Lehigh Valley managed a come from ahead loss against Indianapolis, 6-5. Adam Morgan only given up 3 runs on 10 hits in his 6.0 innings. He left with a 5-3 lead. He was still the pitcher of record going into the bottom of the ninth. Hector Neris blew the save and the game. The batter he walked in the inning ultimately became the winning run. Maikel Franco went 2 for 4, and stole his first base of the season.
Reading lost 4-1 to Portland. Tom Windle had a line, Aaron Altherr had an assist, and Roman Quinn had a steal. Windle lasted 2.0 innings. He threw 53 pitches and only 20 strikes. He walked 7 in those two innings. But, he didn’t give up a run. After he walked the bases loaded, Altherr threw out a runner trying to score on a fly out. Before getting out of the inning, he walked the bases loaded again. Then he walked them loaded in the following inning. His line –
- 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 7 BB, 2 K.
Mike Nesseth lost the game late. Roman Quinn went 1 for 3 and stole his 10th base of the season. KC Serna drove in their only run with a triple. Gustavo Pierre had 2 hits.
Clearwater beat Dunedin 8-2. Brandon Leibrandt got the win, Dylan Cozens went 4 for 4. Cozens and Pullin each hit their second home runs of the season. More here.
Lakewood beat Savannah, 4-0. Chris Oliver pitched 7.0 innings of shut out ball. He scattered 7 hits and struck out six. No walks! Jesen Therrien pitched 2 innings of 1-hit relief. Carlos Tocci went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Rhys Hoskins went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- J.P. Crawford started for Team 5 today (the Williamsport squad). He played all nine innings at short. He went 1 for 3 with a walk.
- Alejandro Arteaga pitched 5.0 innings. His fastball gained a little velocity as he pitched deeper into the game. It was 89-92 mph. He struck out the side in the fifth inning, seven total. Two hits, 2 walks. Command good except for the second inning. Chace Numata threw out 2 of his base runners.
- Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day disabled list.
- Will Morris assigned to Phillies Extended Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- Carlos Duran made his debut with Clearwater Saturday in CF and went 0-4.
- Philadelphia Phillies optioned David Buchanan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Philadelphia Phillies recalled Elvis Araujo from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Chad Billingsley is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies on Tuesday.
- Seve Gonzalez is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies on Sunday.
- Sean O’Sullivan will make a rehab start for Lakewood this week.
- And, I heard that Ryan Howard’s 10 and 5 rights went into effect.