Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there!
Lehigh Valley (27-44) lost to Scranton 7-5. Anthony Vasquez went 6.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks. He threw 107 pitches, 66 strikes. Darin Ruf went 1-4. Gabriel Lino went 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Chris McGuinness and Chase d’Arnaud had 2 hits each.
Chad Billingsley (2-1, 4.09) pitches tomorrow.
Reading (35-32) beat the Portland Sea Dogs 3-2. Ben Lively allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings. He gave up a two-run HR and three singles, issued two walks, and struck out two. He punctuated his “quality start” by throwing only 88 pitches, 64 strikes. Ethan Martin and Stephen Shackleford followed up with 2.0 perfect innings in relief.
J.P Crawford went 1-5. Kelly Dugan went 3-4. Aaron Altherr went 2-4 with a double . Rene Garcia went 2-3 with an RBI. Art Charles had 2 RBI.
Jesse Biddle (6-1, 3.90) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (34-33) on All Star Break. Next game is on Monday, June 22nd. Pitcher TBD.
Ulises Joaquin struck out both batters he faced in the All-Star Game. Andrew Knapp grounded out twice. Angelo Mora struck out twice. Colin Kleven gave up 2 runs on a single, walk, and double in 0.2 innings and suffered the loss as the North Lost 6-0.
Lakewood (32-35) lost to the Greenville Drive 3-0. After 4 relief appearances for the Clearwater Threshers, Yoel Mecias made his first start of the season for the BlueClaws. He went a season high 3.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He also struck out three. Austin Davis gave up a run in the middle three innings before Matt Hockenberry and Joey DeNato finished up with 3.0 shutout innings. The Lakewood offense could only manage 6 hits.
Josh Taylor (3-5, 4.79) pitches tomorrow.
Williamsport (2-0) beat the State College Spikes 7-6 with a 6-run, walkoff rally in the ninth inning. Feliberto Sanchez backed into the win. Franklyn Kilome went 5.2 innings and gave up a third inning solo HR. It was the only run he allowed as he held the Spikes to 3 hits, and 2 walks while striking out four. Lewis Alezones followed with shutout ball through the seventh. The game was played in a steady rain and the wet conditions started to have an effect as pitchers had difficulty gripping the ball. Juan Figueroa allowed a go-ahead run in the eighth and pitched into trouble in the ninth. He was pulled in favor of Sanchez with two outs and the bases loaded. Sanchez gave up back-to-back doubles allowing all three inherited runners to score.
Trailing 6-1, the ‘Cutters loaded the bases with one out and Venn Biter cleared them with a grand slam. After a pitching change, Andrew Amaro and Williams Cuicas worked walks. They advanced to second and third on a ground out. Grenny Cumana singled to center on the first pitch to end the game.
Jose Pujols went 4-4 with a triple. Jan Hernandez went 2-4 with a solo HR to score the ‘Cutters first run. Venn Biter went 2-4 with the HR and 4 RBIs that pulled the “Cutters close.
Jose Taveras starts 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) game was suspended with them leading the DSL Astros Blue 2-0.
VSL Phillies (12-18) split with the VSL Rays. They lost a 7-inning game 1-0, collecting only 2 hits. They won a 10-inning make-up game 4-3. Across both games, CF Enger Jimenez (.383) went 1-8 with 2 RBI, and C/DH Lenin Rodriguez went 1-4 with 2 walks.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Luis Espiritu, Jr. assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- Scott Tomassetti assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- SS Dylan Bosheers assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- C Austin Bossart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- LHP Andrew Godail assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- RHP Luke Leftwich assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- RHP Skylar Hunter assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- RHP Kenneth Koplove assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- OF Zachary Coppola assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 1B Brendon Hayden assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- RHP Anthony Sequeira assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- LHP Tyler Gilbert assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- RHP Robert Tasin assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- Williamsport Crosscutters released RHP Jared Fisher.