Pa.)-Reading Phillies (46-37) pitchers were socked for 14 runs by the New
Hampshire Fisher Cats (33-49) in a 14-2 loss Tuesday night at FirstEnergy
Stadium. The loss ends an eight-game, eight-day homestand where the R-Phils went
14 runs and 18 hits collected by the Fisher Cats were the most surrendered by
the Reading Phillies this season. The 12-run margin of defeat was the largest
margin since the team lost 14-2 to Erie at home on August 8, 2008.
scoring one run in the first inning, Fisher Cats batters rocked starter Jordan
Whatcott for three runs in the second aided by a Whatcott throwing error towards
third base and a series of miscues. Brian Bocock hit a two-run single with two
outs to cap off the inning.
was barraged by a New Hampshire offensive attack in the third and fourth led by
a pair of two-run home runs by Kenen Bailli in the third and Brad Glenn in the
fourth. Glenn's towering home run rocketed over the left field deck where it
bounced off the outfield signage. He
would also hit a second home run in the seventh inning. In the series, Glenn
would rattle R-Phils pitchers for four home runs in four games.
a reliever, Whatcott gave up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and two
walks while striking out three batters. Fellow relievers Colby Shreve and Jay
Johnson did not fare much better as the duo combined to give up six runs (four
earned) on eight hits and three walks over four innings of work.
night was also filled with a few surprises. With one inning left in the game and
a shallow bullpen, catcher Steve Lerud began the ninth inning as a relief
pitcher where he recorded two outs before exiting the game with an injury. First
baseman Darin Ruf replaced Lerud and notched the final out of the evening. Lerud
and Ruf are the second and third position players to see time as a reliever
following in the footsteps of utility man Tim Kennelly.
lopsided loss also saw endings come to Darin Ruf's 17-game on-base streak and
Leandro Castro's 11-game hitting streak.
Wednesday, the R-Phils hit the road for a six-game, six-day road trip to Altoona
and Richmond. RHP Austin Hyatt (1-2/6.16 ERA) gets the call for Reading against
the Curve's Phil Irwin (1-5/4.56) Tune into 1340 WRAW-AM on the radio dial or
online at 1340WRAW.com starting at 6:30 p.m. for the game broadcast with the
voice of the Reading Phillies, Brian Seltzer.
only eight days remaining until the Baseballtown All-Star Classic and tickets
for that and all regular season home games can be purchased online at www.RPhils.com,
by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in person at the R-Phils Ticket Office at
FirstEnergy Stadium. The 2012 season featuring the Baseballtown All-Star Classic
at America's Classic Ballpark is presented by Pepsi.