Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Notebook 4/15

Todd TranauskyCorrespondent IApril 15, 2008

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs notched their second consecutive victory after starting the season 0-11 by defeating the visiting Toledo Mud Hens 4-1.

Catching prospect Jason Jaramillo went 1-for-4 with a run scored to raise his average to .162.

The Reading Phillies lost to the Altoona Curve by a score of 8-2 in 11 innings.

Justin Pope pitched a scoreless 10th inning before Jason Anderson allowed six earned runs in his one inning of work in the 11th.

Anderson was making his second appearance for the R-Phils after being demoted from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Between both levels Anderson is 0-1 with a 13.50ERA.

The Fort Myers Miracle defeated the Clearwater Threshers, 8-5.

Darren Byrd continued to struggle for the Threshers, allowing four earned runs in five innings of work. Byrd has an ERA of 9.39 in three starts this season.

Andy Cruse was equally ineffective behind Byrd, allowing two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Cruse has an ERA of 10.29 in four relief appearances.

The Lakewood BlueClaws defeated the Lake County Captains, 5-3.

Michael Taylor and Michael Durant continued their hot hitting in the middle of the BlueClaws lineup, going a combined 4-for-7 with three doubles, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored between them.

Taylor and Durant are hitting .364 and .325, respectively, through the first week-and-a-half of action.