get him.

          1. Why would the Nats want Martinez back? There’s a reason they didn’t protect him afterall.

    2. It would make more sense to just put Gload on the DL since he’s playing hurt anyway, he can’t play the field or run the bases and he is hitting for zero power so far.

      1. I think that makes sense but who becomes the pinch hitter against righties? Martinez, Francisco, Mayberry, Valdez, Sardinha would be the choices.

      2. Gload said DL will do him no good so the Phils will only do this if they really want to keep Martinez for some reason. I think Mayberry heads back to AAA.

      3. All of this concern over Romero is a llitte over the top. He is nothing but the 11th pitcher on the team. No reason to complain on a minor league site about Romero, because there is no LH reliever at AAA that is any better than him. The problem with Romero (besides being mediocre) is Cholly keeps using him as more than a loogy. At this point in his career, Romero should get ONE (1) batter, and sit down. But again, their is nothing better in AAA, so complaints about Romero seem better placed on the major league sites.

  17. Would it hurt to give Steve Susdorf at least a cup of coffee. Who knows he might surprise everyone. Gload is needed healthy for the late summer and fall

  18. IT’s a real shame mayberry can’t hit at least 260. he is a fast runner. good arm. really good centerfielder with speed, ben francisco the more that he plays the less than i like him, he isnt a rightfielder with that candy arm. when vic comes back, either martinez goes or mayberry, hate to see mayberry go down, really like his defense. Last night they televise the lv game, no interest with not one position player to see on that team. love to see some postion players get there who have a chance to be good big league players.

    1. I am surprised there is much of a discussion on sending Martinez. The Phillies don’t have that other back up middle infielder that can play outfield as well. Not to mention the org likes him quite a bit according to the press.

      It’s either Mayberry, Francisco, or Gload… An outfielder to replace an outfielder.

      My guess is Gload, my hope is Francisco… So you can use Mayberry as defensive replacement in late innings.

  19. What a difference a month makes for Santana. April .229 May .343
    Buck is wasting time in Lakewood.

    Sad note work takes me to Freehold this morning. I went on line to get tickets and the games starts at 7:40. Holy fireworks batman.

  20. When do we start getting a little serious about Ruf? I don’t mean top prospect, buy maybe a solid backup, a guy who will hit whatever league he’s in. Two outstanding years, and hitting well in one of the harder jumps up the ladder, in a pitcher’s league, etc. Has not shown a lot of power. However, he’s 6’3″, 220 lbs. Maybe another guy with a pure line drive stroke who can begging getting some lift on balls in the right zone, hit maybe 15-20 HRs eventually. Reading next year should give us an idea on that. I like this guy, solid head on his shoulders by all reports, about as consistently high-performing as anyone in our system, does not run crazy hot or cold for extended periods. He’s 24, will be 25 late July, so he’s getting up there, needs to have a good year at Reading in 2012. Maybe a better prospect than Savery? Major league backup or just another Spidale or Slayden?

  21. Saturday’s action:

    1. OF – Domonic Brown (Phillies) – (.292) 2 for 4 with a 2B (3) and a run
    2. RHP – Brody Colvin (Clearwater)- (0-1, 4.96) – DNP
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.256) –1 for 1 with a HR (3) and an RBI (16)
    4. RHP – Jared Cosart (Clearwater) – (5-3, 2.87) – DNP
    5. RHP – Trevor May (Clearwater)- (3-2, 4.08) –5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB and 7 K
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (Clearwater) – (.320) – 3 for 5 with a 2B (8), 2 RBI (17) and a K
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (2-5, 4.78) – DNP
    8. RHP – Vance Worley (Phillies) – (2-0, 2.14) – DNP
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Reading) – DNP
    10. RHP – Justin De Fratus (Reading) – (3-0, 2.55, 4 SV) – 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 3 K’s (win)
    11. RHP – Julio Rodriquez (Clearwater)- (5-3, 2.50) – DNP
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.197) 1 for 4 with a run
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.285) 4 for 5 with 2B (9), 2 runs, RBI (14) and a K
    14. RHP – JC Ramirez (Reading) – (5-3, 2.83) – 6 IP< 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB and a K
    15. OF – Aaron Altherr (Lakewood) – (.194) – DNP
    16. RHP – Jon Pettibone (Clearwater) – (5-3, 1.75) – DNP
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.218) – 1 for 2 with a 2B (5), 2 runs, RBI (8), 3 BB and a K
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.246) – 1 for 4 with a 2B (9), run, RBI (9) and a K
    19. 2B – Harold Garcia (Reading) – Out for the season with a torn ACL
    20. RHP – Kevin Walter – Season hasn’t started
    21. RHP – Colby Shreve (Lakewood) – (2-3, 4.25) – DNP
    22. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (Reading) – (0-3, 3.13, 3 SV) – DNP
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.95, 1 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.331) – 2 for 3 with a 2B (17), 2 RBI (32) and a BB
    25. RHP – Austin Hyatt (Reading) – (5-3, 4.31) – DNP
    26. OF – Leandro Castro (Clearwater) – (.280) – 2 for 5 with a 2B (8) and a run
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (Lakewood) –(.277) – 1 for 2 with a K
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan – Season hasn’t started
    29. RHP – Josh Zeid (Reading) – (2-3, 6.27) – DNP
    30. RHP – Percival Garner – Season hasn’t started


