Lehigh Valley – not game scheduled.
Reading – not game scheduled.
Lakewood lost to Augusta, 4-2. Sean O’Sullivan got a rehab start. Tyler Viza pitched the final four innings and took the loss with 3 unearned runs in the ninth. Malquin Canelo had 4 of the ‘Claws 7 hits. Deivi Grullon homered in the bottom of the ninth. Carlos Tocci is 1 for his last 12.
Clearwater beat division-leading Daytona behind Brandon Leibrandt, 6-2. The southpaw pitched 8.0 innings. The two runs he allowed scored after a diving catch by center fielder Chase Harris on a sinking line drive was ruled a trap. (I was listening to the Daytona feed, they believed it was a catch initially.) Leibrandt allowed 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out seven. J.P. Crawford had 2 hits and a walk. Andrew Pullin had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Williand Astudillo had 2 hits and an RBI. Chase Harris had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Drew Stankiewicz had the games’ only XBH, a double in 2 at bats. He also walked and put down a successful sacrifice. Leibrandt, who came into the game having induced one double play ball, got three tonight. Crawford commited two fielding errors.
The first place Totugas (it’s a turtle) are loaded. Twelve of the players on their roster are listed in MLB’s top 28. A thirteenth is on the DL. They have the FSL version of Reading’s rotation. It’s made up of several prospects –
- #3, Nick Howard (2014, 1st-19);
- #5, Amir Garrett (2011, 22nd-685);
- #6, Nicholas Travieso(2012, 1st-14);
- #12, Sal Romano(2011, 23rd-725); and
- #15, Jackson Stephens (2012, 18th-562).
They faced #6 Travieso Thursday and managed to score 3 unearned runs off him.
Their line up also contained six prospects –
- #7, SS Alex Blandino (2014, 1st-29);
- #9, LF Phil Ervin (2013, 1st-17);
- #16, 3B Taylor Sparks (2014, 2nd-58);
- #20, C Chad Wallach (2013, 5th, 142);
- #23, 2B Carlton Daal (LA FA 8/21/2012); and
- #26, DH Sebastion Elizalde (LA FA, 5/7/2013).
#25 OF Junior Arias (LA FA, 7/2/2008) DNP. #11 OF Aristedes Aquino (LA FA 1/18/2011) is on the DL.
The Threshers have 8 of the top 30 MLB prospects on their roster –
- #1 Crawford
- #13 Knapp
- #18 Arano
- #20 Cozens
- #23 Aaron Brown
- #27 Zach Green
- #28 Leibrandt
- #29 Elniery Garcia
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.