Lehigh Valley (27-43) beat Scranton 5-2. Jason Berken earned the win with a 5-hit effort over 5.0 innings. He allowed 2 runs, only one earned. Cesar Jimenez pitched 3.0 scoreless innings. Seth Rosin picked up his 3rd save.
Darin Ruf and Russ Canzler had 2 hits each to pace Lehigh’s nine-hit attack. Cord Phelps and Chris McGuinness had 2 RBIs each. Tyler Henson stole his 12th base, Brian Bogusevic his 11th.
Anthony Vasquez (3-1, 2.37) pitches tomorrow. Chad Billingsley pitches on Sunday. You would think that they could at least photo shop an IronPigs’ cap or Phillies’ cap on his head shot rather than the Dodgers’ cap he’s wearing on the team’s web site.
Reading (34-32) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 3-0 in Mark Leiter’s AA debut. Leiter could be credited with a “quality start”. He allowed 3 earned runs over his 7.0 innings. He gave up a solo HR and seven singles, issued no walks, and struck out six. He threw 91 pitches, 66 for strikes. Nefi Ogando and Stepheh Shackleford each pitched a shutout inning in relief.
J.P Crawford went 2-4 with a double and a walk. RF Kelly Dugan went 2-4. C Rene Garcia went 3-4 with a double. The team went 1-8 with runners in scoring position.
Ben Lively (4-5, 3.95) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (34-33) on All Star Break. Next game is on Monday, June 22nd. Pitcher TBD.
Lakewood (32-34) lost to the Greenville Drive 6-2. Elniery Garcia had a rough start. He allowed all of Greenville’s runs on 12 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. One of the runs was unearned and he struck out 4 batters. Calvin Rayburn and Joey DeNato pitched 1-hit ball over the remaining 3.1 innings.
Malquin Canelo hit a solo HR. Deivi Grullon and Derek Campbell had 2 hits each. Herlis Rodriguez had the BlueClaws only other hit. H-Rod also stole his 10th base.
Yoel Mecias makes his first start for Lakewood tomorrow.
Williamsport (1-0) beat the State College Spikes 3-2. Alejandro Arteaga won the season opener. He allowed two, first-inning runs then held the Spikes scoreless over the next four. Will Morris and Jason Zgardowski combined to pitch 3-hit, scoreless relief over the next four innings. Ja-Z got the save.
Jose Pujols had 2 doubles in 4 at bats. C Gregori Rivero went 1-4 with a double. 1B Jesus Posso went 2-4 with a double and scored 2 runs. Jan Hernandez and Venn Biter each went 1-4 with an RBI. Biter ‘s hit was a double.
Franklyn Kilome starts in the home opener tomorrow.
GCL Phillies (0-0) start their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on Monday, June 22nd. Their second game is at the Carpenter Complex on Tuesday, June 23rd. The GCL plays Monday thru Friday at noon. Saturday at random times, usually 10:00AM. Off Sunday. The first Sunday game is August 30th, the first game of the playoffs. They also haven’t posted a current roster online. It still includes last year’s players.
DSL Phillies (10-8) beat the DSL Indians 9-3. DH Daniel Brito (.308) went 2-3 with 3 RBI.
VSL Phillies (11-17) lost to the VSL Rays 11-1. CF Enger Jimenez (.404) went 1-4 with a double.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Philadelphia Phillies recalled Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Hector Neris to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated SS Edgar Duran from the 7-day disabled list.
- Hoby Milner assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Ethan Martin assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
- SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.
- Lakewood BlueClaws activated C Jose Mayorga from the 7-day disabled list.
- Grenny Cumana assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- Gustavo Martinez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.