Lehigh Valley is currently on a three game tailspin, including getting trounced 11-2 last night by Syracuse. Over their last 10 games, the ‘Pigs are 5-5 and now sit at 53-66 on the year, good for 4th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 11 games behind division leading Scranton. Lehigh Valley returns home for a weekend series against Pawtucket, before hitting the road again next week for three in Scranton and three in Pawtucket. 25 games remain in the season.
–Jesse Biddle got hit around last night, lasting just 3.2 innings and gave up 7 runs on 9 hits.Biddle’s ERA in AAA in now approaching 6.
–Since his promotion to AAA, OF Aaron Altherr leads the IL in RBI and is 2nd in Runs.
–OF Brian Bogusevic has hit in his last 10 games, hitting .405 during that time span.
–Newly acquired P Alec Asher is 2-1 with a 2.90ERA in his last 5 starts,4 of those being “quality” starts.
–Over the last two months, SP Jared Eickhoff is 7-1 with a 2.70ERA in his last 11 starts. In his first week in the Phils organization, Eickhoff was named IL Pitcher of the Week, after allowing just one earned run in 14 innings, spanning two starts.
–INF Chase D’Arnaud is hitting .371 over his last 15 games.
–Since getting sent down from Philadelphia, Sean O’Sullivan has been consistently poor, with an ERA over 6 in his three outings.
–RP Colton Murray has been outstanding as of late, going 6-1 with a 1.35ERA since June 23rd, walking just 4 and striking out 21 in 26.2 innings of work.
‘Pigs League Leaders, Hitting: Chase D’Arnaud is 2nd in runs(68), 8th in triples (5) and 9th in SB (24); Brian Bogusevic is 7th in hits (116) and 8th in average (.294); Tyler Henson is 6th in doubles(26); Jordan Danks in 9th in doubles(3); Chris McGuinness is 3rd in walks(55)
Pitching:Cesar Jiminez in 6th in games (41); Seth Rosin is 7th in games (40); Adam Loewen is 9th in saves(10)
Transactions: Comings: David Buchanan (Philadelphia); INF Taylor Pastornicky (Texas Rangers); Dalier Hinojosa (Philadelphia); OF Jordan Danks (Philadelphia)
Goings: P Cesar Jiminez (Philadelphia); INF Devin Lohman (Reading); P Adam Loewen (Philadelphia)
Probables: FRI: Asher; SAT(1): Eickhoff; (2): TBD