Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 Choice Lehigh Valley IronPigs #5 Tyler Cloyd

Mets 3, Phillies 2
Game 130 - Wednesday Night, August 29th in Philadelphia
Record - 61-69

One Sentence Summary:  Tyler Cloyd lost his Major League debut as the Phillies bats were silenced by Matt Harvey and the Mets bullpen.

What It Means:  In the course of 24 hours, Cloyd was named the Most Valuable Pitcher of the International League, was named the recipient of the 2012 Paul Owens Award as the best pitcher in the Phillies minor league organization, and was recalled to start against the Mets.  Cole Hamels was scheduled to start, but he came down with a stomach bug prior to the game.  Cloyd was 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and 15-1 when you include his starts with Double-A Reading at the outset of the season.

The Phillies are 1-7 against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park this season.  That stinks.

What Went Wrong:  Cloyd had a decent outing, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings of work.  The Phils managed just six hits off Mets pitching and they were shut out in the third through ninth innings.

Featured Card:  Starter Vance Worley is done for the season with loose bodies in his elbow, so it appears as if Cloyd will receive an extended audition for 2013.  He has yet to appear on a Phillies card, although he has cards in both the IronPigs set and the Reading Phillies set this year.

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