Lehigh Valley (25-21) Beat Pawtucket 11-4. Jake Thompson gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings. He struck out only two. Seve Gonzalez gave up a solo home run in relief. The IronPigs scored 5 runs off Red Sox’ starter Henry Owens in 3.1 innings (wasn’t he a part of a lot of the Hamels-to-Boston trades that were suggested a couple years ago?). In addition to 6 hits and 5 walks, Owens gave up a Darin Ruf home run AND hit 3 batters. Four IronPigs had 3-hit games – J.P. Crawford, Nick Wiliams, Ruf, and Cedric Hunter. Ruf hit 2 HR, Hunter and Angelys Nina contributed one each. Ruf had 5 RBI, Hunter three. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/26/2016
Before I get into the box scores, I have some information that was requested in earlier reports.
The GCL divisions have been shuffled by the closing of the Detroit Tigers’ operations in Venezuela. The Phillies had been in the GCL Northwest Division with the Blue Jays, Pirates, and Yankees1. The new alignment will keep the Phillies in the Northwest but the other teams in the division will be the Blue Jays, Tigers West, and Yankees West. The Pirates were moved to the Northeast Division. The addition of a second team for Detroit has increased the number of teams in the league to 17. Five teams will compete in the East Division (Houston by virtue of their recent move is the new team in the East). Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/25/2016