Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Around the System, Bullpen, Top Half

Lehigh Valley

Michael Schwimer, 25, 42 games, 7-1 with a 1.76 ERA; 9 saves; 61.1IP 45H 19BB 79K; 1.04 WHIP; 0.79 GO/AO; .199 opp. avg., .289 vs. LH, .140 vs. RH, .159 with RISP. 2-1 with a 1.08 ERA since July 1st.  Has been simply dominant.

Drew Carpenter, 26, 26 games, 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA; 48.2IP 36H 9BB 52K; 1.46 GO/AO; .202 opp avg; 0.92 WHIP; .221 vs. LH, .191 vs RH, .216 with RISP; Carpenter has been excellent out of the ‘Pigs pen, however that success hasn’t translated in his limited action with the Phils.

Mike Zagurski, 28, 35 games, 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 10 saves; 39.2IP 31H 22BB 49K; 1.34WHIP; 5.0BB/11.1K rates; .244 vs. RH, .219 vs. LH, .200 with RISP; 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 11 games since July 1.  Zagurski has been very good, albeit with some limited control issues.  Continue reading Around the System, Bullpen, Top Half

First Person Scouting Report: Williamsport 3 August 2011

Another report from NYPhilsmaniac, who has done an outstanding job of providing us first hand accounts this summer. This report comes from yesterday’s Williamsport game. Thanks again Dave.

ADAM MORGAN started. I came away impressed even though his line didn’t look good. He is a hard-throwing lefty (or so it appeared to me since there was no radar gun in Brooklyn) who mixes his pitches well. I would make a guess that he was hitting 91-92 but would love to know what he tops out at (jslasher can you help me out here?). Morgan cruised through the 1st inning with 2 lazy flies to CF and a K. In the second inning after retiring the first batter on a liner to right, he gave up an infield single and then a smashed triple. He struck out the next batter on a 3-2 curve but then gave a single that hit the LF wall on the fly. From there he settled down and threw a hitless 3rd and 4th (there was a BB in the 3rd). In the 5th, he seemed to tire and after getting the first two out, he gave up a 2B (that was hit the other way over the 1B head into the corner), another IF single and a walk on a 3-2 pitch. That was the end of his day. They hit probably 3 hard shots off him in almost 5 innings. He definitely was not economical with his pitches running a number of deep counts. So with the bases loaded and two outs, in comes another lefty…

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