Clearwater (61-48) bounced back with a 7-0 shutout of the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Ricardo Pinto (5-2, 2.96) pitched extremely well. He used a low 90s fastball to set up his offspeed pitches as he went 6.0 innings and scattered 5 hits. He walked none and struck out six. He induced a lot of weak contact. Alberto Tirado made his Clearwater debut and pitched 2 innings. He has a mid 90s fastball, touching 96. He gave up a bloop hit on a well located pitch and an excuse me swing to his first batter. He survived his first night jitters walking 2 and striking out three. Miguel Nunez pitched a strong ninth.
The Threshers pounded out 13 hits. Malquin Canelo went 2-5. Rhys Hoskins (.302) went 2-4. Dylan Cozens (.277) went 1-3 with a double. and BB. Willians Astudillo (.310) went 2-3 with an RBI. Wilson Garcia DH-ed and went 3-4 with an RBI. Derek Campbell started at third and went 2-3 with his first HR and 3 RBI.
Pinto benefitted from some good fielding plays. Astudillo threw out a base runner. Andrew Pullin cut down a runner trying to stretch a single.
The Threshers picked up 2 gift runs when RF Jiwan James dropped a two-out fly ball on the warning track, not a difficult catch, just a lackadaisical approach on a “can of corn”.
Lehigh Valley (51-61) beat the Toledo Mud Hens 9-3. Sean O’Sullivan won his first game. Jason Berken got his first save. Aaron Altherr (.306) went 2-3 with a double, tripl, 2 BB, and 4 RBI. Kelly Dugan went 2-4 with a walk and 2 RBI.
Reading (60-50) beat the Trenton Thunder 11-1. Ben Lively limited the Thunder to 1 run on a solo HR. Tom Windle, Reinier Roibal, and Stephen Shackleford pitched a shutout inning each.
Nick Williams kind of had a good game – 4 for 4 , 5 runs scored, a double, 2 home runs, a walk, and 3 RBI from the leadoff position. J.P. Crawford (.252) went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI. Chase Utley went 3-4 with a double and RBI. Andrew Knapp (.373) went 2-5 with 2 HR (4) and 3 RBI (33). Brian Pointer struck out 4 times.
Lakewood (55-52) lost tothe Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-5 in 10 innings. Scott Harris blew the save with 2 HR in the 8th. Joey DeNato took the loss. Herlis Rodriguez (.296) went 2-5. Scott Kingery (.255) went 1-5 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Kyle Martin (.313) went 1-5. Jiandido Tromp hit his 6th HR.
Williamsport (28-17) lost to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-6. Jose Taveras didn’t survive the first inning. Feliberto Sanchez dug a deeper hole in the second inning. The defense surrendered 3 unearned runs. Zachary Coppola (.316) went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Mark Laird (.298) went 2-5. Josh Tobias (.300) went 0-5 with an RBI. Jesus Posso went 2-5 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI.
GCL Phillies (22-13) beat the GCL Yankees2, 12-3. Sam McWilliams missed the win by one out. Zach Morris came in as the first reliever and got the win. Tanner Kiest and Victor Delgado mopped up with perfect innings. Tommy Joseph started at third and went 2-2 with a double and HBP. Lucas Williams (.296) replaced Joseph and went 1-2. Cornelius Randolph (.280) went 1-4 with a BB. Edgar Cabral had 3 RBI. Luis Encarnacion (.257) went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Scott Tomassetti (.357) went 2-3 with 2 doubles. Rodolfo Duran went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
DSL Phillies (32-25) beat the DSL Indians 6-0. Geury Ortiz (3-3) threw a 4-hit shutout in a rain-shortened seven ining game .
VSL Phillies (29-39) Postponed due to rain.
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