Revere and Howard bats are starting to warm up (combined seven hits in last night’s loss), Cody’s bat is going the other way (0-5, four strikeouts) but the pitching is having trouble putting up zeros.
Trip ended in Atlanta, a 3-7 record. In the last nine games, a walk to the enemy wound up scoring. They gave up 57 runs and 40 walks on the trip. 18 of those walks scored. In 29 games, the enemy has scored in the first inning 13 times. Going into last night’s game, starters had a 5.09 ERA while the relievers were 3.02.
Team returned home last night and will have a day off today. Mets are in for the weekend with a classic pitching match-up set for tomorrow night, Harvey vs. Hamels.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (8-20)
Ended a six-game road trip with a 5-3 win in Louisville. Three hits each for LF Brian Bogusevic and RF Domonic Brown, who now has eight hits in a five-game hitting streak. 3B Maikel Franco, two hits, three RBI. WP: RH David Buchanan (1-0), 6-7-3-2-0-5. SV: Colton Murray (2).
Next: Not scheduled today; Gwinnett comes to Allentown, 7:05 tomorrow night.
Reading Fightin Phils (15-10)
Dropped 11:35 a.m. game to New Hampshire, 5-2. LP: Zach Elfin (2-2), 5-8-5-5-2-2. CF Roman Quinn, fifth triple. RF Aaron Altherr, two RBI.
Next: Travel day today, heading for weekend series in Erie.
Clearwater Threshers (13-14)
Beat Brevard County, 7-3, after losing first two games of the series. 20-year-old shortstop J. P. Crawford returned from the DL, led off as the DH. Single, three-run homer, walk, strikeout and hit by pitcher were his five at-bats. LF Andrew Pullin, three hits, two RBI, stolen base. C Andrew Knapp has hit in nine straight (14 hits); named FSL Hitter of the Week by MiLB.com. WP: David Whitehead (2-3), 6-7-3-3-0-7.
Crawford started this season in the rehab program at Carpenter Complex after sustaining a left oblique muscle strain while playing in a minor league spring training game on March 24. His progressive program, which is basically the same for any position player, included conditioning, therapy, tossing, routine fielding drills which increase in difficulty, dry swinging the bat, hitting off a Tee, hitting against a coach, live batting practice, game activity as a designated hitter and finally full game action. Back-to-back nine-inning games was the final step before being activated.
Next: LH Brandon Leibrandt (2-1), 7:05 tonight in Daytona.
Lakewood BlueClaws (13-13)
Lost, 10-8, to Augusta. LP: Josh Taylor (1-2), .2-6-6-4-1-0. CF Carlos Tocci, 1-5; has 15 hits in last eight games; hitting .378 for the season.
Next: RH Tyler Viza (3-0), 6:35 tonight vs. Augusta.
RHP Kevin Walters, Clearwater roster, was released.
Today in Phillies History
2010: LHP Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest pitcher to toss a shutout, 47 years, 170 days, 7-0 over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Moyer gave up two hits, walked none and struck out five.
Four times a player was traded and moved down the hall from the visiting clubhouse to the Phillies clubhouse at Veterans Stadium: Joe Lefebvre, Sixto Lezcano, Lenny Dykstra and Roger Mason.