*Jack Taschner made his Iron Pig debut last night, tossing 2 scoreless innings. He did give up 2 hits and 2 walks though.
*Raul Ibanez (come back soon!) went 1-2, with a walk and a run scored for the Iron Pigs last night.
*To put a smile on your face, a Michael Taylor update. The Reading Phillies stud outfielder swiped 3 bags yesterday (now with 17), hit 2 doubles (now with 20), and knocked in 2 runs (now with 64 rbi). Oh yeah, he's batting .345.
*In the same game, top prospect Carlos Carrasco got lit up for 6 runs in 4 innings upping his ERA to 5.06. That's not very encouraging.
*18 year old Lakewood BlueClaws outfielder Anthony Gose is on fire, upping his average to .284 with an amazing 47 stolen bases.
*A few seasons ago, Corey and I campaigned for a little known minor league utility infielder by the name of Bobby Scales to get the call up to the bigs and displace No-Hit Nunez on the roster. My new cause- Neil Sellers. He bats right, he plays mostly 3rd, but has seen time at 2nd and 1st, and 1 game at SS in his 6 minor league seasons. He was an all-star for the Reading Phillies this season, and he has a decent bat- .310/.854, 41 r, 20 dbl, 9 hr, 48 rbi on the season, which is in line with his career totals. Time to promote the 27 year old and get rid of that worthless sack of potatoes known as Eric Bruntlett.
New hero Rodrigo Lopez makes his 2nd start for the Phils against big hype, small returns Homer Bailey. A win is important here, and despite last night's crapping of the bed, would make the series a success.