Lehigh Valley (2-2) Swept a double header at Rochester, 6-1 and 4-0. Andrew Knapp stroked his first HR to lead the ‘Pigs to the Game One win. Zach Eflin threw 6.0, 5-hit, 1-run innings.
- Pigs had 10 hits in the 7-inning game.
- Sweeney: 2-3, 2 3B, BB
- Knapp: 3-3, HR (1), 2 RBI
- Joseph: 1-4, HR (1), 2 RBI
- Knapp throws out a base runner.
- Ryan Jackson picked off and caught stealing.
Mark Appel and Elvis Araujo combine for a 7-inning shutout. Nick Williams records his first hit of the season.
- Appel: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Araujo: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Pigs had another 10-hit game.
- Sweeney: 3-4, 2B
- Williams: 2-4, 3B, RBI
- Darnell Sweeney caught stealing.
- Double steal – Jackson/home,Lough/second.
Reading (3-3) Lost to Richmond, 7-5. Alec Asher gave up 5 runs in 6.0 innings on 7 hits and a walk. Ulises Joaquin and Joely Rodriguez each gave up runs. Asher and Joaquin surrendered home runs.
- Logan Moore went 1-4 (.167) in at catcher for Alfaro (9-18, .500).
- Crawford went 3-5 with a 2B.
- Cozens went 2-5 with a 2B, HR, 3 RBI.
- Fox went 2-2 with a 2B, RBI, and 2 BB.
- Hoskins entered as a PR and went 1-1.
- Quinn picked up an outfield assist.
- Aaron Brown went 0-5 (0-15, .000), meanwhile Andrew Pullin sits in Centralia, WA.
Clearwater (3-3) Dropped a heart-breaking 2-1 decision to Charlotte. Will Morris made his Threshers’ debut. Mitch Walding bombed another home run. Read about the game here.
Lakewood (1-5) The bullpen blew a 7-3 lead in the last two innings and lost in a walk off to hagerstown, 8-7. Mitch Gueller pitched a so-so 4.0 innings. But a poor effort by the bullpen sealed the loss. Coppola, Tromp, and Pujols each had three hits
- Coppola went 3-4 with a BB and RBI
- Tromp went 3-5 with a 2B and 2 RBI
- Tobias went 1-4 with a 2B and RBI
- Grullon went 1-4 with a 2B and a BB
- Hayden went 2-5
- Pujols went 3-5 with an RBI
- Jan Hernandez went 0-4 with an RBI, BB, and 4K
- Coppola stole his first base.
- Randolph went 0-5 and is hitting 2-28, .071
- Gueller’s line – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Waguespack – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- Koplove – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Tasin – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB. 0 K
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Darin Ruf injured his left shoulder, wasn’t in the line up against a LHP, but was available to pinch hit. Awaiting further decision from medical staff.
- Cody Asche may soon be ready to begin “baseball activities”. Meanwhile he remains on the 15-Day DL.
- Apparently, Asche is viewed as some sort of savior for the corner outfielder production that has been lacking in the opening six games. Tyler Goeddel, Cedric Hunter, and Peter Bourjos have combined to go 7-for-52 (.135) so far. Way to bail on 3 small sample sizes (1-7, 2-21, 4-24).
- Cody Asche, offensive savior. SMH.