Lehigh Valley lost to Buffalo, 2-1. Maikel Franco had 2 of the ‘Pigs 4 hits. Dom Brown was in the line up and went 0-4. P.J. Clemens lasted 3 innings throwing 74 pitches (39/34)and walking seven. Seth Rosin took the loss.
Reading beat Richmond, 6-5 in 10 innings. Jesse Biddle survived a 2-run, 31-pitch first inning and allowed just 2 singles over his next 5 innings. By then Reading had the lead, but Ethan Stewart blew the save opportunity in the 7th inning. Mike Nesseth came in to clean up another mess in the 8th inning. Richmond decided to pitch to Brock Stassi, who had come in during a double-switch in the eighth, even though they had a base open. Stassi tied the game with a 2-run single. Stephen Shackleford struck out 3 in the 10th and earned the win when Richmond had to pitch to Stassi again with 2 on and nobody out in the bottom of the tenth. Stassi singled, game over.
Clearwater won 7-3. Colin Kleven pitched a stronger game than the box score indicates. Reinier Roibal was charged with a blown save (probably not deserved) and picked up the win. Eight starters collected 10 hits, nine singles. Willians Astudillo singled home the go ahead run and Dylan Cozens crushed a “Thome-esque” home run over the light standard in right. More here.
Lakewood lost 6-4 to Hagerstown with Carlos Tocci on the bench. Cord Sandberg and Tim Zier collected 2 hits a piece. Ranfi Casimiro allowed 4 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits and 3 walks, and didn’t survive the fifth inning.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Bonus coverage – Kelly Dugan is back in town, walking around the Complex without the boot.