Lehigh Valley beat Scranton, 6-1. Seve Gonzalez allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 0 walks over 6.0 innings and got the win. Second best outing of the day. Cesar Jimenez got a 2.0 inning hold on 1 hit. Colton Murray struck out one in his one mop up inning. Maikel Franco went 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Reading lost 12-4 to Akron while committing 5 errors. Tom Windle had a tough night allowing 9 runs (8 earned) on 9 hits, 3 walks, and 2 home runs. Roman Quinn went 2 for 5 with 3 Ks. Aaron Altherr was 2 for 4 with and RBI. Brian Pointer was 2 for 4 with a solo home run (Reading’s only XBH).
Clearwater shut out Tampa 3-0. Leibrandt pitched very well. His performance was the best by the organization tonight (IMO). More here.
Lakewood won 8-5. Riccardo Pinto got the win although he was responsible for all the Grasshoppers’ runs. The ‘Claws hitters had a power surge – 13 hits, 5 XBH, 4 HRs. Malquin Canelo had a solo home run to start the scoring in the third, two outs later Rhys Hoskins chipped in with his first of two. Herlis Rodriguez stole home as part of a double steal in the fourth. Carlos Tocci had a lead off double in the fifth and was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. Hoskins followed with his second home run. Derek Campbell tied the game with a solo home run in the sixth. They pushed across the go-ahead run on a HBP in the seventh inning. Hoskins finished 4 for 4, Campbell 3 for 4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Bonus coverage – Okay, some of you got your wish today. Mitch Guellar had a bat in his hands during an intrasquad game that was held at the Carpenter Complex. He was one of the bat boys during the game. Sorry, couldn’t resist. The bat boy for the other team was J.P. Crawford. Hopefully, the next step for Crawford is an XST game. Another camp day tomorrow, then Bradenton on Thursday, the Complex on Friday, Dunedin on Saturday.
I’m sure that most of you have heard by now that Matt Imhof went on the 7-Day DL for a strained left shoulder on Friday, April 17th.