Daily Archives: May 22, 2016

Around the System–Relief Pitching

Lehigh Valley (stats thru Saturday)

Luis Garcia, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 13 games, 1-1 with a 3.18ERA; 17IP 12H 11BB 14K; .207 opp avg; 1.35 WHIP; 1.75 GO/AO; 5.8BB/7.4K per 9; .250vs LHH, .190 vs RHH, .188 opp avg in May.  When he has gotten the ball over the plate, Garcia has been effective, however getting the ball over the plate has been a battle.

Severino Gonzalez, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 12 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 2-0 with a 2.19ERA; 24.2IP 25H 4BB 14K; .250 opp avg; 1.18 WHIP; 0.94 GO/AO; 1.5BB/5.1K per 9; For Lehigh Valley: 2.57 ERA; .271 opp avg; 1.29WHIP.  Gonzalez has pitched pretty well in his transition to the bullpen.

Bobby LaFromboise, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2016; 11 games, 1-3 with a 6.00ERA; 15IP 26H 9BB 8K; .362 opp avg; 2.33WHIP; 1.31 GO/AO; 5.4BB/4.8K per 9; .500 vs LHH, .340 vs RHH; .436 in May; LaFromboise came close to making the Phils opening day roster after pitching very well in Spring Training, however has been absolutely brutal this year for LV.  The LOOGY has allowed left handed hitters a .500 average.  Not much more to say.

Edward Mujica, 32, Signed as a free agent in 2016; 17 games, 0-3 with a 5.79ERA; 10/14SV; 18.2IP 25H 2BB 16K; .321 opp avg; 1.45 WHIP; 0.82 GO/AO; 1.0BB/8.0K per 9; .375 vs LHH, .296 vs RHH; .351 opp avg in May; While leading the league in saves, Mujica’s performance has been mediocre at best.

Edubray Ramos, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 17 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 2-1, 1.54ERA; 7/9SV; .188 opp avg; 0.73 WHIP; 0.84 GO/AO; For Lehigh Valley: 6G, 1-0 with a 0.00ERA in 8.1IP; 0.0BB/8.7K per 9; .154 vs LHH, .263 vs RHH, .219 in May.  Ramos is the reliever that has most impressed in the organization and assuming continued production will see time in Philly this year. Continue reading Around the System–Relief Pitching

Box Score Recap – 5/21/2016

Lehigh Valley (23-18) Postponed, rain.  The game against the Toledo Mud Hens will be made up Sunday as part of a double header starting at 1:35 PM.  Mark Appel (3-2, 3.58) is schedued to start Game One, James Russell (1-0, 0.96) in Game Two.

Reading (27-14) Postponed, rain.  The game against the Trenton Thunder will be made up Sunday as part of a double header starting at 2:05 PM.  Ben Lively (6-0, 1.53) is scheduled to start Game One, TBD in Game Two. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/21/2016