The ‘Pigs wrapped up their series in Syracuse having taken three out of four from the Chiefs (they were rained out this morning), and now stand at 37-27,2.5 games behind division leading Pawtucket in the Northern Division of the International League. Lehigh Valley has won six of their last seven games, with a patchwork lineup.
‘Pigs Leaders, Hitting:Kevin Frandsen is 10th in AB’s (227); Cody Overbeck is 8th in doubles (16).
Pitching: Tyler Cloyd is 4th in wins (6), leads the league in ERA (2.15) and leads the league in WHIP (0.89); Pat Misch leads the league in losses (8); is 6th in HR allowed (9)and has the 6th worst ERA (4.91); Philippe Aumont is 10th in saves (7);
Probables: Wed: OFF; Thur: Elarton; Fri: Misch; Sat: Wright; Sunday: Cochran
Notes:–Former IronPig Rich Thompson will return to Lehigh Valley wearing a DUrham Bulls uniform this weekend, after being sent down to AAA after getting some major league playing time with Tampa.
—Tyler Cloyd is now a combined 9-1 with a 2.04 ERA in his 13 starts between Reading and Lehigh Valley. He has gone at least 6 innings in 12 of his 13 outings and has a WHIP well below one for Lehigh Valley. Very impressive.
–OF Kyle Hudson has multi hit games in each of his last four starts.
–A very big week for Erik Kratz , who hitting cleanup, had 9 RBI’s in his 3 starts.
-Since coming off the DL, Pitcher Tom Cochran is 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA in 5 games, including 3 starts.
–In his last 4 starts, Scott Elarton is 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA.
—Phillipe Aumont had saves in back to back games last week, after going 49 consecutive games without a save. He could easily place himself back on the Phillies radar by stringing together a half dozen good outings.
–Lehigh Valley is 24-7 at home, leading the International League.
–After an outstanding week last week, Dom Brown came back to Earth with a 4-22 week since out last report.
–3B Tug Hulett was hit safely in 13 of his 14 starts with Lehigh Valley (.327)
Transactions: Last Tuesday, Pitcher Dave Bush was granted his release and signed to pitch in Korea. Last Wednesday, INF Pete Orr was optioned from Philadelphia, while INF Michael Martinez was called up to Philadelphia. SP Matt Wright was signed out of the Atlantic League (Sugar Land). On Friday, LHP Raul Valdes was optioned to LV from Philadelphia and RHP BJ Rosenberg was called up to Philadelphia.