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Pig Report: Phillippe Aumont

RHP Phillippe Aumont (Photo by John Russo/Team to Beat)

Position: Back-end reliever/closer
Age: 23
Prospect Level: Top prospect (5th according to BaseballAmerica.com)
2012 Major League Stats: 18 G, 0-1, 3.68 ERA, 14.2 IP, 14 K, 2 SV
2012 Minor League Stats: 41 G, 3-1, 4.26 ERA, 44.1 IP, 59 K, 15 SV

Season in Review: For Aumont, his hype level was pretty high ever since he was the main trade chip at the end of 2009 for Cliff Lee. He finally started to live up to the hype this past season with both the Iron Pigs in Triple-A and the Phillies for the final month of the season.

Aumont started out horrible for the Pigs, posting a 6.48 ERA in April, a rough start that really made people question Aumont’s value in the Lee deal. But Aumont bounced back, posting a 2.45 ERA in May, a 3.97 in June and a 2.38 in July before being called up in August.

The Phillies view Aumont as a future closer in the organization, and allowed him to pitch in the back-end of the rotation while he was up with the Phillies. He impressed in most of his outings, striking out 14 batters in 14 2/3 innings of work.

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Like It Ruf: AA Prospect’s Two-Run Triple in 2nd Leads Phillies Past Nats

Phillies 2, Nationals 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick (
LP – John Lannan (
SV – Phillippe Aumont (2)

WASHINGTON — “That’s the first time I ever won and got beat.”

Those were the words Charlie Manuel used to describe the Phillies 2-0 win over the Nationals Monday night. Despite Philadelphia’s win, the Braves’ 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh clinched the Nationals their first NL East division crown.

Darin Ruf hit a two-run triple in the 2nd inning and that was all Kyle Kendrick needed.

Kendrick, who all but cemented a spot in the 2013 rotation, pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and a walk, striking out four. His effort dropped his ERA to 3.90, the fourth time in six years he had an ERA under 4.00.

Manuel said it himself that Kendrick, “is in there. Unless we get Price or someone like that.”

Phillippe Aumont recorded his second save of his career.

2B: Brown (11). 3B: Ruf (1).

Boxscore.

Phillies Drop Three of Four to Lowly Astros

Astros 7, Phillies 6
WP – Wesley Wright (2-2, 3.19)
LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-5, 4.63)
SV – Wilton Lopez (6)

HOUSTON — The Phillies ran into a little bit of a problem in Houston.

Fortunately for them, a split between the Dodgers and Cardinals happened in their four-game series and the Phillies only dropped to four games back of St. Louis and three back of Los Angeles despite losing three games to Houston.

Yesterday, it was a poor effort by Antonio Bastardo and Phillippe Aumont led to a four-run 7th inning that enabled the Astros to beat Philadelphia, 7-6.

While holding a 4-3 lead in the 7th, Bastardo put a couple runners on and was pulled in favor of Aumont. Aumont then proceeded to walk Brandon Laird to load the bases.

Justin Maxwell followed up with a two-run double to give Houston a 5-4 lead. Aumont then coughed up a two-run single to Matt Dominguez to make it a 7-4 game.

Philadelphia’s attempt at a comeback failed despite putting two runs up in the 8th inning thanks to a Domonic Brown two-run double.

2B: Rollins (33), Pierre (10), Howard (11), Martinez (3), Brown (9).

Boxscore.

Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

Astros 6, Phillies 4
WP – Wesley Wright (1-2, 3.33)
LP – Phillippe Aumont (0-1, 3.00)
SV – Wilton Lopez (5)

HOUSTON — Throwing strikes killed the Phillies bullpen and their seven-game winning streak.

Phillippe Aumont and Jake Diekman looked bad in the 8th inning and Jed Lowries two-out, two-run double was the result of that. The double gave Houston a 5-4 lead en route to a 6-4 win over the Phillies Thursday night, snapping a seven-game winning streak.

After walking the tying run and hitting the go-ahead run in the 8th, Charlie Manuel pulled a gassed Aumont from his fifth appearance in five days. Diekman followed up by surrendering a two-run double to Jed Lowrie and RBI single by Brandon Barmes to make it a 6-4 game.

Erik Kratz got the Phillies offense going in the 2nd inning with his RBI double.

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Phillies Cloyd, Aumont Earn First Win, Save; Beat Reds

Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allows a run on four hits while striking out nine for his first Major League win against the Reds. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Phillies 4, Reds 2
WP – Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 2.77)
LP – Johnny Cueto (18-6, 2.58)
SV – Phillippe Aumont (1)

CINCINNATI — It was an afternoon of firsts for a pair of young Phillies right-handers.

