Lehigh Valley (5-5) Beat Syracuse 5-1. Mark Appel went 6.0 innings and gave up one run while striking out six. Luis Garcia stranded two inherited runners in the seventh. Andrew Knapp and Darnell Sweeney hit home runs.
- Appel – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
- Sweeney went 2-3 with a HR (1), RBI, and BB.
- Featherston went 2-4 with a 2B.
- Knapp went 2-4 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI.
- Stassi went 1-4 with a 2B.
- Perkins went 2-3 with a 2B.
- Venable and Sweeney each stole their first base.
- Sweeney was CS for the second time.
- Featherston committed his first error.
- The ‘Pigs turned 3 DP.
Reading (8-4) Beat Reading 6-2. Ben Lively pitched 7.0, 2-hit innings, and drove in two runs. Ulises Joaquin gave up 2 runs in 0.1 inning. Jeremy Bleich came in to strand two inherited runners.
- Crawford went 0-3 with 2 BB.
- Angelo Mora went 2-5 with a 2B.
- Cozens went 1-4 with a BB and RBI.
- Hoskins went 1-4 with a 2B, BB, and 2 RBI.
- Valentin went 2-4 with a BB and RBI.
- Lively went 2-3 with a BB and 2 RBI.
- Cozens stole his second base, Mora his first.
- Crawford committed a throwing error, his third.
- Lively picked a runner off first.
- Lively/Moore racked up a CS.
Clearwater (7-5) Lost to Jupiter 5-0. Will Morris gave up 3 ER in 4.2 innings. Three Threshers accounted for all 6 of their hits, all singles.
- Sandberg went 2-4.
- Tocci went 2-4.
- Martin went 2-4.
- Sandberg committed a throwing (1) that led to 2 unearned runs.
- Walding committed a fielding error (2). The runner was erased on a pick off.
- Munoz and DeNato each picked runners off first.
- Kingery cut down a runner at the plate on a FC.
Lakewood (2-10) Lost to Hagerstown 4-3. Mitch Gueller gave up 3 runs in 5.0 innings. Jose Pujols hit his second home run.
- Coppola (.405) went 2-4 with a 2B and BB.
- Wilson Garcia went 1-4 with a 2B.
- Pujols went 2-4 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI.
- Bossart went 1-4 with a 2B and RBI.
- Coppola stole his third base.
- Marrero was caught for the second time.
- The Suns had a runner CS by Guelelr/Bossart.
- And a SB against Tirado/Bossart.
- Tirado committed a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt that loaded the bases with nobody out. He got 2 strike outs and a line out to escape with no runs scored.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- 4/18 – Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of David Lough from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/18 – Philadelphia Phillies optioned LF Cedric Hunter to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/18 – Baltimore Orioles traded LF Alfredo Marte to Philadelphia Phillies for Player To Be Named Later.