Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

Box Score Recap – 6/24/2015

Lehigh Valley (29-45) beat the Bufalo Bisons 5-4.  Nola won.

Reading (37-34) lost to the Akron RubberDucks 4-0. Leiter lost.

Clearwater (37-33) swept the Daytona Torguas and won the FSL North first half.  Sorry, all me energy went into these games and this story.  I got nuthin’ left for the box score report.  Read about the Champion Threshers here.

Lakewood (33-35)  All Star break until Thursday when TBD pitches.

Williamsport (6-0) beat the West Virginia Black Bears 2-1 in 15 innings.  Lots of good pitching here.  Some Cutters will probably be on the Threshers playoff roster come September.

GCL Phillies (1-0) postponed.

DSL Phillies (11-9) postponed.

VSL Phillies (14-19) beat the VSL Rays 3-2.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • placed 2B Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list. Right ankle inflammation
  • Philadelphia Phillies recalled Darin Ruf from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • RHP Phillippe Aumont elected free agency.
  • Gustavo Martinez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.



The Threshers Win the Pennant! The Threshers Win the Pennant

June 24, 2015; Clearwater, FL

Okay, it wasn’t a pennant.  But it was the Florida State League North Division’s First Half clinching game.  On June 14th, the Daytona Tortugas beat  the Tampa Yankees to raise their record to 37-26.  That same day the Clearwater Threshers beat the Brevard County Manatees to raise their record to 32-31 and remain 5 games back with 7 to play.

While Daytona was dropping a four game series on the road against the Fort Myers Miracle, the Threshers split their series with the St. Lucie Mets.  They crept back within 3 games of the Tortugas with a pivotal half-ending, three game series between the teams this week.  A series sweep by Clearwater would tie the teams for the division lead.  But the first tie-breaker was head-to-head play, and the Threshers entered the series with a 5-4 advantage. Continue reading The Threshers Win the Pennant! The Threshers Win the Pennant

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

We officially began the second half of the season on Tuesday evening with a 5-4 win over Buffalo and  Lehigh Valley now sits at 28-45 and in 5th place of the Northern Division of the International League, 14.0 games behind division leading Buffalo. Lehigh Valley is now 7-4 over their last 11 games after losing 15 of their previous 18 contests.   The ‘Pigs begin a 8 game home stand with 3 games against Louisville over the weekend followed by 3 against Scranton early next week.

News and Notes: RP Adam Loewen has a four game scoreless streak spanning 6.2IP.  He has allowed just 3 hits and struck out 14 over that time period.  With the merry-go-round of pitchers getting a shot in Philly, if Loewen strings together another 3-4 good outings, his number may be called.

–Brian Bogusevic, who has a July 1st opt out, has now hit safely in 55 of his 62 starts and has not gone back to back games this season without a hit. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

Box Score Recap – 6/23/2015

Lehigh Valley (28-45) beat the Bufalo Bisons 5-4.  Seve Gonzalez allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 6.0 innings.  He struck out 2 and threw 92 pitches, 56 strikes.  He was in line for the win when the IronPigs pushed ahead in the top of the seventh.  Dustin McGowan preserved the lead and turned the game over to Cesar Jimenez for the eighth.  Cesar blew the save but got the win when the ‘Pigs rallied in the top of the ninth.  Juan Gutierrez earned his second save.  Jimenez’ blown save took Randy Wolf off the hook for the Bison.

Aaron Altherr went 1-3 in his AAA debut.  He doubled, walked, and scored a run.  He was also picked off first.  Brian Bogusevic (.314) went 2-4 with an RBI.  Gabriel Lino went 1-3 with a walk.  Lino has quietly raised his average to .296.

Nola Day!  Aaron Nola (1-0, 0.00) pitches tomorrow.

Reading (37-33) lost to the Akron RubberDucks 9-4.  Tom Windle lasted 4.0 innings.  He gave up 6 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks.  Ethan Martin gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings  Ryan O’Sullivan gave up 1 run in 2.0 innings and recorded 3 Ks.  Colton Murray pitched a perfect ninth.

J.P. Crawford went 1-3 with 2 walks.  New guy, Ethan Chapman, was inserted in CF and went 0-3 with a walk.  KC Serna went 3-3 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI.  Before he struck out in his final at bat, Crawford had attained a 1:1 BB-to-K ratio with 128 of each in 978 career plate appearances. (Tweeted by Matt Winkelman during the game.)

Mark Leiter (0-1, 3.86) pitches tomorrow. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 6/23/2015