Lehigh Valley split their doubleheader last night in Scranton and have won five of their last seven games. Sitting at 60-73 and in 4th place of the Northern Division of the International League, the ‘Pigs are 14 games back of divison leading Scranton and have been eliminated from playoff contention. After a final game in Scranton tonight, the ‘Pigs travel to Syracuse for three games and Pawtucket for three before a final four game home stand over Labor Day weekend to end the season. This will be the last “in season” Lehigh Valley weekly report. Look for a report reviewing the season between September 8th and 10th.
News and Notes: INF Chase D’Arnaud has hit safely in his last 9 games (.368) and is batting .306 over his last 46 games. He has been an offensive catalyst for Lehigh Valley in the second half of the season and leads the team with 38 multi hit games.
–Over the last 22 games, OF Brian Bogusevic is hitting .368 with 6HR and 18RBI to go along with 5SB. Absent one down period, Bogusevic has been consistently outstanding this season.
–1B Tommy Joseph has a modest 4 game hitting streak after early struggles coming off the DL.
–Over his last 3 starts, Severino Gonzalez has a 2.81ERA. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report