Lehigh Valley (7-6) swept Syracuse 3-2 and 5-4 in a pair of seven inning games.
Game One. Jake Thompson picked up his first win. He gave up 2 runs on 6 hits in 6.0 innings. Edward Mujica picked up his third save.
- Knapp (.360)went 1-3 with an RBI.
- Stassi went 1-3 with a 2B and RBI.
- Hunter picked up an RBI on a ground out.
- Knapp suffered his third passed ball.
- Thompson – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, WP
Game Two. Bull pen game. Reinier Roibal started and gave up 3 runs in 3.0 innings. The IronPigs came back to tie in the seventh on Darnell Sweeney’s 3-run home run and Tommy Joseph’s go ahead RBI double. Gregory Infante got the win and Luis Garcia got his first save.
- ‘Pigs outhit Syracuse 13-11.
- Sweeney went 2-4 with a HR (2) and 3 RBI.
- Featherston went 4-4 with a 2B.
- Perkins went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Joseph went 3-4 with 2 2B and an RBI.
Reading (9-5) Lost to Richmond 5-4 in 11 innings. Ricardo Pinto pitched seven, 4-hit innings. He gave up one unearned run. Joely Rodriguez loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, and Yacksel Rios entered to walk in the tying run. Jeremy Bleich came in to get out of the inning. Tom Windle gave up a game winning home run in his second inning of relief. Jake Fox provided the offense with a 2-run home run.
- Crawford (.294)went 1-5 with 3 K.
- Fox went 1-3 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI
- Crawford stole his third base.
- Quinn was picked off and caught stealing for the first time this season.
- Pinto, Valentin, and Moor all committed their first errors.
- Pinto – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Rios blew his first save.
Clearwater (9-5) Beat Daytona 4-2. Matt Imhof allowed 1 H in 6.0 IP. Cord Sandberg was moved up to the second spot in the line up and collected 3 hits and a stolen base. More here.
- Kingery (.288) went 2-4 with 2 R, and a 3B.
- Sandberg (.326) went 3-4 with a 2B, RBI, and SB
- Imhof – 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0, R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 93 pitches/55 strikes, FB 89-91 mph.
Lakewood (2-12) Lost to Hagerstown 9-1. Tyler Gilbert gave up 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.0 innings. “C” Randolph got 2 more hits.
- Randolph (.217) went 2-4.
- Garcia went 2-4 with an RBI.
- Joel Fisher caught, Samuel Hiciano played first base.
- Gilbert picked a runner off first.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- 4/20 – Philadelphia Phillies designated LHP James Russell for assignment.
- 4/20 – Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of Andrew Bailey from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/20 – Hoby Milner assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/20 – C Joel Fisher assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/20 – Lakewood BlueClaws placed 1B Brendon Hayden on the 7-day disabled list.