Lehigh Valley (16-26) beat the Charlotte Knights, 3-1. Cody Asche went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Brian Bogusevic hit a 2-run home run. Joely Rodriguez allowed 4 hits in 7.0 innings and walked three. IronPigs pitchers held the Knights to 4 hits but walked six. Kyle Drabek took the loss for Charlotte. Jason Berken pitches Friday.
Reading (20-18) – no game scheduled. Zach Eflin pitches Friday in Portland.
Clearwater (20-21) beat the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-0. Mark Leiter scattered 6 hits and a walk over 8.0 innings. Due to a pair of caught stealings and a double play, he only faced 28 batters. Ulises Joaquin struck out 2 in the ninth. He hit one of the 4 batters he faced (after recording 2 outs), probably retaliation for Aaron Brown and Dylan Cozens who were hit by Cardinals pitchers. Cozens went 4-4 with a double. J.P. Crawford went 3-5, Angelo Mora went 2-4, and Andrew Knapp went 2-5 with a HR and 4 RBI. David Whitehead takes the mound on Friday.
Lakewood (18-20) did not play. Their game against Greensboro was postponed due to weather. Ranfi Casimiro pitches game one on Friday, Chris Oliver game two.
DSL Phillies begin their season on Saturday, May 30th.
VSL Phillies (1-3) lost to the VSL Tigers, 4-2. Abdallah Aris gave up a solo home run in 2 relief innings but struck out three. Tanis Lara came on for the ninth and struck out two. Adrian Acosta went 2-4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- HP Adam Loewen assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- C Blake Forsythe assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.