Lehigh Valley won 6-5, its second game of the season. Joely Rodriguez allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5.0 innings. Hector Neris blew the save but got the win. He struck out 3 in his 2.0 innings. Colton Murray got the save. Maikel Franco contributed a home run and 2 RBIs. Syracuse struck out 10 IronPig batters.
Reading lost a walk-off 5-4 to New Hampshire. Ben Lively allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 home runs in the first two innings, but settled down and pitched well over his next 4.0 innings. Ethan Stewart allowed only a seventh inning walk in his 1.2 innings before yielding to Nefi Ogando after a strike out and with two out and nobody on in the eighth. Ogando struck out the dangerous Jake Fox, but gave up a walk and home run in the ninth to blow the save and lose the game. Roman Quinn opened with a triple, collected 3 hits, scored 2 runs, stole 2 bases, and hit into a 4-6-3 double play (yeah, I’m surprised at that, too). Brock Stassi went 2-3 and picked up 2 more RBIs (that’s 10 for the season).
Clearwater collected 11 hits in a 6-1 victory over Jupiter. Dom Brown was not in the line up. Aaron Brown had a double and a triple, Willians Astudillo had a double and a home run with 3 RBIs, and Andrew Knapp added 2 more hits. Dylan Cozens chipped in 2 RBIs. Every Thresher struck out at least once, 12 total. Matt Imhof allowed 1 run in 5.0 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. Lee “R.A.” Ridenhour allowed 2 hits and struck out 4 in 3.0 innings of relief. Cody Forsythe pitched a scoreless ninth. Astudillo threw out a potential base stealer. Imhof threw another one out at third.
Lakewood beat Greensboro 9-1. Elniery Garcia (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 unearned run), Alexis Rivero (2.0 IP 1 H, 4 K), and Joey Denato (1.0 hitless inning) shut down the Grasshoppers. The BlueClaws collected 10 hits and 8 walks. The big blow was Carlos Tocci’s tie-breaking grand slam in the fourth inning. Tocci, Jiandido Tromp, and Deivi Grullon each had 2 hits. Tromp and Rhys Hoskins each added an RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.