Lehigh Valley (22-42) lost to the Norfolk Tides 5-4 in 10 innings. Joely Rodriguez lasted 4.2 innings. He was lifted after his 7th walk and 100th pitch. Chris Leroux held the fort thru the eighth. Juan Gutierrez pitched a clean ninth but gave up the winning run without recording an out in the tenth. The good news is he was able to maintain his 9.00 ERA through 2 appearances with the ‘Pigs. Russ Canzler went 3-5 with a HR and 2 RBI. Phillippe Aumont (2-4, 2.58) pitches tomorrow.
Reading (33-28) lost to the Akron RubberDucks 3-2 in 15 innings. Aaron Nola allowed 2 first inning runs on a HR to the second batter, then held the Ducks to 3 hits and a walk over five innings. He was lifted after 69 pitches. Tyler Knigge, Steve Shackleford, Colton Murray, and Ryan O’Sullivan 3-hit the Ducks for the next 9.0 innings. The Phils were forced to press Devin Lohman into service as a pitcher and he took the loss in the 15th inning. This is the third game in as many days that a position player finished a game as a pitcher for Reading. With Roman Quinn on the DL with a left quad strain, J.P. Crawford moved to the leadoff spot where he went 0-6 with a walk. Not much offense from the top four spots in the order. Cam Perkins went 3-6. Lohman and Logan Moore had 2 hits each. Moore had an RBI. Brian Pointer hit a solo HR (5) and walked twice. Ben Lively (4-4, 3.78) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (31-31) split a double header with the Brevard County Manatees. Kelly Dugan made his long-awaited season debut and homered in his second at bat. More on the game here. Mark Leiter (3-1, 1.70) pitches tomorrow.
Lakewood (31-28) beat the Hagerstown Suns 9-1. Elniery Garcia held the Suns to 1 run but allowed 8 hits and walked 3 batters in 6.0 innings. Grenny Cumana, Carlos Tocci, Rhys Hoskins, and Herlis Rodriguez had 2 hits each. Hoskins hit his 9th HR and had 4 RBI. Rodriguez hit his 4th HR and had 2 RBI. Ricardo Pinto (5-2 3.25) pitches tomorrow.
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 (8-5) beat the DSL Athletics 9-1. Haven’t seen Brito since June 8th.
VSL Phillies (9-14) beat the VSL Cubs 7-2. Enger Jimenez went 3-5 with a double and an RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- re:Quinn – Reading Fightin Phils placed CF Roman Quinn on the 7-day disabled list. Strained left quad. Quinn thinks it’ll be day-to-day.
- Tyler Knigge assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- RHP Ulises Joaquin assigned to FSL North Division All-Stars.
- Brandon Leibrandt, who was added to the DL, won’t participate in the All Star Game. I don’t know if it is due to injury or maybe he’ll be in Reading?
- After their game, the Phillies recalled Domonic Brown for tomorrow’s game. Wanna bet here’s there in time?
- To make room, Darin Ruf optioned to LHV to get “every day at bats”. He was quoted as saying, “Everyday at-bats don’t really matter if I’m just going to come back up and be used in the same role”. Whoa! I think he’s right.