Lehigh Valley came from behind to tie Rochester and win 6-5 in 11 innings. Adam Morgan got roughed up for all 5 Red Wing runs in 4.1 innings. The bullpen (Berken, Jimenez, Loewen, and Rosin) shut down the Red Wings with 4 hits and a walk over the final 6.2 innings. Maikel Franco went 2-4 with 2 walks and a game-tying RBI single. Cody Asche went 2-6 with an RBI and was thrown out attempting to score from second on a single to left. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-5 and drove in the go-ahead run with a double. Rochester intentionally walked Franco to get to Dom Brown who popped up to end the inning.
Reading shutout Erie, 2-0 behind Ben Lively who held the SeaWolves to 3 hits and a walk in 7.0 innings while striking out five. Stephen Shackleford picked up his seventh save. Roman Quinn scored the first run on a Brock Stassi sacrifice fly. Cam Perkins homered to center to notch their other run. Quinn and Stassi had 2 hits each. Quinn also stole his 16th base.
Clearwater was shutout for 8 innings before losing to Port Charlotte 5-1. Victor Arano had trouble locating his fastball. Eighteen of his 41 fastballs were balls. Five of his 23 fastball strikes were hit very hard. One was driven off the top of the fence in right centerfield (a home run on a less windy night). Another was driven deep into the Tiki Terrace in left. Two were hard hit singles and the fifth was scalded right at Crawford for an out. The 7 hits and 2 walks he allowed accounted for 4 of the Stone Crabs runs. He gave up Port Charlotte’s 6th home run of the 4-game series. The Crabs came into the series with 8 home runs in the season’s first 30 games. Arano’s fastball ranged from 90 to 93, and touched 94-95 five times. Harold Guerrero allowed a run on 6 base runners in 2.2 innings. He also allowed an inherited runner to score. His FB was 92-93, T94. Ulises Joaquin finished up. He inherited 3 runners and stranded them. He was at 94-95, but whatever he throws 10 mph slower is his nasty pitch. Keep in mind that the gun at Bright House is “hot”. Scouts guns are usually 1-2 mph slower on balls over 90, 1 mph slower on balls under 90. And sometimes the readings match. Go figure. Oh, yeah. Now the offense. Andrew Pullin and Drew Stankiewicz had 2 hits each. Pullin also threw out a runner at the plate. Chace Numata went 1-3 in his first game back in Clearwater. He started at catcher and threw out 2 of 2 base stealers. Willians Astudillo had the Threshers’ only other hit and only RBI in the ninth. After scoring a run in the 6th inning of the first game of the series, the Threshers were shutout until they scored in the final inning of the series tonight, a scoreless streak of 23 innings. The low point was the 6th inning when Stankiewicz led off with a single and Crawford followed with a walk. Charlotte’s Ryne Stanek threw 9 consecutive strikes and retired Pullin, Knapp, and Cozens swinging. Let’s hope that the team is recovered from the virus that affected many of the players this week. They take on division leading Daytona in a rematch of last weekend’s series that Clearwater won 2 games to one.
Lakewood came from behind twice before beating Kannapolis 5-4 in 10 innings. Tyler Viza was on the hook for the loss after 6.0 innings. He had allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 3 hits and 3 walks although he had recorded 9 strike outs. However, the bullpen of Davis, Hockenberry, and Rivero held the Intimidators at bay until the offense could mount its second comeback of the game. Malquin Canelo had singled and scored in the first on Carlos Tocci’s RBI single. Jiandido Tromp hit an RBI triple in the fourth and completed the first comeback when he scored on Herlis Rodriguez’ sacrifice fly. Tromp circled the bases and scored to lead off the seventh with his second triple and a throwing error by the relay man. Canelo scored the game winner on a Tocci triple in the tenth. Tromp went 3-4 with a double, 2 triples, and an RBI. Canelo went 5-3 with a double. Tocci went 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Chace Numata assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- Reading Fightin Phils released C Corey Bass.
- C Jose Mayorga assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.
- Reading Fightin Phils released RHP Mike Nesseth.
- C Blake Forsythe assigned to Reading Fightin Phils. He was acquired from Oakland for cash.
- Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from VSL Phillies.
- Jesus Alastre assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
- Jose Antequera assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
- Daniel Romero assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
- Carlos Indriago assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
- RHP Abdallah Aris assigned to VSL Phillies.
- 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to VSL Phillies.
- 2B Raul Rivas assigned to VSL Phillies.
- 2B Jhon Meison Herrera assigned to VSL Phillies.
- RHP Williams Mendoza assigned to VSL Phillies.
- RHP Mauricio Llovera assigned to VSL Phillies.
- RHP Orlando Freites assigned to VSL Phillies.
- LHP Oskerlly Sanchez assigned to VSL Phillies.
- LHP Denny Martinez assigned to VSL Phillies.
- RHP Orangel Lopez assigned to VSL Phillies.
- C Lenin Rodriguez assigned to VSL Phillies.
- VSL Phillies placed 1B Joseph Miranda on the 7-day disabled list.
- VSL Phillies placed RF Juan Avila on the 7-day disabled list.