Tyler Cloyd never would have guessed his first Major League win would come on the road against the best team in the National League while being opposed by a Cy Young candidate.

But Cloyd did it anyway, besting the Reds offense and Johnny Cueto on a cloudy Monday afternoon in Cincinnati. Then Phillippe Aumont came in to pitch the 9th, earning Cloyd his first Major League win to go along with Aumont’s first Major League save in the Phillies 4-2 win over the Reds.

Cloyd settled down nicely after allowing a 2nd-inning solo home run to Ryan Ludwick. He pitched seven innings, striking out nine while allowing only a run on four hits.

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Phillies Prospect Aumont Gets Call to The Show

RHP Phillippe Aumont pitching this past Sunday in Lehigh Valley. (Photo by John Russo)

PHILADELPHIA — Almost three years ago, Cliff Lee was traded to Seattle for a package of prospects.

The move replenished the farm system after the Phillies dealt some of their top prospects to Toronto to acquire Roy Halladay.

Three players were acquired for Lee: pitchers Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez as well as outfielder Tyson Gillies. Aumont will be the first to finally wear a Phillies jersey.

Ramirez is also with Triple-A, posting a 3-1 record with 4.73 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. Gillies is in Double-A Reading and is currently suspended for yelling at a bus driver.

The move will come almost forced, with Jeremy Horst, the player whose spot was vacated, taking time off on paternity leave, as well as Aumont’s turn coming next after a dozen failed bullpen experiments this season.

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Down on the Pharm: Pigs Dominating International League

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
Record: 52-39 (1st in North Division)
How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 4-4 this past week and won three out of five against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Kevin Frandsen had a nice week as he hit .303 with 10 hits in 33 at-bats. The IronPigs are starting to get some players back in their lineup as Hector Luna and Michael Martinez were optioned from the Phillies due to the return of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.
Featured Prospect Watch – RP Phillippe Aumont:  Aumont was the main piece in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners a few years back. He hasn’t appeared in the major leagues and hasn’t had spectactular numbers in the minors. In 2012, Aumont is 2-1 with a 4.33 ERA with 10 saves. The most surprising stat is he has 23 walks in only 27 innings pitched. He does have 37 strikeouts and hitters are hitting .208 against him.

Phils option Schwimer, Aumont

Guessing the Phillies bull pen is always a fun game to play in the final two weeks of Spring Training. For those who had Michael Schwimer or Phillippe Aumont in their pools, you guessed wrong.

The Phillies optioned the the two relievers to minor league camp while also reassigning Jeremy Horst and David Purcey.

Aumont is considered to be one of the Phillies top pitching prospects. He four runs, two earned, in four innings of spring pitching.

But it was a bad outing this past Saturday in which he allowed three stolen bases, a wild pitch and a walk that pitching coach Rich Dubee poured ice cold water on the right-hander.

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Phillies win in walk-off fashion

It may only be the Grapefruit League but the Phillies had their first walk-off win of 2012.

Rightfielder Lou Montanez delivered a solo home run ironically off Michael Dubee to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a run scored today. Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco each had one hit apiece with Victorino’s being a solo home run.

Ty Wigginton got the scoring started in the second inning with an RBI double to plate Pence.

Laynce Nix picked up his first Grapefruit League RBI as he drew a bases-loaded walk off Pirates starter James McDonald to extend the Phillies lead to 2-0.

Cole Hamels pitched 3.2 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed four hits and struck out a pair.

Dave Bush continued to struggle as he allowed three earned runs in 2.1 innings.

Phillippe Aumont tossed a perfect ninth inning including a strikeout.

The Phillies face the Detroit Tigers on Friday at 1:05 p.m.

Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month.

A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time.

So in order to fill out the 40-man roster, the Phils added right-handed pitcher Phillippe Aumont, catcher Sebastian Vaille, left-hander Jake Deikman and outfielder Tyson Gillies.

Missing from that list is outfielder Jiwan James. As Matt Gelb pointed out, James is 22 and has not played a game above the Single A class. That is the reason the Phils most likely left him off the roster, feeling he has a good chance of not being drafted due to his lack of higher-level experience. A player like Gillies had a good shot at being drafted.

The Phillies still do have one more spot left on the roster. Guys like right-hander Scott Mathieson, catcher Erik Kratz, infielder John Bowker and infielder Harold Garcia (torn ACL last season) are all at a risk of being taken in the draft.

Personally, Erik Kratz should not be let go. Mathieson still has no control, Bowker can’t hit and Garcia is 25, damaged and hasn’t even gotten past AA.

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