Sunday, January 25, 2015

Phils' Minor Leaguers K It Up

Phillies minor league pitchers racked up the strikeouts Wednesday night.

Phils' Minor Leaguers K It Up

Twenty different pitchers took the mound for the Phillies' top six minor league affiliates Wednesday night and they combined to record 64 strikeouts in 54 innings. The breakdown:

   LEHIGH VALLEY (AAA)       L/R    Age IP    SO
Tim Redding R 33    4.0 4
Les Walrond L 34 2.0 3
Justin De Fratus R 23 2.0 3
   READING (AA)        
Austin Hyatt R 25 6.0 5
Chris Kissock R 26 2.2 4
Justin Friend R 25 0.1 1
   CLEARWATER (A)        
Julio Rodriguez R 20 6.2 11
Ebelin Lugo R 21 2.1 3
   LAKEWOOD (A)        
Lendy Castillo R 22 0.2 1
Mario Hollands L 22 4.1 6
Jay Johnson L 21 3.0 3
Juan Sosa R 21 1.0 1
   WILLIAMSPORT (A)        
Lino Martinez L 18 5.0 6
Bryan Morgado L 22 0.0 0
Hector Neris R 22 2.1 1
Gabriel Arias R 21 1.2 2
   GCL (Rookie)        
Ramon Oviedo R 19 6.0 4
Fabian Cota L 19 1.0 1
Ian Durham R 22 1.0 0
James Birmingham R 22 2.0 5
   Totals   54.0 64
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