Lehigh Valley walks off against Columbus, 6-5, on Maikel Franco’s line drive, 2-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. David Buchanan pitched into the seventh – 6.2 IP, 10 H, 5 r, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Seth Rosin pitched perfect for 1.1 innings. Cesar Jimenez got the win after escaping his bases loaded situation in the ninth. Cody Asche played LF, went 2-2 with 3 walks, and committed no errors. Maikel Franco went 2-4 with a SF and 3 RBI. Dom Brown went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/12/2015
The Threshers lost to division-leading Charlotte in the first game of a double header, 8-2. As I type this, water from a heavy, between games downpour is ponding in foul territory in front of the left field stands. The start of second game is in doubt.
This is probably not a bad outcome for the Threshers. Although they outhit the Stone Crabs 11-10, they still looked to be suffering the after affects of a virus that attacked the coaches and players at the end of their recently completed road trip. Some media outlets had reported that the team had contracted food poisoning, but those stories were incorrect.
After missing significant time during the last two seasons with injuries, one being a serious concussion, Lehigh Valley catcher Tommy Joseph has landed back on the DL with another concussion. Joseph, who was acquired in 2012 in the Hunter Pence deal was hitting just .123 in 73 AB’s with Lehigh Valley this season after accruing just 78 AB’s last season with Reading. I would think there is significant concern about his career at this stage. Catcher Logan Moore has been called up from Reading to take Joseph’s place on the ‘Pigs roster.
After Monday night’s game, Cody Asche was informed that he was being optioned to Lehigh Valley to learn how to play left field. No word on a corresponding move to fill the roster spot. Friday would be the earliest that we should expect Maikel Franco to be promoted.
Todd Zolecki broke the story here.