Unexpected Surprise

In one of the stranger baseball events in recent memory, Lehigh Valley starter Dave Bush, the planned opening day starter has been suspended for five games for an incident that occurred in Spring Training against the Pirates.  Following a homer, the next pitch Bush threw was high and inside, warranting ejection according to the umpire. ‘Pigs manager Ryne Sandberg mentioned there was some “unfortunate verbiage” between Bush and the  umpire, and Bush was suspended.

Benefitting from the suspension is Tyler Cloyd, who was set to start on Opening Day for the Reading Phils. CLoyd, 24, had an outstanding year last year, first with CLearwater, followed by a lengthy stint in Reading.  Cloyd was a combined 9-4 with a 2.77 ERA in 146 IP last season.  I was a bit surprised about his placement at Reading to start the season, thinking based on his success in Reading and in the Arizona Fall League that a spot in the Lehigh Valley rotation was likely.  Given this opportunity, it should be interesting to see how Cloyd responds.


9 thoughts on “Unexpected Surprise

  1. Awesome seeing Valle homering in first AA ab and then Castro winning it with a walk home. Nice start.

  2. Cloyd has five innings in the book with seven Ks and nothing else. I’d say he’s making his point! Way to go Tyler!

  3. Tyler Cloyd responded well…18 up and 18 down…8ks…out of the game now…making a statement to stay in AAA

    1. The only hit in the game for the Yankees was off Rich Thompson’s glove. I was sitting down the right field line and didn’t have a great view, but it looked like it could have been scored an error.

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