Vance Worley is an All-Star in 2010 — the second straight season the 22-year-old will play in the Eastern League’s mid-summer classic. On Friday, July 9, Worley twirled his best game of the season in his last start before the All-Star game.
Worley tossed a complete game three-hit shutout, launched a mammoth
home run, and thered-hot Reading Phillies beat the Harrisburg Senators
2-0 in the opening game of their four-game set from FirstEnergy Stadium
in Reading on Friday evening.
The Sacramento, CA native fanned seven batters and did not allow a walk
over his masterful outing on Friday – leading the R-Phils to their
seventh-straight win of the season. Worley, 22, needed just 88 pitches
to toss his first complete game of the season.
Ranked as the 18th best prospect in the Philadelphia organization by
Baseball America, Worley has now won his last three starts, and has
gone 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA over that period. The Californian righty has
also fanned 18 batters over that three-game span (21 innings pitched).
Equally as impressive on the evening was the fact that Worley ripped a
solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. His last home run
came back on April 17, 2009 against the Senators – his only home run of
2009. His homer was just the second run of the night for Reading — and
it was all they would need.