Lakewood leads the best-of-five series 2-0 after blanking Greenville Tuesday behind catcher-turned-starter Jesus Sanchez.
The Phillies' Low-A affiliate is hitting .307 as a team this postseason, according to the club's official Web site, with a couple of top prospects leading the way, including catcher Travis d'Arnaud (7-for-15), Anthony Gose (6-for-17) and Harold Garica 6-for-17). They'll send another good-looking prospect, 19-year-old right-hander Trevor May, to the hill tonight hoping to nail down their second Sally League title. May has not lost in 14 outings and has a streak of pitching 16-consecutive scoreless innings, including to the team site.
Happ back in rotation, but for how long? Old news, but in case you missed it, J.A. Happ (10-4, 2.77) is expected to start tomorrow's game against Atlanta after missing his last two turns with an oblique strain. The rookie left-hander pitched a successful bullpen before last night's game. In addition, J.C. Romero threw 25 pitches off the mound to good results.
Nevertheless, Happ's starting-rotation staying power could to be in jeopardy once again as Pedro Martinez appears to have found the fountain of youth, while Chan Ho Park could be out indefinitely with a strained hamstring, considered serious at first blush. Without Park, the Phils lack a springy arm capable of going multiple innings, plus, his left-handedness offers a different look should Scott Eyre remain out of action. Besides Happ, the Phils will be forced to answer a number of questions, including which pitchers to bring along from a group that includes Eyre, Romero, Chad Durbin, Tyler Walker, Clay Condrey and Jamie Moyer.