The Phillies took Thursday afternoon’s affair against the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in ten innings. Bullpen candidate Phillippe Aumont, the prize from Seattle in the Cliff Lee trade, looked sharp in one inning of work, featuring these beauties:
The 6’7″ right-hander posted a 13.4 K/9 in 53.2 innings between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley last year. Control has always been his issue, as his career Minor League walk rate sits just below 5.0 per nine innings. He has struck out three and walked none in two innings of work, a good sign for the Phillies’ dark horse reliever.