Another abbreviated report. Still on the DL.
Lehigh Valley (0-2) Dropped two seven-inning games to Syracuse, 5-1 and 2-1. Jake Thompson gave up two runs in the first, one earned. A passed ball charged to Andrew Knapp figured into the scoring. Edward Mujica came in to put the game out of reach with a 3-spot in the sixth. Pigs managed 3 hits, 2 by Angelys Nina. Adam Morgan struck out 9 in 5 innings and allowed only one run. Carlos Alonso led the Pigs’ 4-hit attack with 2 singles. Luis Garcia walked the bases loaded and Andrew Bailey brought the winning run in on a wild pitch.
Reading (1-1) Became the first and only team in the organization to post a victory with an 8-3 win over Portland. Ben Lively pitched a nice 6.0 innings. Angelo Mora went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a HR. Jorge Alfaro went 4-5. Jake Fox also homered.
Clearwater (0-2) Lost its home opener to Dunedin 8-3. Matt Imhof pitched well through 5 innings but ran into trouble in the sixth. Alexis Rivero couldn’t get the final out until he allowed both inherited runners to score. Joey DeNato had a rough debut. Zach Green had his second 2-hit night. Gabriel Lino and Herlis Rodriguez also had 2 hits. Threshers had 10 hits, all singles.
Lakewood (0-1) Lost again to Lexington 5-4, this time in a walk off. A leadoff walk and wild pitch figured prominently in the scoring of the game-winning run. Tyler Gilbert pitched well in his 5 innings. Emmanuel Marrero had 2 of the Claws 6 hits. Josh Tobias and Damek Tomscha hit HRs.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Phillies signed Cuban OF Osmel Aguila to a minor league contract. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Osmel Aguila is a 27-year-old, right-handed hitting OF. He last played in 2014 for Camaguey in the Cuban National Series. He appears to have played predominantly in left field. In 1310 PA over 6 seasons, he has 33 HR, 189 K, 167 BB, .and 30 SB in 55 attempts. His career slash is .280/.384/.422. His best and most productive year was 2010. He didn’t play in 2011. His career Fld% is .961.