Counting the five Class-A wins earlier this season, Reading pitcher Zach Segovia notched his 16th win last night in a 1-0 victory over Harrisburg. It’s the most in organized baseball.
Segovia, who’s 11-5 in Reading and went 5-1 at Class-A Clearwater, allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Joe Bisenius, the subject of yesterday’s post on Beerleaguer, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.
Lidle takes the loss
Former Phillies pitcher Cory Lidle gave up two home rs and three earned runs in just four innings in the Yankees’ 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Former Phillies catcher Sal Fasano added two RBIs for the Bombers, while Bobby Abreu went 1-for-4.
Abreu snaps home run drought
Something I missed – Bobby Abreu ended a stretch of 163 at-bats without a homer when he took Jon Garland deep in Wednesday’s game. That’s Abreu’s ninth home run of the season.
Mets feature ex-Phillies outfield
On Thursday night, the Mets started Ricky Ledee in left, Endy Chavez in center, and Michael Tucker in right, all ex-Phils from the previous two seasons. Tucker started last night’s game, Chavez came into the game to pinch run, and Ledee, who was acquired by the Mets this week, was called on to pinch hit. The Mets lost to the Nationals 2-1.
Wild Card update
With last night’s win, the Phillies are two games behind Cincinnati and Arizona in the NL Wild Card race. The Diamondbacks lost their game with Florida.
Arizona (58-56) –
Cincinnati (59-57) –
San Diego (58-57) 0.5
Houston (57-58) 1.5
Philadelphia (56-58) 2.0
Colorado (55-59) 3.0
San Francisco (54-60) 4.0
Milwaukee (54-61) 4.5
At the bottom of this list, the Brewers are starting to fall out of it. Former Phillies prospect Derrick Turnbow spoiled another one, taking the loss in 1-3 inning of so-called relief. Without Carlos Lee, who was traded to the Rangers for a package of players, they’re a below average club, and very rough in the bullpen. I wonder how long Turnbow and his 6.40 ERA will continue to hold a major-league job.
Indians designate Mota
In a move that has little to do with the Phillies, the Indians designated reliever Guillermo Mota for assignment. Mota was one of the four players received in the seven-player trade with Boston before the season. I mention it only because there had been some chatter about the Phillies possibly getting Mota back when they were shopping Jason Michaels. Mota went 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA in 34 appearances.