The Philadelphia Phillies are calling up UNO grad Tyler Cloyd to pitch against the Colorado Rockies at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Cloyd, out of Bellevue East, posted a 3.41 ERA in four starts with Phillies earlier this season, going 2-2.
The 26-year-old is 5-9 with a 4.89 ERA at Class AAA Lehigh Valley this season. In 106 2⁄3 innings he has 87 strikeouts and 23 walks.
However, Cloyd’s made his biggest impact in the second half of the season. A complete-game, three-hit, 4-1 win Wednesday over Syracuse was the latest step.
In seven starts since July 9, he is 4-1 with a 1.34 ERA, going seven innings or more in six of those (a rain delay kept him to two innings in the other).
Drafted in the 18th round in 2008, Cloyd joins Midlanders Cody Asche (Nebraska), Darin Ruf (Westside/Creighton) and Jake Diekman (Wymore/Doane) on the Phillies’ active roster.