Lehigh Valley (21-40) lost to the Durham Bulls 9-8 in 12 innings. Dom Brown went 4-6, 3 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI. Russ Canzler had 4 RBI. The difference between the teams tonight was defense. The Bulls scored 2 unearned runs charged against SP Anthony Vasquez on errors by d’Arnaud and Canzler. Jason Berken (3-3, 4.07) pitches tomorrow. Then Adam Morgan (0-6, 5.07), and TBD.
Reading (32-26) beat the Altoona Curve 5-3. Jesse Biddle gave up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 innings. He struck out 4 and walked NONE – 81 pitches, 54 strikes. Roman Quinn went 1-3 with a walk and his 4th HR. J.P. Crawford went 1-4 with a triple. Aaron Altherr went 4-4 with 2 doubles, his 6th HR, and 2 RBI. Brock Stassi picked up his 46th RBI. Logan Moore went 2-4 and hit his 1st HR. Zach Eflin (4-4, 3.38) pitches tomorrow. Then Tom Windle (2-3, 4.85), and Ben Lively (4-3, 3.79).
Clearwater (29-30) beat the Bradenton Marauders 2-1 in 11 innings. Colin Kleven scattered 6 hits and 2 walks over 7.0 innings. He allowed 1 unearned run and struck out four. Harold Guerrero and Edubray Ramos pitched 2 scoreless innings each with Ramos getting the win. The Threshers got their first two batters on base with none out in each of the first two innings, but couldn’t score. They got a runner to third in the fifth with nobody out and couldn’t score. Finally, they converted Drew Stankiewicz’ leadoff double into the tying run on Chase Harris’ sacrifice and Andrew Pullin’s sacrifice fly. In the 11th, Dylan Cozens stole second (his 8th) after his sacrifice attempt resulted in a force out at second. He scored on Chace Numata’s ground single to left. Ramos survived a little self-imposed drama in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win. Yacksel Rios (1-2, 3.08) pitches tomorrow. Then Victor Arano (0-7, 6.20).
Lakewood (28-28) lost late to the Lexington Legends, 5-4. The BlueClaws scored 4 runs in the first 2 innings on 7 hits. Tyler Viza pitched allowed 1 run on a solo HR and 4-hit the Legends for 7.0 innings. He struck out 7 and walked none. Joey Denato pitched a 1-hit eighth, but Matt Hockenberry blew the save and the win in the ninth. The Lakewood batters were silenced after the second inning. Their only baserunner was Rhys Hoskins when he walked in the sixth. He was erased on an inning-ending double play. Ranfi Casimiro (2-4, 3.17) pitches tomorrow. Then Chris Oliver (3-4, 2.82), and Edubray Garcia (3-5, 3.58).
Williamsport (0-0) starts its season on the road against the State College Spikes on June 19th, home opener on June 20th.
GCL Phillies (0-0) start their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.
DSL Phillies (5-5) lost to the DSL Astros Blue 18-9. The teams combined for 11 errors. 2B Luis Beaufond (.487) went 2-5. DH Ricardo Baez went 2-5, hit his 1st DSL HR, and had 4 RBI.
VSL Phillies (7-13) lost to the VSL Tigers 8-6. RF Enger Jimenez (.456) went 2-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- And it’s official, Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Juan Gutierrez to a minor league contract.
- RHP Juan Gutierrez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Willians Astudillo assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Extended Spring Training.
- Clearwater Threshers placed LHP Brandon Leibrandt on the 7-day disabled list, transaction dated 6/6/2015. He last pitched on June 3rd. I hate when they do these things when they are on the road. He was listed as available on the roster they provide to the media and scouts the night the Bradenton series started on June 8th.