Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Biddle honored (duh!)

First order of business is congratulations to Jesse Biddle, who was voted Eastern League Pitcher of the week.  Jesse pitched twice during the week, going a total of 13 innings and not allowing a run, and struck out 26 hitters in the 2 starts!!   I expect him to be named Phillies minor league pitcher of the week, also, if that announcement has not been made yet.

In Cleveland, the Indians bombed the Phillies, 14-2 hitting 7 home runs.  The combination of Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, Carlos Ruiz and Freddy Galvis managed just 1 for 11, with 2 walks.  None of our boys pitched, thank goodness!!........In Detroit, Vance Worley completed his winless April with 4.2 innings of work against the Tigers, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits (3 home runs) and a walk. After a fine spring training where he won the opening day assignment,  Vance is 0-4, 7.22 in his first month with Minnesota.  Yikes!!

In Louisville, the Bats beat the IronPigs again, 9-5,  Darin Ruf (.267) had 2 hits including his 4th home run, and drove in 3 runs for Lehigh Valley, and Justin De Fratus threw the final 2 innings, and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits.  Justin has pitched 14 innings so far, and allowed just 3 earned runs, posting a 1.93 to go along with his 3 wins.......In Reading, the Fightin' Phils dropped a 5-3 decision to Portland, getting just 5 hits, and in Clearwater, the Threshers lost a 5-3 game to the Miracle.  Aaron Altherr (.348) hit his 3rd home run, 1 of just 6 hits by Clearwater.  Aaron is my choice for Phillies minor league player of the week.

In Indianapolis,  the Indians beat Gwinnett, 9-2.  Mike Zagurski tossed the final frame, and gave up 1 run on 1 hit, as the Indians complete a 20-7 month to start the year............In Pawtucket, Carlos Carrasco pitched just 3 innings for the Clippers, and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 plunk!   Carlos left the game down, 4-0, but Columbus came back for a 6-5 win in 15 innings..............In Oklahoma City, Jarred Cosart picked up his 3rd win with 5.1 innings of work, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 6 in the RedHawks' 4-2 win over Nashville.  Josh Zeid recorded his 2nd save of the year, and Jonathan Villar had another hit, and stole home (#7)  for Oklahoma City.  Jon is 23 for 54 in the last 13 games, a .426 clip!.............In Salt Lake City, Greg Golson had 3 hits, including a home run and drove in 3 runs for Colorado Springs to pace the SkySox to a 9-3 win over the Bees...............In Fresno, the Grizzlies lost a 10-2 game to the River Cats.  Michael Taylor (.308) had 2 hits and scored a run for Sacramento.

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