Lehigh Valley blew a ninth inning lead and lost to Syracuse, 5-4. Paul Clemens allowed 3 runs (2 earned) in 6.0 innings. Mike Nesseth pitched a scoreless inning. Cesar Jimenez blew the save in the ninth inning and took the loss. The Chiefs line up included Tony Gwynn, Steven Lerud, and Cutter Dykstra.
Reading lost 4-3 to New Hampshire. Tom Windle scattered 9 hits over 6.0 innings. He allowed one run on a home run. Elvis Araujo blew the save and took the loss when he surrendered a 3-run home run in the eighth inning. Both homers and all 4 RBIs were the work of Jake Fox, remember him? Roman Quinn went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple. Brock Stassi and Art Charles had 2 hits each. Brian Pointer pitched in with a solo home run.
Clearwater dropped an 8-1 decision to Jupiter. Colin Kleven gave up 7 of the runs on 11 hits. The Threshers managed just 6 singles. Dom Brown had 2 of them and their only RBI.
Lakewood defeated Greensboro 4-1 and raised their record to 3-2. Chris Oliver outpitched Ben Holmes over 5 innings. Yes, that Ben Holmes. Oliver struck out 5 in his 5.0 IP. Austin Davis (Hold) and Matt Hockenberry (Save) each pitched 1-hit ball in 4.0 innings of relief. Jiandido Tromp went 3 for 3. Malquin Canelo and Carlos Tocci had 2 hits each. Tocci had 3 RBIs and Damek Tomscha added one.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.