Tommy Joseph got his first major league hit Monday night. He lined a single to center in his third at bat leading off the sixth inning. He went 1-4 with a strike out, and made a couple nice catches on line drives headed for the RF corner.
Lehigh Valley (19-18) Lost to Syracuse, 5-4. Mark Appel pitched well thru his first five innings when he allowed just two walks and a single. He ran out of gas in the sixth when he gave up 3 runs and turned the inning over to James Russell with one on and two out. Russell walked the bases loaded before getting the final out. The IronPigs took the lead in the bottom of the inning, but Seve Gonzalez blew the save opportunity. Edward Mujica came on in the ninth in a non-save situation and earned the loss. Darin Ruf homered in his first IronPigs’ start.
- Appel – 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 99 pitches/58 strikes.
- Hunter (.271) went 2-4 with an RBI and sac.
- Williams (.276) went 2-5.
- LF Ruf went 2-5 with HR (1) and RBI.
- Knapp (.245) DNP.
- Stassi (.253) went 1-5.
- Logan Moore went 2-4 with a triple in his first start for Lehigh.
- Perkins (.308) went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
- Alonso (1) stole a base.
- Williams (1) committed a fielding error.
Reading (24-13) No game scheduled.
Clearwater (25-13) Came from behind to beat St. Lucie, 8-5. Tom Eshelman gave up 5 runs in the first three innings. But Victor Arano and Ulises Joaquin shutout the Mets for five innings while the Threshers completed their comeback. Zach Green had 4 hits. Gabriel Lino had 3 RBI. Green and Carlos Tocci hit home runs, it was Tocci’s first. Cody Ashe went hitless but played all nine innings.
- Kingery (.255) went 1-5.
- Tocci (.262) went 3-5 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI (15).
- LF Asche (.167) went 0-5.
- RF Pullin (.250) went 0-4.
- 3B Green (.280) went 4-4 with a double, HR (5) and RBI (23).
- Martin (.260) went 2-3 with a double and a BB.
- Lino (.200) went 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI.
- DH Sandberg (.270) went 2-4 with an RBI (13).
- Walding (.270) DNP.
- Canelo (5) stole a base.
- Sandberg (3) was caught stealing twice, Kingery (2) once.
- Canelo (10) committed a fielding error.
- The Mets stole 5 bases on Eshelman/Lino.
- Arano got his first win, Joaquin got his first save.
Lakewood (15-21) Had leads of 5-0, 8-2, and 9-4 but lost to Hagerstown, 12-9. Jose Taveras left after five innings with a 9-6 lead. Alejandro Arteaga and Jacob Waguespack gave up 3 runs each. Artega got a HOLD for his one-third of an inning, JW blew the save and absorbed the loss. Every BlueClaw starter got a hit, Marrero, Tobias, Garcia, and Tomscha had multi-hit games as the Claws out hit the Suns 13-12. Tobias hit his fourth home run. Tomscha had 3 RBI.
- Taveras – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 1 WP.
- Arteaga – 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K. This was “hold worthy”.
- Waguespack – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 1 of 2 inherited runners scored.
- McLoughlin – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP.
- Marrero (.316) went 2-4 with a double, BB, and RBI.
- Tobias (.320) went 2-4 with a BB, HR (4), and RBI.
- Pujols (.277) went 1-5.
- Grullon (.283) went 1-3 with an RBI and 2 BB.
- Marrero was picked off first.
- Tobias (7) committed a fielding error, Grullon (3) commited an error on a missed catch and on a pickoff attempt.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- 5/16 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs released C J.P. Arencibia.
- 5/16 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs released LF Alfredo Marte.
- 5/16 – Logan Moore assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading.
- 5/16 – Joel Fisher assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies XST.
- 5/16 – LHP Joely Rodriguez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater.
- 5/16 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading.
- The Rosters are up to date here.