Five wins for the organization, from the Phillies down thru Lakewood. Lots of good pitching as the the org outhit the opposition 47-23 and outscored them 33-5.
Lehigh Valley (4-5) Beat Rochester 3-0. Zach Eflin gem. Two hits, zero walks in 8.0 innings. Edward Mujica picked up his second save with 2 K in a 1-2-3 ninth. Cam Perkins broke a scoreless tie with a 2-run HR in the seventh.
- Featherston went 2-4 with a 3B.
- Perkins went 1-3 with a HR and 2 RBI.
- Williams not in the line up.
- Knapp committed his third error, Joseph his second.
Reading (7-4) Beat Harrisburg 14-2. Alec Asher went 6.0 innings and gave up 2 ER on 6 hits. The Fightin’s pounded out 16 hits, 5 XBH, and went 11-18 with RISP. They faced the Nationals’ and MLB’s #1 prospect in RHP Lucas Giolito and hung 5 runs and 7 hits on him in 3.2 innings. Only one run was earned, but he gave up 5 consecutive singles after throwing away a pick off attempt. Favorable home scoring to keep his ERA down?
- Quinn and Crawford were not in the line up.
- Valentin led off and went 2-6 with an RBI.
- Serna went 4-6 with a 2B and 4 RBI.
- Alfaro (18-36, .500) went 3-4 with a 3B and 4 RBI.
- Hoskins went 1-5 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.
- Martinez went 3-5 with 4 runs scored.
- Asher went 1-2 with an RBI.
- Fox went 1-1 with a HR (2) and BB.
- Valentin and Serna each stole their first base.
- Brown was picked off and caught stealing although he reached second on a throwing error by Giolito.
Clearwater (7-4) Beat Jupiter 4-1. Held Jupiter scoreless for first 8.1 innings after pitching shutouts in the first two games of the series. Tyler Viza went 5.2, shutout innings and struck out nine. He was lifted after 98 pitches, 73 strikes. Eight of his nine strike outs were swinging. Viza struck out the side swinging in the fifth inning on 16 pitches, 15 strikes.
- Viza – 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K.
- Arano – 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
- Rivero – 0.2 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
- Rivero allowed one of two inherited runners to score on a SF.
- Stankiewicz went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Martin went 2-4 with a 2B and RBI.
- Walding went 1-2 with a BB, SF, and 2 RBI.
- Numata stole his first base.
- Rodriguez was caught stealing.
- Martin was picked off first.
Lakewood (2-9) Beat Greensboro 9-0. Harold Arauz pitched 7.0, 2-hit, shutout innings. Robert Tasin struck out 3 in 2.0 innings of relief.
- Coppola (15-38, .395) went 2-4 with 3 R, a 3B and RBI.
- Tobias went 2-3 with 2B, BB, and 3 RBI.
- Wilson Garcia went 3-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI.
- Pujols (7-36, .194) went 1-3 with a HR (1), 2 RBI, and BB.
- Marrero went 2-4.
- Jan Hernandez was picked off and caught stealing.
- Bossart committed an error.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- 4/17 – Severino Gonzalez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.