Box Score Recap – 4/12/2015

Lehigh Valley wins its first game of the season with a 16th inning walk-off against Pawtucket.  And walk-off an accurate description for the game-winning at bat as Russ Canzler drew a walk to force in the winning run.  In another twist, Canzler was also the winning pitcher.  He moved from DH to the mound in the top of the inning as the IronPigs 6th pitcher.  Adam Morgan scattered 6 hits and 3 walks in his first four innings of the season.  Maikel Franco went 3 for 7 with 2 run-scoring doubles.  Tommy Joseph doubled in a game-tying run in the 13th inning.

Reading beat the Portland Seadogs 10-2.  Zach Eflin made his debut and did not disappoint.  He scattered 4 hits over 6 shutout innings.  He walked one and struck out two.  Brock Stassi hit his second home run of the weekend and has 8 RBIs early in the season.

Clearwater losy 6-5 in a come from ahead loss.  The Threshers collected 12 hits and forged two comebacks against the Dunedin Blue Jays.  But, Miguel Nunez struggled, giving up 4 runs in 3.1 innings on 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 HBP while striking out none.  Edubray Ramos blew the save and took the loss in his one inning of work.  Mark Leiter pitched perfect baseball during his 3.2 innings of relief, striking out three.  Dom Brown crushed a solo home run to right.  Drew Stankiewicz collected 3 hits.  Andrew Knapp and Dylan Cozens had 2 hits each.  Cozens had 2 RBIs.  Knapp had one.

Lakewood dropped an 8-0 shoutout to the Kannapolis Intimidators.  Cord Sandberg and Tim Zeir each had two of the BlueClaws 5 hits.  Ranfi Casimiro gave up 6 runs in 5.0 innings.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/12/2015

  1. The story of the season so far is Franco with 4 walks in 4 games. True it is a small sample but he has done it against good pitching and his manager mentioned a change in approach.

    Also liking Knapp’s fast start.

    Very encouraged by Bidddle. Keep it up kid.

  2. And lest we forget, phormer phuture phillie Q. Berry lost the LHV game. He didn’t do something stupid in the field, running the bases or with the bat but he and Canzler fought it out on the mound. 16 innings can wipe your bullpen out. I heard the ball boys were warming up in case it was going another inning.

  3. Nice to see a really strong outing from Eflin. Only threw 83 pitches. 58 for strikes. Sounded like he could have gone longer, but the club wanted to get the bullpen some action. Anyone have any velocity reports from Eflin?

  4. Is Adam Morgan on a pitch count? His pitching line looks like he struggled somewhat.

    1. Coming back from shoulder surgery, he should be on a pitch count. I certainly hope he is. I expect him to struggle. He struggled in the AFL also.

    1. He likely will be in big league camp — they invite a lot of spare catchers. No way he makes the 25-man roster next season.

      1. Really, he has spent very little time behind the plate since he was drafted. The Phillies emphasize defensive development with their catchers and expect a fair amount of polish at the big league level. If anyone moves up from the farm in 2016, it will be Joseph.

  5. At the XST games today Cabrera, who was not here during ST, was the standout in the GCL game. Not only did he throw 2 scoreless innings but he was 93-94 while all the others were 88-89. In the A- game Biter had a double, Encarnacion had two well hit singles(he looks much better than he did last year, maybe he has turned the corner) and Posso had a double and a single. Gamboa played with the GCL group and had a walk and a stolen base while Brito played with the A- team but went hitless. There is video at : https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGkita
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