Lehigh Valley (30-48) split a pair of seven inning games with the Louisville Bats, losing 6-1 and winning 8-3. In game one, Jason Berken went 6.0 innings and gave up 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K. Seth Rosin put the game out of reach with 4 R on 3 H and 2 BB in the 7th inning. Probably didn’t matter since the Bats pitchers held the ‘Pigs to 2 hits. Aaron Altherr went 1-2 with a walk and his 1st AAA HR.
In game two, Chris Leroux gave the ‘Pigs five two-hit innings. The offense scored enough runs to out distance the 3 runs that Hector Neris, Juan Gutierrez, and their defense allowed. Aaron Altherr hit his second HR and went 2-4 with 3 RBI. I think the Rhineland Rocket only just heard about Brad’s surgery, and hit these HRs for the guy that gave him the nickname that didn’t stick.
Reading (39-35) was rained out. Double header on Monday.
Clearwater (40-34) lost to the Charlotte Stone Crabs 7-4. Matt Imhof got hammered, giving up all 7 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks, and 2 HRs in 2.2 innings. Jesen Therrien and Miguel Nunez combined to pitch two-hit, shutout ball over the remaining 5.1 innings.
Rhys Hoskins went 2-4 with a double, 3 RBI, and his third HR in 4 games as a Thresher. The Threshers only managed 5 hits and 5 walks. Willians Astudillo went 2-3 with a walk. Carlos Tocci went 1-3 with a walk. Angelo Mora went 0-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Lakewood (36-36) beat the Hickory Crawdads 9-0. Elniery Garcia went seven shutout innings. He allowed 4 hits, walked one, and struck out four. Joey DeNato pitched two one-hit innings in relief.
Scott Kingery (.353) went 2-5. Herlis Rodriguez (.313) went 1-1 and was hit by a pitch. He and the Crawdads’ pitcher were ejected in the third inning after H-Rod was hit by the pitch. Cord Sandberg went 2-5 with a double and RBI. Kyle Martin went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Damek Tomscha went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Derek Campbell also had a multi-hit game, 2-5 with a double.
Williamsport (9-0) beat Mahoning Valley 5-3 in ten innings. Jose Taveras allowed a hit and an unearned run in 3.0 innings. He walked three and struck out three. Will Morris struck out four in 3.0 innings. He gave up 4 hits, a walk, and one earned run. Juan Figueroa walked a batter and struck out two in 1.0 inning. Jason Zgardowski gave up only one hit, but it was a game tying HR in the bottom of the eighth. He went on to pitch 2.0 innings. He walked two, struck out two, and got his first win after the blown save. Anthony Sequeira struck out one while recording his first save.
DH Zack Coppola (.385) went 3-5 as the leadoff better and scored 2 runs. Venn Biter (.406) went 1-6. Jose Pujols (.459) went 2-5 with an RBI. Brendon Hayden (.400) went 1-4 with a walk. Jan Hernandez (.333) went 3-5 with a double.
GCL Phillies (4-1) No game scheduled.
DSL Phillies (12-10) No game scheduled.
VSL Phillies (16-20) No game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Philadelphia Phillies recalled RHP Severino Gonzalez from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Jay Floyd has reported that Clearwater’s Colin Kleven has moved up to Reading.