Found August 29, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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Tyler Cloyd has taken the International League by storm this season. Now he'll have a shot in the big leagues. For months now, Phillies fans have yearned to see Tyler Cloyd in red pinstripes, standing on the mound for the big league club. After a seemingly endless wait, they’ll finally get their wish, albeit probably not in the circumstances they envisioned. Cloyd will start tonight in place of left-hander Cole Hamels, who is reportedly on the shelf with a gastrointestinal illness. Cloyd, 25, is having what has been, without question, his best year as a professional baseball player. In 22 starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, he has posted a 12-1 record, with a 2.35 ERA and 93 strikeouts to 38 walks. He was recently named the International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher. He has pitched remarkably, to be sure. Over the course of this season, he’s gone from relative unknown to an obsession. The success Cloyd has had has caused many fans and pundits to suggest he should be pitching in...
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