    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.280) 0 for 3 with a BB and a K
    3B – Carlos Rivero (Reading) – (.259) – 0 for 4 with 2 K’s
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.260) 1 for 4 with a run, RBI (20) and a K
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.247) – 0 for 5 with a K
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (Redding)- (.250) – 1 for 3 with a CS (2), a BB and a K
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.338) – 2 for 3 with a run, BB and a K
    OF – Zach Collier (Lakewood) – (.276) – 1 for3 with a run, RBI (13) and 2 BB
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (Lakewood) – (.259) – 1 for 5 with a 2B (9), run, RBI (24) and 2 K
    LHP – Mike Zagurski (Lehigh Valley) – (1-0, 1.88, 9 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s
    RHP – David Herndon (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.69) – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s (win)
    RHP – Justin Friend (Clearwater) – (0-0, 1.27, 16 SV) – DNP
    RHP – Tyler Cloyd (Clearwater) – (3-1, 2.82) – DNP
    RHP – David Buchanan (Lakewood) – (7-2, 1.97) – 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB and 4 K (win)
    RHP – Garett Claypool (Lakewood) – (1-2, 2.30) – DNP
    RHP – Lisalberto Bonilla (Lakewood) – (0-1, 1.33, 2 SV) –DNP

  22. A few thoughts…

    1. Another quality night from Brown with the big club as he hit his third extra-base hit of the week and he has a .357 OBP early on. The Phils have a hell of a decision coming up, but Brown’s not going anywhere.

    2. Singleton hit a HR. He’s catching up to Galvis. I kid, I kid..

    3. May went Nuke LaLoosh on us.

    4. Valle is starting to rake again.

    5. Very quietly, De Fratus is having a pretty strong year after a shaky start.

    6. Um, Domingo Santana is hitting .400 with a 1.130 OPS in his last 10.

    7. Cameron Rupp is hitting .281 with a .410 OBP in his last 10. That’s improvement.

  23. I don’t think the Phils will offer back MM to the Nationals for 2 reasons…1) with the age and injury history of our infielders, they will not keep just one backup IF on the roster, and 2) they aren’t worried about his age because he didn’t start playing baseball until late.

    I believe its Mayberry to AAA or Gload to DL, but if they do that it will be tough to get a PH late in the game off a tough righty with Valdez, Mayberry, Martinez, and usually Francisco to choose from.

  24. I cant see the reason to keep a utility player who cant hit his weight, there must be better option, this guy isnt a young kid with high expection, he has been around a long while, glove men are a dime a dozen. he really i n my opinion doesnt have much upside. so why keep him.

  25. Has anyone ever seen a harder hit ball than Dom Brown’s pinch hit RBI single off the right field wall in the eighth inning at Citi Field today? He is starting to look comfortable at the plate against major league pitching.

  26. Glad to see Charlie gave our entire starting lineup the day off on the same day – sitting Chooch, Utley, Howard, and Dom Brown at the same time while Victorino is out doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    On another note, this is the first time Worley faced a team for the second time as a starter, will be interesting to see how he does against other teams after they’ve seen him once.

    1. Utley was going to sit out because of his knee and it’s a day game after a night game.
      Catchers rarely play a day game after a night game… So that’s why Chooch sat.

      …and Ryan Howard’s numbers against Niese weren’t good and Domonic wasn’t going to play against the lefty.

      You’re right it doesn’t make any sense.

  27. Whatever the reason, why put this bs lineup on a rookie. It shows the lack of respect for his status. Almost like they want to get rid of him. Francisco batting clean up is a friggin joke. Raul was the one to rest. Cholly being clever doesn’t work

    1. The line-up had nothing to do with Worley’s crappy pitching. He was awful today. There were a couple iffy plays in the field but they were done with vets (Rollins and Ibanez). You have to rest your guys at some times. They have already won the first two games against the Mets and they have has success going against lefties this year 13-3 before today. If this is late August or September then I would be upset but right now I’m fine with this. Especially since we have the best record in baseball.

      1. Really! errors misplays and failure to score with bases loaded
        and a .229 cleanup hitter would fill you with confidence. I thought I was back in the ’50s for a minute.

        1. They had the one real error, the one mental error, Francisco was not the clean up hitter Ibanez was and they never left the bases loaded. Hey I hope Worley does well but this loss was on him.

  28. Biddle with his best start…he only walked one in 7 innings and 0 earned runs..Santana with a blast and Bonilla continues to pitch well in relief.

    1. Anyone else feel like the organization as a whole is letting the young pitchers throw more innings this season? I feel like last year it was unusual to see anybody in A-ball go over 5 innings, but maybe that’s just spotty memory on my part. Still, seeing Cosart, Pettibone, and Biddle throwing 7 inning outings is really encouraging, especially when the results are there.

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