Another abbreviated report.
Lehigh Valley (0-2) Postponed.
Reading (1-2) Lost to Portland 6-2 while being outhit 14-3. And, Portland had zero XBH. Roman Quinn, J.P. Crawford, and Christian Marrero singled. Marrero had both RBIs. Quinn stole his first base. Nick Pivetta gave up 5 runs on 9 hits in 3.2 innings. Joely Rodriguez walked 4 in 3 innings and brought home a run with one of two wild pitches.
Clearwater (1-2) The bats woke up and the Threshers posted 3 crooked numbers in a 9-5 victory over Dunedin. Scott Kingery and Drew Stankiewicz each went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored. Stank had 2 triples and an RBI, Kingery had 2 doubles. Carlos Tocci went 2-5 with 3 RBI. Kyle Martin hit his first HR but struck out 3 times. Zach Green went (.538 in the early going) went 3-4 with a double, his first HR, and 4 RBI. Tocci stole his second base, but was caught for the first time this season. Throwing error on Walding. Ranfi Casimiro struck out 7 in 5 innings, but also gave up 3 runs. Miguel Nunez struck out 5 in 2 innings, and Jesen Therrien struck out 4 in 2 innings.
Lakewood (0-3) Lost again to Lexington 11-3. Lakewood pitchers issued 8 walks, 6 of them scored. Lexington score twice on steals of home. The Claws amassed 8 singles. Jan Hernandez had 2 hits. Cornelius Randolph was moved from lead off to fifth and went 1-4. Jose Pujols had a single, RBI and 3 K. Josh Tobias committed his third error. Randolph and Zach Coppola stole their first bases of the season.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- 4/9 – Clearwater’s Andrew Pullin announced his retirement.
- 4/9 – Damek Tomscha assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood (and started in left).
- 4/9 – Samuel Hiciano assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.