Lehigh Valley (21-41) lost to the Norfolk Tides 4-3. Seve Gonzalez threw 97 pitches and lasted 4.1 innings. He left trailing 1-0 with one out and a runner on second. Not too difficult a situation for a reliever, but it took 3 batters before Chris Leroux managed to allow the inherited runner to score. Four before he actually recorded an out. Not much offense, but Gabriel Lino went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Adam Morgan (0-6, 5.07) pitches tomorrow.
Reading (33-26) beat the Altoona Curve 8-7 in 18 innings. Zach Eflin was lifted after five shutout innings and throwing 82 pitches. He allowed 4 hits and struck out six. Hoby Milner gave up five runs and Ryan O’Sullivan two over the next 1.2 innings. The bullpen rallied after that with 11.1 shutout innings. Brock Stassi went the last three striking out three. Art Charles tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a pinch hit, 3-run HR (6). Roman Quinn scored the winning run on a one-out, bases loaded walk to Cam Perkins. Quinn and J.P. Crawford each had 2 hits. Stassi went 4-8. He and Perkins each had 2 RBI. Tom Windle (2-3, 4.85) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (30-30) beat the Bradenton Marauders 4-2. Matt Imhof came off the DL and bumped Yacksel Rios from tonight’s start. Imhof pitched 5.0 innings and threw 80 pitches, 53 for strikes. He allowed 2 runs (one earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks. He balked once and picked a runner off first. Rios came on to throw four strong innings in relief to pick up his first save. The Threshers struck for three second inning runs on Aaron Brown’s 2-run home run (3) and Emmanuel Marrero’s RBI single. Later, they added an insurance run on Harold Martinez’ sacrifice fly. Willians Astudillo returned from XST to go 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Victor Arano (0-7, 6.20) pitches tomorrow.
Lakewood (29-28) beat the Lexington Legends 7-6 in 11 innings on a Carlos Tocci HR in the top of the inning. Tocci and Malquin Canelo each had three hits. Canelo had 2 RBI. Ranfi Casimiro allowed 3 runs in 6.0 innings striking out five. Scott Harris and Alexis Rivero took turns blowing saves, but Rivero did get the win. Manny Martinez struck out the side in the 11th to wrap up his first save. Chris Oliver (3-4, 2.82) pitches tomorrow, then 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) No box score posted.
VSL Phillies (7-14) lost to the VSL Tigers 2-0. C Lenin Rodriguez went 2-3 with a double.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Reading Fightin Phils activated RHP Ryan O’Sullivan from the 7-day disabled list.
- Clearwater Threshers placed C Jose Mayorga on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 10, 2015.
- Clearwater Threshers activated LHP Matt Imhof from the 7-day disabled list.
- Kelly Dugan assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Jose Mayorga assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.