Maikel Franco was 2-5 with a double and Jim Murphy hit his second home run of the year in support of Jonathan Pettibone, who allowed 1R on 4H, 1BB, 5K in 5IP. His bullpen backed him up well, throwing four scoreless innings, including two from Phillippe Aumont, who allowed one hit and had one K. Tyson Gillies left the game in the third inning after diving back into first on a Ronny Cedeno line drive. @TomHousenick says it sounds like trouble with his left wrist. We’ll have to wait and see how that pans out, but figure a guy with Gillies luck will probably miss a ton of time that someone with reasonable karma on their side would not.
Cesar Hernandez went deep, Aaron Altherr had two hits, including a run-scoring double off of a rehabbing Doug Fister, and Cameron Perkins was on base twice. Unfortunately, Hoby Milner gave up four bombs to Harrisburg. That’s not a recipe for success, in case you were wondering, but it does beat…
Mark Leiter Jr. couldn’t escape the first inning. He recorded just one out while allowing six earned runs. He left the bases full, but Carlos Tocci threw out a runner at the plate trying to tag on a flyball out off of reliever Julio Reyes. Neither Reyes, nor Delvi Francisco, nor Cody Forsythe could stop the bleeding, however, as Asheville put up 14 runs on 16 hits and four Lakewood errors. I’m not the kind of guy who likes to tell people how to do their jobs, but were I, I would suggest they do it “better”. Damn, I should be a manager.
On the bright side, four Lakewood Blueclaws had two hits a piece – Dylan Cozens had two doubles, Andrew Pullin had a single and his second home run, Samuel Hiciano had a single and a double, and Willians Astudillo had two singles.