I’m exhausted, and as I’m known to do, I’m taking the easy way out and posting the links. You’ll fill up the comments in no time with the key points. So thank you.
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The Phils placed RP Jose Contreras back on the DL with continued arm issues and have called up LHP Juan Perez from AAA Lehigh Valley. Perez, 32, is a lefty specialist that has good stuff, but often has little control. In 28 appearances this year, Perez is 0-3 with a 3.52 ERA and five saves. He averages well over a strikeout per inning (12.3/9) and has help the opposition to a batting average right around he Mendoza line. The problem is he walks over 6 hitters per nine. He last appeared in the majors in 2007 for the Pirates (17 games)
The first week in quite a while that Lehigh Valley have struggled as they went 2-5,however are still in first place in the Northern Division of the International League, five gamnes ahead of the also struggling Scranton WIlkes Barre Yankees. On the year, the ‘Pigs are now 43-29 and have reached the half way point of the season.
‘Pigs leaders: Hitting:Jeff Larish is 9th in homers (12); Rich Thompson is second in SB’s (23); Delwyn Young is 7th in strikeouts (70). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 23 June 2011