Lehigh Valley lost to Rochester, 5-4. They wasted a fine start by Seve Gonzalez who gave up one run in 6.0 innings. Colton Murray loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Seth Rosin came in an allowed all 3 inherited runners to score without recording an out, but he managed to not affect his own ERA. This is the resume of a reliever who is likely to be released someday soon. Dom Brown went 3-4. Cody Asche went 0-4.
Reading shutout Erie, 2-0 behind six, 4-hit innings by Aaron Nola. Cam Perkins went 2-3 with an RBI. Brock Stassi had the other RBI. Roman Quinn notched his 17th stolen base.
Clearwater Beat Daytona, 6-2. When the Threshers took a lead in the third innng, it was their first lead in a game since last Saturday night. The game was delayed by rain in the bottom of the first inning. This forced the managers to pull their starters and go to the bullpens early. Colin Kleven threw all of 15 pitches. He began the game following their game plan of pitching the Tortugas inside, and hit batters with his first 2 pitches. Cody Forsythe came on to pitch 4.0 innings for the second time this season. His one blemish was a walk and 2-run homer in the fourth, but he struck out five. Miguel Nunez pitched 2.0 hitless innings, walking one batter and hitting another. Edubray Ramos finished up and saved the victory for Forsythe. Most of Kleven’s FB were in the low 90s, T94. Forsythe mostly 88-89, T90-91 six times. Nunez was 92-93, 94. Ramos was 92-95. I spoke with another scout during the rain delay, and among other things found out that his gun shows the Bright House gun to be both “hot” and inconsistent. Crawford, Knapp, Brown, and Mora had 2-hit games. Crawford had 2 RBIs and was 1-2 stealing bases. Andrew Pullin struck out on the last pitch before the rain delay. He swung hard at a pitch low and away in an awkward fashion. He limped out of the batter’s box, and was replaced by Cozens 2.25 hours later when the game resumed. The limp would lead you to think he suffered an injury below the waist, but the swing reminded me of the Kelly Dugan oblique injury I witnessed in 2013. I hope to have more definitive information tomorrow.
Lakewood wasted a complete game, 5-hitter by Ranfi Casimiro and lost 1-0 to Kannapolis. Carlos Tocci and Deivi Grullon each had two of the BlueClaws 6 hits.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Philadelphia Phillies recalled Maikel Franco from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Philadelphia Phillies sent Dustin McGowan outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed SS Edgar Duran on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 14, 2015.
- RHP Reinier Roibal assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
- RHP Jesen Therrien assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- Manny Martinez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.