Just a quick recap of last night’s action.
Lakewood drops their opener 4-0. Bob covered this one, so I’ll just say it was nice to see Dominic Brown off to a good start. We won’t know lineup positioning for a while, as I’m sure some guys will drift around, but its interesting that Dominic Brown would be leading off, as he has some power potential. Then again, getting your best prospects the most AB’s is the goal, and batting leadoff is the best way to do that.
Clearwater dropped a squeaker 2-1. Adrian Cardenas stole the show with 2 doubles in his debut. Joe Savery came on after Brad Lidge’s rehab assignment and had mixed results. He allowed only 3 hits in 5 innings while striking out 7, but he walked 5 guys. Matt Spencer, who I assumed the Phillies would conservatively start in Lakewood, went 1/4 with a run.
Reading thumped Altoona 8-3, the lone Phillies affiliate win on Thursday. Jason Donald was 2/5 with a double and 2 RBI. Jeremy Slayden 1 upped him going 3/5 with a triple. Andrew Carpenter didn’t have his best stuff but pitched well enough to win, going 5 innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 earned runs, with 2 strikeouts and no walks.
Lehigh Valley went down without a fight 4-0. Yankees expensive mistake Kei Igawa was perfect through 6 innings, with the Iron Pigs lone hit coming from 4A OF Brandon Watson. JA Happ lasted only 4 innings, allowing 3 ER on 5 hits with 1 BB and 4 K.
Also, for those of you who like quick access to the box scores, here’s what I do. In Firefox, I have a folder on my bookmarks toolbar that has links to the scoreboards for the 4 main leagues. Those links are
Just bookmark those links and you’ll have easy access.