Lehigh Valley lost to Columbus, 6-2. Joely Rodriguez allowed 2 runs in 7.0 quality innings. IronPig pitchers issued no walks during the game. Jason Berken came on in relief in a tie game and gave up the go-ahead runs. Maikel Franco went 2-4 with his 4th home run. Dom Brown went 1-4 with a double, but was picked off second. The ‘Pigs managed only two other hits. Miny Mart is a member of the Clippers. At .165, it appears he can’t hit at AAA either. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/11/2015
Here’s an open discussion thread so the minor league posts don’t get cluttered with Phillies’ talk and other topics.
Jonathan Papelbon made 2 appearances and finished 2 games this week, converting his one save opportunity. After 32 games, Papelbon has made 12 appearances, 11 games finished (6 saves, 5 non-saves).
Some other random stuff to light the fire –
- Chase Utley .116/.194/.221/.415 (lowest BA of any Phillies position player, 3 SP have higher BA – Hamels, Buchanan, and Billingsley)
- Hamels .273/.273/.273/.545
- Buchanan .167/.167/.333/.500
- Billingsley .333/.333/.333/1.667
- Billingsley has more HR (1) than Blanco, Hernandez, Herrera, Revere, Ruiz, Rupp, and Sizemore.
- Phillies .228/.282/.332/.614 (still the worst in NL)
- Although they have played more games than 9 NL teams. their 91 runs is the lowest in the league. Their 241 hits is tied for lowest with the division-leading Mets. They lead the league with 10 triples, but trail the league with 17 HRs.
- Their team ERA had been middle-of-the-road, but has now dropped to the bottom 4 in the NL. They have allowed the most hits (295) and the most walks (122). Opponents are hitting .272, only the Rockies’ .291 is higher.
- And, finally (it’s early but what the heck) the Phillies’.344 winning percentage is tied for the worst in baseball with the surging Milwaukee Brewers. They are one of five teams with a winning percentage below .400.
Lehigh Valley lost to Gwinnett, 9-1. Seve Gonzalez pitched well for 5.0 innings. Unfortunately he was in for 5.1 and came apart at the seams in the sixth. Maikel Franco went 1 for 4 in the 3-hole. Dom Brown went 1-4 out of the clean up position. Recently activated John Hester had 2 doubles in 3 at bats. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/10/2015