Lehigh Valley (18-27) and the Gwinnett Braves were suspended in the bottom of the second inning due to rain. Gwinnett led 1-0 at the time and had runners on second and third with nobody out. The game will resume on Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. as a full, nine-inning game with a seven-inning game following the conclusion of the suspended game. No idea who will take the mound for the suspended game, Anthony Vasquez had been Monday’s starting pitcher. Joely Rodriguez (2-3, 5.18) is scheduled to pitch game two.
Reading (23-20) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs, 8-2. Aaron Nola pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He needed 93 pitches to get that far. Lee Ridenhour allowed 5 runs in relief on 2 home runs. The Phils went meekly until the ninth when they scored 2 meaningless runs. One came on Cameron Perkins’ third home run. The other scored on a wild pitch. KC Serna went 3-4. Jesse Biddle (3-1, 4.84) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (22-22) had an off day. Still no decision on Tuesday’s starting pitcher against the Fort Myers Miracle. Tuesday should be Victor Arano’s (0-5, 6.44 in 6 starts) turn in the rotation. They could skip his spot and go with Mark Leiter (3-0, 1.30). Maybe Arano has pitched himself into the bullpen and they are going to give Miguel Nunez (0-1, 4.97)another shot. Or maybe even Yacksel Rios (0-1, 3.31)or Yoel Mecias (0-0, 0.00).
Lakewood (21-22) lost to West Virginia Power, 4-2. Josh Taylor pitched into the sixth inning. He got the first 2 outs with 2 of his 6 strike outs. He allowed a game-tying run and left with the bases loaded. Will Morris came on to allow 2 inherited runners to score on a single to Carlos Tocci who prevented further damage by throwing out the runner trying to go from first to third. Tocci went 3-4 with a double. Malquin Canelo and Herlis Rodriguez had 2-hit games. Rhys Hoskins went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter. Tyler Viza (3-1, 4.15) 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 (0-0) starts their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.
DSL Phillies (0-0) begin their season on Saturday, May 30th.
VSL Phillies (4-3) beat the VSL Tigers 7-6 in spite of the 5 errors they commited. Lenin Rodriguez went 1-3 with a walk, double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Tyler Knigge assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Colton Murray assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- OF Kelly Dugan, who has been sidelined with a stress fracture in his right foot, will resume playing in XST this week.