Lehigh Valley (11-9) No game scheduled. Mark Appel (3-0, 1.62 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday.
Reading (13-7) No Game scheduled. Alec Asher (1-2, 3.20 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday.
Clearwater (15-6) Beat Daytona and took two of three from the Tortugas. The Threshers received five solid innings from John Richy in his first start after coming off the DL. Cord Sandberg provided an early lead with his first home run of the season. The Threshers broke a 1-1 tie with 4 runs in the sixth, making Richy the eventual game winner. Victor Arano and Alexis Rivero made the lead stand up, albeit not without some late innings drama.
- Richy – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Arano pitched 2.2, 1-run innings, walked 2, and struck out 3.
- Rivero struck out 3 in 1.1, 1-hit innings, but walked two and committed an error.
- Arano’s run was unearned. Gabriel Lino’s 3rd PB of the season allowed the runner to get into scoring position.
- Lino threw out 1 of 2 base stealers.
- The Threshers had 6 hits and 11 strike outs.
- Sandberg (.328) went 1-2 with a HR (1), RBI, BB and HBP.
- Tocci (.250) went 1-4 with a triple and RBI.
- Martin (.309) went 1-3 and was HBP.
- Walding (.275) went 1-4 with a double and RBI.
- Green (.262 went 1-3 with a SF and RBI.
- When Sandberg was hit by a pitch in the 1st inning it marked the 11th time a Thresher batter was hit by an opposing pitcher. When John Richy hit a batter in the 4th inning, it marked the first time a Thresher pitcher hit an opposing batter. Martin became the 12th Thresher hit by a pitch in the 8th inning.
- The Threshers have won 8 of their last 9 games, 12 of 14.
- Until Wednesday, only Walding, Martin, and Green had hit home runs for the Threshers. Kingery hit his first this week and Sandberg hit his first last night. Walding is second in the FSL with six. Martin is tied for third with four. And, Green is tied for sixth with three. Their 15 home runs tie them for second in the FSL behind Tampa’s 21.
Lakewood (4-16) Cancelled, rain. Luke Leftwich (0-1, 3.75 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Friday.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Pat Border’s team won a 7-inning game against the Pirates in an XST game. Edgar Garcia pitched the middle three innings and looked sharp. He gave up one single, and struck out 5 of the other 9 batters he faced, 4 swinging. Garcia’s FB was 92-93, t94. He was also throwing a pretty tight slider that the Pirates couldn’t touch.
- Mario Hollands pitched the first two innings.
- Hollands breezed through the first inning on 2 ground outs and a pop up.
- Hollands gave up a HR, 3B, 2B, and BB in the second. The inning was rolled after the walk with 2 outs and 2 runners on base.
- The walk came on Hollands’ 35th pitch of the afternoon.
- Hollands line – 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
- Hollands FB was 89-90. He touched 91 three times and 92 once.
- Jake Sweaney hit a 2-run HR to tie the game in the second inning.
- Ronaldo Marrero lined an RBI single to center in the fourth to take the lead.
- Carlos Duran hit a solo home run to add a run in the 6th.
- Luke Williams followed with a ground single to left, stolen base, took third on the play on an E-2T, and scored on a passed ball.
- Williams went 2-3.
- Encarnacion went 1-2 with a HBP.
- Marrero went 2-3.
- Final score, Phillies 5-2.
Extra Innings –
- Florida’s A.J. Puk has been restored to his Saturday rotation spot.