Lehigh Valley lost 7-4 to Durham. Adam Morgan threw 95 pitches in 5.2 innings. He left with a runner on second base and 4 runs across. Adam Loewen walked all 4 batters he faced in the 6-run sixth inning. The IronPigs commited 4 errors. Maikel Franco went 2-5 with another double and an RBI.
Reading beat Richmond, 5-0. Ben Lively scattered 6 hits and a walk over 7.0 innings. Roman Quinn homered left-handed in 5 at bats. Aaron Altherr went 1-3 with a walk. Brock Stassi went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Gabriel Lino chipped in a hit and picked a runner off second. Lively singled in 3 at bats and picked a runner off first.
Clearwater beat Tampa 8-5 in 10 innings after losing a 5-3 lead late in the game. Victor Arano made his second start and ran into difficulties in the middle innings again. He unleashed 3 wild pitches, 2 of which figured into the scoring. Still, he was in line for the win thanks to 2 outfield assists by Andrew Pullin. Closer Ulises Joaquin allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth and the game-tying run to score in the ninth – set up by a leadoff walk to an .086 batter who had already struck out twice and hit a soft line drive double play to Angelo Mora. Mark Leiter picked up his first professional save with 2 strike outs in the tenth. Pullin doubled in the game-winning run. Dylan Cozens hit the ball well, he had 3 hits and 3 RBI tonight. Chase Harris started his third consecutive game. Zach Green had an RBI on a line drive single. Angelo Mora had a 2-hit game. One of Pullin’s assists saved a run when he and Mora nabbed a runner at third before a runner could cross the plate. After the walk in the ninth, Tampa sacrifice bunted twice, and it worked.
I have noticed how aggressive the Threshers are at the plate. Of the 42 batters who had at bats, 23 swung at the first pitch, 13 put the first pitch in play. Astudillo swung at the first pitch in all 5 at bats putting the ball in play on 4 first pitches. He saw 6 pitches in his other at bat. Andrew Pullin swung at the first pitch in 4 of 5 at bats putting 3 in play. He saw 6 pitches in his final at bat (the RBI double, his only hit).
Lakewood scheduled off.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- J.P. Crawford played the field in an XST game Monday. His first play was a backhand in the hole, testing the oblique he had strained in camp this spring. (I hope he’s not playing in XST tomorrow. That might mean that he would be activated for the Threshers Tuesday night. Yes, I’m that selfish. I want to see as much of him as possible before he goes to Reading in, oh I don’t know, June?)
- Reading put Ryan O’Sullivan on the 7-Day DL.
- Lee Ridenhour was assigned from Clearwater to Reading.
- Clearwater activated Reiner Roibal off the TIL.