R-Phils Notes from Exhibition Game…

Back in Lehigh Valley for a few hours today for the exhibition game. I got my start here in 2008 as the radio producer and Media Relations Assistant. Nice to come back and see all the old faces.

Talked with a few of our players before the game. I’m looking forward to a great season. We have a talented bunch of guys this season.

Pitching:
J.C. Ramirez allowed four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Reading was down 4-0 after just one inning in Allentown… Ramirez ended up taking the loss as he allowed four runs on seven hits over three innings pitched… He fanned two and walked none… Other pitchers for Reading on Tuesday including Mike Cisco (1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER), B.J. Rosenberg (1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 K), Jake Diekman (1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB), Phillippe Aumont (1 Ip, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K), and Justin De Fratus (1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K).

Offensively:
Not much offensively for Reading on Tuesday… Matt Rizzotti got the R-Phils on the board with an RBI single in the top of the 8th inning… Reading failed to score for the first seven innings of the game… Rizzotti finished the game 1-3 with an RBI and a walk… Harold Garcia went 2-3. Garcia singled in the first inning off ‘Pigs starter Brian Bass… Reading had just six hits in the game… Michael Spidale, John Suomi, and Carlos Rivero each had a hit in the game…

The R-Phils will now travel to Portland on Wednesday for the first regular season series of the 2011 season… The club will open the season against the Sea Dogs on Thursday evening… First-pitch of Thursday’s game is 7:05 p.m… Josh Zeid will get the nod for Reading in the opening game… Reading will face Sea Dogs RHP Alex Wilson, who will get the nod in the opener for Portland… Join R-Phils play-by-play broadcaster Brian Seltzer for the call beginning with the R-Phils pre-game show at 6:35 p.m.

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