Lehigh Valley have won four straight and eight of their last nine games and now sit at 23-18, and are tied for first in the Northern DIvision of the International League. After finishing up their series against Toledo at home on Sunday, Lehigh Valley has on off day on Monday which will be spent driving to Pawtucket where the ‘Pigs open a three game series on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
News and Notes: Taylor Featherston has hit safely in his last 9 games (.15-42, .357).
—David Buchanan has been throwing well as of late, going 2-0 with a 2.70ERA in his last three starts.
–OF Cedric Hunter has been playing well and has hit safely in his last 6 games (10-27,.345)
—–Darnell Sweeney is hitting .323 in his last 17 games.
–RP Edubray Ramos has not allowed an earned run since being called up from Reading, a streak that has spanned 6 games and 8.iIP. More remarkably, in his 23.1IP between Reading and Lehigh Valley, Ramos has walked just 1 and struck out 24.
–Over the last 9 games, Lehigh Valley pitchers are 8-1 with a 2.05ERA (88IP, 20ER)
–Pitcher James Russell has not been scored upon in his last 4 games, spanning 6.2IP.
–RP Bobby LaFromboise who had an excellent SPring Training and was one of the last cuts by the Phils has pitched very poorly for Lehigh Valley all season and has a 9.00ERA in his last 6 games.
‘Pigs Prospects: Cameron Perkins has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 games bringing his average back up above .300 for the year. Over his last 27 games, Perkins is hitting .326 with a HR and 10RBI and has been playing all three positions on the OF. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Report