Lehigh Valley lost 5-4 to Buffalo. Colton Murray blew a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth. Maikel Franco went 2 for 5 with 2 doubles (#7 and 8) and an RBI ( #8). He is hitting .386 for the season, so far.
Reading shut out Richmond 6-0 behind Zach Eflin. He threw 94 pitches (71 strikes) and lasted 8.0 innings – 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K. Cam Perkins (2-3, 2B, RBI), Gabriel Lino (2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), and Harold Martinez (3-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) provided all the offense he needed.
Clearwater dropped the rubber game of their series with Lakeland, 7-5. Yacksel Rios started in Matt Imhof’s slot in the rotation. Recently activated Reinier Roibal was placed on the TIL (Temporary Inactive List) to make room. Rios was 93-94, T95 in the first inning and maintained 93-94 throughout his 4 innings. He surrendered 2 solo HRs after getting two quick outs to open the game. He was dominant the next three innings, but couldn’t get an out and was pulled in the fifth inning after facing 4 batters (1B, 1B, BB, HBP). Rios final line – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR. Kevin Walter came in and allowed the 3 inherited runners to score. Will Morris pitched the final 2 innings and allowed a solo HR. The Threshers faced the Tigers #4 prospect, LHP Kevin Ziomek. They hit him around a little and took the lead in the second inning, but were unable to mount a response to the Tigers’ fifth inning. Chase Harris started in CF and got 3 hits from the lead off position. Mitch Walding (2) and Angelo Mora (3) had multi-hit games as the Threshers posted 11 hits on the afternoon.
Lakewood lost 5-0 to Hagerstown. Carlos Tocci returned to the line up and had 3 of their 5 hits, 2 doubles.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.