Rough night for Lehigh Valley – the lineup managed just five singles off of Syracuse pitching, while the pitchers, Jeremy Horst excluded, were, not to be hyperbolic, a giant pile of flaming medical waste. You’ll get ‘em next time, boys.
Brock Stassi and Pete Lavin each went deep for Reading, while Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan notched doubles. MAG tallied his third save, with reports from Mike Drago (@mldrago) saying his FB was regularly touching 97 on the stadium gun, and he was using his change-up as an out pitch. Conjures up memories of Ryan Madson, (and no, that’s not a comp).
Nice line from Colin Kleven in a losing effort – 5R, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K in 5IP, as the Threshers were shut down by Bucs stud Tyler Glasnow, whose ERA now matches his BAA, 1.77 and .177. Impressive on both counts. And in the night cap, (and yes, I said this on Twitter, but I thought it was pretty good so I’ll just plagiarize myself here), Roman Quinn was just a Carlos Tocci away from hitting for the cycle. RT please? Oh wait…
Elsewhere, Dylan Cozens with two hits, a walk and a steal (his 17th). Willians Astudillo went deep (4). 2014 19th rounder Joey Denato stranded two Yacksel Rios runners, then pitched three more scoreless innings of his own with a total of four strikeouts. He’s tallied 20K and 6BB in 16.2IP across two levels thus far. The bottom of the WIL lineup tried to carry the club to victory, led by a bomb from Rhys Hoskins, a 3-3 from Emmanuel Marrero and two hits from Drew Stankiewicz, but to no avail Brandon Liebrandt put up a great line that included seven Ks, but Nathan Thornhill let it slip away. In the GCL, Denton Keys gave up just 1H, 2BB, 4K in 4 scoreless IP, while Jose Pujols bashed two solo home runs.
Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB. http://www.milb.com/scoreboard/index.jsp?sid=milb&org=143&ymd=20140717