Lehigh Valley (17-26) beat the Charlotte Knights, 3-1. Again. Cody Asche went 1-4, Dom Brown 0-3 with a walk and stolen base. Jason Berken pitched 5.0 shutout innings for the win. Cesar Jimenez picked up his 4th save. Phillippe Aumont (1-1, 1.38) pitches tomorrow.
Reading (21-18) beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 6-2. Zach Eflin pitched 8.2 inningsof 4-hit, 5 strike out ball. Eflin had faced one batter over the minimum through the first 8 innings. Lee Ridenhour threw 2 pitches to gain his first save. Brock Stassi went 3-3 with 2 RBI. Gabriel Lino went 3-4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Roman Quinn had a hit but was picked off second and caught stealing for the 7th time this season. Tom Windle (0-3, 5.35) pitches game one of a double header tomorrow, the game two pitcher is still TBD.
Clearwater (20-22) lost to the Palm Beach Cardinals, 1-0. David Whitehead pitched well but got little offensive support. He allowed 2 hits and walked 4 in 6.0 innings. The Cardinals lone run came on a hit batter, stolen base, and two ground outs. The Threshers managed only four hits, all singles. Crawford had 2 hits. Brandon Leibrandt (4-2, 2.38) pitches tomorrow.
Lakewood (19-21) split their double header with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 4-0 and 1-2. In game one, Ranfi Casimiro pitched a 7.0 inning, complete game shutout. He allowed only 2 base hits. The Grasshoppers other 2 base runners came on BlueClaw fielding errors. Rhys Hoskins went 1-1 with a walk and an RBI. Derek Campbell had 2 RBI. In game two, Chris Oliver pitched a 6-hit, 7.0 inning, complete game. He lost when the BlueClaws couldn’t overcome the 2 runs he gave up in the first inning. Rhys Hoskins went 2-3 and scored their only run. Joel Fisher collected their RBI and had their only other hit. Edgar Garcia (2-4, 3.90) pitches tomorrow.
Williamsport (0-0) starts their season on the road against the State College Spikes on June 19th, home opener on June 20th.
GCL Phillies starts their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.
DSL Phillies begin their season on Saturday, May 30th.
VSL Phillies (2-3) beat the VSL Cubs, 8-3.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Reading Fightin Phils activated C Rene Garcia from the 7-day disabled list.
- RHP Luis Benitez, released from XST.