Didi Gregorius Rehab Assignment and more from Lehigh Valley
Shortstop Didi Gregorius is currently completing his rehab assignment with the IronPigs. Gregorius originally was hurt on April 16th and tried to play through it, but now has been out since May 12th with a right elbow injury. He also ran into some setbacks along the way.
Now, he looks to be back on track and if all things keep trending upwards, there’s a chance he could return to the Phillies before the end of the month. In 32 games this season Gregorius is hitting .229 with four home runs and 22 RBI. Last night, Didi walked, singled, doubled and drove in a run in five innings of work for the IronPigs.
Mike Adams promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley
The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted relief pitcher and South Jersey native Mike Adams to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Adams has completely skipped the AA level after being promoted from the Class-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws.
Through 10.2 innings, Mike Adams has posted a 1-1 record with a 7.59 ERA, 2.16 WHIP, along with 13 strikeouts. These numbers may not seem the best, however it is worth noting they are slightly inflated due to him having a poor first appearance this season allowing 3 hits, 4 runs and walking 3 in just 0.1 innings. Throughout his past 3 appearances,
Adams has not allowed any runs and hasn’t given up any hits. Judging from this, it would appear any rookie jitters have certainly surpassed. Adams has had one hell of a journey to professional baseball, and it’s stories like his that make this call-up that much cooler.
More Pitchers Moving Up
Mark Appel, Jakob Hernandez, and Zach Warren were promoted from Double-A Reading. You might remember Appel. He was the number one overall pick by the Astros in the 2013 MLB Draft and pitched for the IronPigs in 2016-2017 before stepping away from baseball. During his first stint with Lehigh Valley, he was 8-7 with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP in 25 games.
Hernandez was 1-1 in 15 games this season with a 4.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and four saves. The left-hander had 33 strikeouts in 20 innings.
Warren, a 2017 14th-round pick, was 1-1 with 2.70 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 16 games. The left-hander had 31 strikeouts and 14 walks in 20 innings.
Warren and Hernandez made their Triple-A debuts Thursday.
Warren allowed three runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning. Hernandez allowed four runs on two hits and three walks.
Not much to be excited about with that group of pitchers but the way the Phillies have been playing, you simply never know. The Phillies have 17 games in 18 days leading up to the All-Star Break. It will be a tough stretch for the team, as they try to prove to Dave Dombrowski and the front office that they are buyers and not sellers at the deadline.
Up Next for the Phillies
Aaron Nola and Matt Moore will be on the mound today as the Phillies open up a four game series with a doubleheader against the Mets.