The Phillies Top Righty-Lefty Starting Prospect Combination Lively and Garcia Have Compile An Amazing 14-2 record

It’s always the best to have a good righty-lefty starting  pitching combination developing in a team’s minor league system. And the Phillies have one in 24-year-old, right-hander Ben Lively at AAA and 21-year-old, left-hander Elniery Garcia at A+.

Ben Lively

Ben Lively

Last night Lively won his second game for Lehigh Valley since being called-up from Reading to go 9-0 and 2-0 at AAA.

Elniery Garcia

Elniery Garcia

Garcia won Friday night for the Clearwater Threshers to go 5-2 at high A.

When put together the two have combined for one of the highest right/left winning records for pitchers of any organization at the  minor league baseball level. Combined they have 14 wins and 2 losses this season.

Lively has a 2.00 ERA in 72 innings between AA and AAA to go with 3-1 strikeout to walk ratio.  Batters are hitting .180 off of him with a 0.92 WHIP.

Garcia has a 2.19 ERA in 52.2 innings at A+ with a 3-1 strikeout to walk ration.  Batters are hitting .208 off of him with a 1.03 WHIP.

Lively pitched a two-hit shutout over six innings last night in a rain shorten game.  Read HERE.

Friday night Garcia gave up two runs in the first inning and then went on to shutdown the Jupiter Hammerheads over the next 4.2 innings for his fifth win of the season.

In Garcia’ s nine appearances he has given up more than two runs only once. Watch him retire a Hammerhead in the third, fifth and sixth innings of the game. HERE, HERE, HERE.

With the minor league season now about 40 percent complete, Lively and Garcia have put up amazing numbers.  They have become the top right-handed and left-handed starting pitching prospects in the Phillies minor league system.

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About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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