Lehigh Valley lost to the Durham Bulls, 9-3. Dom Brown was in the line up and went 1-4, pulling his average up to .150. Joely Rodriguez and Jason Berken pitched 4.0 innings each and threw a combined 140 pitches.
Reading beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6-4. Jesse Biddle gave up 3 earned runs in 5.0 innings, 86 pitches but only one walk. Ethan Stewart pitched a perfect sixth inning. Elvis Araujo struck out 4 in 2.0 innings. Nefi Ogando picked up the save with 2 strike outs in the ninth. KC Serna (2), Aaron Altherr (2), Cameron Perkins (2), and Brodie Greene (3) had multi-hit games. Perkins pushed his average up over .200, Altherr is back above .300. Roman Quinn had a hit and stole his 9th base.
Clearwater was scheduled off after playing 20 days in a row. They are 10-10. After 20 games last season they were 5-15 and on their way to a 5-21 April. Their leading hitter was Pete Lavin (.292). Their leadoff hitter was hitting .217 (Brian Pointer), clean up hitter .195 (Harold Martinez). Willie Carmona (.111), Nick Ferdinand (.143), and Justin Parr (.136) were well on their way to playing themselves out of the organization.
Lakewood beat the Augusta GreeJackets, 4-2. Josh Taylor pitched 7.0 three-hit innings allowing 1 earned run and striking out nine. Jesen Therrien gave up a run in 2.0 innings but picked up his second save. Carlos Tocci went 1-3 with a double (and his average dropped to .356). Rhys Hoskins went 2-4 and crept over .300.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- More on Monday’s XST game. Not only did J.P. Crawford make his first defensive start, but he faced rehabbing, major leaguer Chris Capuano. The Yankees’ left hander allowed only one hit in his 4.0 innings. Crawford was the player to get that hit. A hit off a major league left hander, not too shabby.
- After yesterday’s rain out, Crawford played 5-6 innings at short today in an intrasquad game. No chances. He hit the ball hard in 3 ABs and drew a walk. Too be honest, he looks bored at this level. Time to move up?
- Hoby Milner threw 3-4 innings, mid 80s but only allowed a couple base runners.
- Yoel Mecias and Yacksel Rios struggled in multiple inning stints. One was hit around (mecias, i think) and the other was wild, hitting several batters ((Rios?). In either case, neither impressed.