I may have put a bit of a jinx on the Phightins’ last week when I wrote that they might not be able to lose with the offensive output they were getting.
Week Record (3-4)
Year Record to Date (14-11)
The only real highlight of the week was the continued consistency of hopeful prospect, Scott Kingery. He played in six of the seven games this week, and reached base safely in every one of them, scoring in all, except one matchup. His strong start, coupled with the All-Star performance of Cesar Hernandez and the emergence of Daniel Brito in Lakewood should have fans excited about the future at second base.
Reading’s best offensive performance this week was on Tuesday when they pounced on New Hampshire for a 7-2 victory.
Kingery and Carlos Tocci both had three hits, while Andrew Pullin added his sixth bomb of the season.
Thomas Eshelman improved to 3-0 with his seven inning, one-hit performance that dropped his ERA closer to the 3.00 mark.
Other than Eshelman’s gem, there was nothing to shout from the mountain tops about in Reading’s rotation. They are not necessarily prospect-laden in that area of the roster. However, Eshelman, a Cal-State Fullerton graduate, who was the lesser-known piece to the Ken Giles trade, was called up to start in Lehigh Valley on Monday night.
It will be interesting to follow the starts of Drew Anderson, Brandon Leibrandt, and Shane Watson in Reading from this point now that Eshelman appears to be heading to Allentown.