Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay will make a rehab appearance tonight at FirstEnergy Park as the BlueClaws take on Hagerstown at 7:05.
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Game Notes / Listen Live (at 6:50)
Doctor Is In…Phillies RHP Roy Halladay will continue his MLB rehab assignment (shoulder) tonight at FirstEnergy Park…Halladay gave up three runs in six innings with the GCL Phillies on Thursday with the Gulf Coast Phillies…He is a two-time Cy Young Award winner and the first Phillies player to rehab with the BlueClaws in Lakewood this year (Domonic Brown went 3-5 with a home run rehabbing with the BlueClaws in Hagerstown on August 5th).
Rehabbing With the BlueClaws…Halladay becomes the 16th different Phillies player to rehab with the BlueClaws, and second this year (Domonic Brown in Hagerstown)…The BlueClaws are 24-12 all-time when a Phillies player is in their lineup (24-10 at FirstEnergy Park)…He is the first Phillies starting pitcher to rehab with Lakewood since Joe Blanton in 2010 and Brett Myers in 2009 (each threw one inning)…The last Phillies starter to throw more than one inning in a Lakewood rehab assignment was Randy Wolf on July 25th, 2006 (five no-hit innings vs Augusta).
Ties to Lakewood…Halladay was acquired by the Phillies in December, 2009 for three former BlueClaws: 2009 C Travis d’Arnaud, 2008 OF Michael Taylor, and 2007 RHP Kyle Drabek.
Hot Hitting Carmona…Willie Carmona is now 78-232 (.336) over his last 57 games with 24 multi-hit games…Carmona has gotten back to .300 on the season (he peaked at .315 on July 12th but fell below .300 between August 4th – 8th)…He is hitting .317 in the second half…Carmona started the year 10-55, but since then is hitting .322…Carmona was an 11th round pick of the Phillies last year from Stony Brook, and he helped the Seawolves reach the 2012 College World Series.
Mora This…Angelo Mora has hit safely in five straight games (8-18) and is now at .315 in August (17-54) and is 17-45 after starting the month 0-9…Mora hit .245 in July and .183 in the first half…Mora began the year with Lakewood and then went to Williamsport where he was 8-28…He re-joined the BlueClaws on June 29th after Roman Quinn was placed on the disabled list with a left wrist fracture.
Crawford, Leiter Join Claws…JP Crawford, the Phillies first round pick this year (16th overall) has joined the BlueClaws from the GCL Phillies, where he was hitting .345 (leading the Gulf Coast League) with 12 stolen bases…Leiter, who earned the win with five scoreless innings at Delmarva on Monday, made one start with Clearwater and 11 appearances with the GCL Phillies, where he had a 1.57 ERA.
On Crawford…JP Crawford, the GCL’s leading hitter at .345, joins the BlueClaws (he went 2-7 on Monday at Delmarva)…He is the first high school draftee to play for the BlueClaws in his draft year…He is also the first Phillies first-round pick to play for the Phillies in his draft year (12th Phillies first-round pick to play for the BlueClaws including five supplemental first-round picks)…Crawford is from Lakewood (CA) High School and is the third player from that high school (RHP Shane Watson and C Travis d’Arnaud) to play for the BlueClaws.
On Leiter Jr… RHP Mark Leiter Jr., who threw five scoreless innings and earned his 3rd professional win on Monday at Delmarva, joins the BlueClaws from Clearwater, where was 1-0, 3.00 in two games…He went 1-0, 1.57 in 11 appearances with the GCL Phillies…Leiter Jr. was a 22nd round pick of the Phillies this year from NJIT…He played in high school at Toms River North and is the second Shore Conference alum to play for the BlueClaws (Holmdel’s Casey Martinez was a 2003 BlueClaw)…BlueClaws manager Mickey Morandini was a Phillies teammate of Mark Leiter Sr. with the Phillies in 1997.
The Other New BlueClaws…C Gabriel Lino and OF Jiandido Tromp, both NY-Penn League All-Stars this year, have joined the BlueClaws…Lino, acquired in the Jim Thome trade last year, played last summer with the BlueClaws and hit .256 with 4 home runs with Williamsport this year…Tromp, from Aruba, hit .299 with a home run and 6 stolen bases with the Crosscutters.
Delvisimo…Delvi Francisco earned his 8th save with a scoreless 9th inning at Delmarva on Saturday and threw a scoreless 7th in the 5-0 win on Monday…Francisco, a South Atlantic League All-Star this year, has six of his eight saves in the second half, where he has 34 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched…Francisco gave up five runs at Kannapolis on August 14th, the same amount of earned runs he had allowed from June 20th through August 13th…Francisco, a converted infielder, is in his second year as a pitcher.