Lehigh Valley beat Louisville, 12-1. Jason Berken struck out 6 over 5.0 innings. Cesar Jimenez, Hector Neris, and Nick Hill pitched 4 innings of 1-walk relief. Maikel Franco went 3-5 with a HR and 2 RBI. Brian Bogusevic and Jordan Danks added HRs. Dom Brown went 1-6.
Reading held on to beat New Hampshire, 11-9. Jesse Biddle was staked to a 7-0 lead but allowed 10 hits and 2 walks in 4-plus innings and couldn’t stick around long enough for the decision. Hoby Milner, Lee Ridenhour, and Stephen Shackleford contributed to the Fisher Cats 19-hit attack as the Phils held on to win. Shack did get his 5th save. Art Charles and Cam Perkins homered and combined for 5 RBI. Brodie Greene, Gustavo Pierre, Charles, and Perkins had multi-hit games. Every starter had at least one hit in their 15-hit attack.
Clearwater lost 2-1 to Brevard County. Story here.
Lakewood was not scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- J.P. Crawford played nine innings in XST today. I hope he is activated for the Threshers’game tomorrow.
- Darin Mastroianni was sold by the Phillies to the Nationals. That leaves an open roster spot in Lehigh Valley.
- Shane Watson pitched one inning in an XST game in Tampa Tuesday. He threw only fastballs and was reported to be 88-92. If all goes well, he should be on schedule to throw again on Monday, which would be in Tampa again.
- C John Hester assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He had been rehabbing in XST.
- Reading Fightin Phils placed C Gabriel Lino on the 7-day disabled list. Strained left knee.