Lehigh Valley lost to Columbus, 6-2. Joely Rodriguez allowed 2 runs in 7.0 quality innings. IronPig pitchers issued no walks during the game. Jason Berken came on in relief in a tie game and gave up the go-ahead runs. Maikel Franco went 2-4 with his 4th home run. Dom Brown went 1-4 with a double, but was picked off second. The ‘Pigs managed only two other hits. Miny Mart is a member of the Clippers. At .165, it appears he can’t hit at AAA either.
Reading lost to Harrisburg, 6-3. Jesse Biddle allowed 3 earned runs in 6.0 innings. He allowed 7 hits and 3 walks, but 2 of the walks came in an inning where he struck out two batters and retired the third on an infield pop up. His final walk was to leadoff an inning and became the tying run. The Senators went on to score three runs without getting a ball out of the infield. Roman Quinn went 2-4 with 2 stolen bases. Aaron Altherr went 1-3 with a solo home run. Brock Stassi got a pinch hit double. Logan Moore threw out 2 of 2 potential base stealers.
Clearwater’s game against the Southern Division leading Charlotte StoneCrabs was postponed due to illness. Five or six players came down with food poisoning. The game will be made up as part of double header on Tuesday. Yacksel Rios will start in place of Colin Kleven, one of the stricken, in the first game. Rios went 4 unspectacular innings in a defeat on April 9th. He pitched better in 1-hit, 5 K relief in 3.1 innings on May 3rd. David Whitehead will start in the night-cap. The rotation after tomorrow is TBD.
Lakewood beat Asheville, 8-2. Riccardo Pinto had another stellar appearance – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K. Joey Denato chipped in with 3 K in his two innings. After having been shutout the past two games, the BlueClaws scored in 5 of 8 innings. Rhys Hoskins wnet 3-3 with 2 RBI. Damek Tomscha had a 2-run homer. Cord Sandberg went 0-2 but provided 2 sacrifice fly balls. Canelo had 2 hits. Herlis Rodriguez went 3-4 with 2 doubles. Numata got another hit. Carlos Tocci went hitless and is down to .350 after topping out at .400 a week ago. Since his 4 for 7 Friday won’t count until the end of the season, Tocci is officially 1 for his last 20.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Clearwater Threshers placed 1B Zach Green on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2015. Broken wrist. CORRECTION: Downgraded to sprained left wrist.
- SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters (out of XST).
- VSL Phillies released RHP Alejandro Garcia. (He was in XST.)