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.
Reading lost to Harrisburg, 4-1. Zach Eflin gave up all 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 6.0 innings. Roman Quinn went 2-4, scored a run, and stole a base. Brock Stassi went 2-4 with an RBI. Cam Perkins threw out a runner at home. Gabriel Lino picked a runner off second base.
Clearwater dropped the first game of a series opening double header to Charlotte, 8-2. More here. Clearwater’s second game was postponed due to rain. It is scheduled to be made up as part of a double header tomorrow. First game at 10:30AM, Yacksel Rios gets the start. Brandon Leibrandt is set to start the second game. Victor Arano is penciled in for Thursday’s game and TBD after that as the Threshers are still recovering from the virus that struck the team over the weekend, not food poisoning as reported earlier.
Lakewood beat Asheville, 9-5. Josh Taylor pitched 5.0 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. With Malquin Canelo getting a day off, Herlis Rodriguez batted leadoff and went 2 for 4 with a walk and solo home run, his second. Chace Numata went 2 for 5. Carlos Tocci went 1 for 4 with a walk. Rhys Hoskins went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and a solo home run. Derek Campbell went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Franklyn Kilome was scheduled to pitch against Tampa at the Complex today. Unfortunately they changed venues and I couldn’t get to Tampa in time. To further irritate me, I found out later that Shane Watson also pitched. wtf.
- Philadelphia Phillies optioned LF Cody Asche to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Sean O’Sullivan from the 15-day disabled list.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed C Tommy Joseph on the 7-day disabled list.
- C Logan Moore assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Nick Hill assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Reading Fightin Phils activated C Gabriel Lino from the 7-day disabled list.
- Reading Fightin Phils placed LHP Ethan Stewart on the 7-day disabled list. left bicep strain.
- Clearwater Threshers activated CF Aaron Brown from the 7-day disabled list.
- Carlos Duran assigned to Phillies Extended Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- C Lenin Rodriguez assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.
- INF Joseph Miranda assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.
- OF Luis Mendoza assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.