R-Phils Report: Moss Off To Dismal Start

The Reading Phillies have had some impressive bullpen work and they've needed it. Some of their big offensive names - Tim Moss, Michael Bourn and Peter Bergeron to name a few - are struggling big time.

Southern Division W L PCT GB
Altoona 5 0 1.000 -
Harrisburg 4 1 .800 1.0
Bowie 3 2 .600 2.0
Akron 2 3 .400 3.0
Reading 1 4 .200 4.0
Erie 1 4 .200 4.0

Binghamton 5, Reading 0
The R-Phils hitters simply couldn't figure out Binghamton starter Bryan Edwards, who allowed just two hits over six innings of work.

Brian Mazone (0-1, 5.40) gave up three earned runs over five innings of work. Matt Sweeney was touched for two runs in the sixth inning, but rebounded to pitch a scoreless seventh. Luke Lockwood kept Binghamton off the board in the ninth, but the Reading offense couldn't generate anything off of Reliever Ryan Cullen, who notched his first save.

Jason Jaramillo had two of Reading's six hits, including a double. Reading has been shutout twice in the last four days.

R-Phils Notebook: Tim Moss is off to a horrendous start to his AA career. The second baseman is 0-for-13 and found himself sitting out Monday's game in Binghamton... Six other Reading hitters with 10 or more at bats have averages below the Mendoza line; Peter Bergeron (.176), Michael Bourn (.190), Angel Chavez (.133), Joey Hammond (.125), Bryan Hansen (.143) and Jesus Merchan (.182)... Jason Jaramillo started the year 2-for-3, but then went into an 0-for-7 slide. His two hits on Monday night were a good sign that he may be pulling out of his slumber... Even though Michael Bourn is struggling at the plate, he's swiped 7 bases and has not been caught. Considering that he has just four hits and one walk, his steals are amazing... Jim Rushford's seventh inning homerun on Sunday was the first homerun of the season for Reading. They went 33 innings without a homerun... In 12 1/3 innings, the Reading bullpen has a 1.46 ERA. In fact, the two runs given up by Matt Sweeney on Monday night were the first surrendered by the bullpen, which had gone 9 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run... The starters haven't fared quite as well. The first time through the rotation, Reading starters posted a 4.68 ERA. Take away Giovany Gonzalez' five shutout innings and the rest of the staff has a 5.85 mark... Opponents are hitting just .218 against Reading pitching, which is an offensive surge considering the .174 team average for the Reading offense.

Team Stats

HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO OBP
1 8 .174 5 161 10 28 3 0 11 15 46 .243
W L ERA SV IP H R ER HR BB KO WHIP OPP AVG
1 4 3.12 0 43.1 36 17 15 2 14 46 1.15 .218

Streaks and Stats

The statistics listed only account for a player's current streak or slump that they may be in, unless otherwise noted. This chart is meant to show just what a player has done in his most recent appearances.

PLAYER HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO NOTES
Bergeron, Peter 0 0 .176 4 17 0 3 0 0 1 0 4 H in 3-of-4 G (3-for last-17)

2G hit streak (2-for-8)

Bourn, Michael 0 0 .167 3 12 3 2 0 0 6 1 2

2G hitless streak (0-for-8)

(0-for last-10)

Chavez, Angel 0 1 .167 3 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 H in 2-of-3 G (2-for-12)

(2-for last-15)

Gradoville, Tim 0 0 .333 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1G hit streak (1-for-3)
Hammond, Joey 0 0 .200 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1G hit streak (2-for-4) as starter

(2-for last-16)

Hansen, Bryan 0 1 .143 4 14 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 2G hitless streak (0-for-9)
Jaramillo, Jason 0 0 .286 4 14 0 4 1 0 0 2 3 1G hit streak (2-for-4)

(2-for last-11)

Leon, Carlos 0 1 .333 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2G hit streak (2-for-6)
Merchan, Jesus 0 0 .250 2 8 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2G hit streak (2-for-8)
Moss, Tim 0 0 .000 4 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 4G hitless streak (0-for-13) (10K in 13AB)
Rushford, Jim 1 4 .400 3 10 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 3G hit streak (4-for-10)
Tugwell, Marc 0 1 .143 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1G hitless streak (0-for-3)

H in 1-of-2 G (1-for-7)

(0-for last-6)

PITCHER W L ERA SV G GS IP H R ER BB KO NOTES
Fahrner, Evan 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 1.2 2 1 0 0 5 1.2 scoreless IP
Giese, Dan 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 3.2 2 0 0 1 5 3.2 scoreless IP
Gonzalez, Giovany 0 0 0.00 0 1 1 5.0 2 0 0 2 7 5.0 scoreless IP
Haigwood, Daniel 0 1 12.00 0 1 1 3.0 4 4 4 5 2 1.2 scoreless IP
Haines, Talley 0 0 0.00 0 1 0 2.1 1 0 0 1 3 2.1 scoreless IP
Langone, Steve 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 2 5.0 scoreless IP
Lockwood, Luke 0 0 0.00 0 3 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 2.0 scoreless IP
Mathieson, Scott 0 1 5.06 0 1 1 5.1 4 3 3 2 5 3.1 scoreless IP
Mazone, Brian 0 1 5.40 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 1.1 scoreless IP
McClaskey, Tim 1 0 3.86 0 1 1 7.0 8 3 3 0 7 0.1 scoreless IP
Sweeney, Matt 0 1 5.40 0 3 0 3.1 4 3 2 1 4 1.2 scoreless IP

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