Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

The One with the Grand Slam that was Only a Single; June 2, 2015

Okay, since I used a “Friends”-like title as a hook for this report, I’ll explain that story before giving the full game report for what turned out to be an exciting game.

Trailing 3-0 in the top of the eighth inning, the Dunedin Blue Jays loaded the bases with three singles and nobody out – their second, third, and fourth hits of the game.  Threshers starter, Mark Leiter who had been very effective all night, then allowed a high fly ball to left field off the bat of Christian Lopes.  Left fielder, Dylan Cozens retreated to the wall in front of the bullpens and appeared to have a bead on the ball all the way.  He timed his jump at the wall, and looked like he might have brought the ball back.  The reaction of the Jays bullpen quickly dispelled that thought as the ball landed in their bullpen. Continue reading The One with the Grand Slam that was Only a Single; June 2, 2015

Box Score Recap – 6/1/2015

Lehigh Valley (20-32) – no game scheduled.  Joely Rodriguez (2-4, 5.27) pitches tomorrow.

Reading (27-23) lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6-3.  Zach Eflin pitched well but gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks over 7.0 innings.  He shut the Squirrels out for 6.0 innings on 1 hit.  Unfortunately, a walk and home run put the Phils behind in the seventh.  The offense scored single runs in the final three innings, but Colton Murray had come on in relief to make sure that 3 runs wouldn’t be enough, and Eflin got his fourth loss.  Roman Quinn and J.P.Crawford each had 2 hits.  Brock Stassi had the Phils only RBI, his 41st.  Quinn was caught stealing twice, both on pickoffs.  Tom Windle (1-3, 4.53) pitches tomorrow. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 6/1/2015