Another one win night for the organization Saturday, Lakewood’s 8-4, come-from-behind, extra-inning victory. Cord Sandberg tied the game with a two-out, solo home run in the ninth inning. Mickey Moniak drove in the go ahead run in a 4-run 10th inning.
Ricardo Pinto allowed one unearned run and Jorge Alfaro had three hits in Lehigh Valley’s one-run loss.
Malquin Canelo had 2 of Reading’s 5 hits in a 4-1 loss.
Franklyn Kilome had a rough debut, and Ranfi Casimiro pitched even worse in Clearwater’s 12-6 loss. “C” Randolph hit his second home run in as many nights. Emmanuel Marrero’s 3-run home run gave the Threshers’s a short-lived lead.
Lehigh Valley’s vaunted line up has zero home runs and only three extra base hits in two games, all doubles. Reading has just two doubles in two games. Meanwhile in 3 games, Lakewood has 8 extra base hits – Sandberg’s HR, Henri Latrigue’s triple, and 6 doubles (3 by Mickey Moniak), and Clearwater has 11 XBH – Randolph’s 2 HR, Marrero’s 1 HR, and 8 doubles (2 each by Austin Bossart and Damek Tomscha).
The four affiliates committed 8 errors. They have committed 18 errors in 10 games, and haven’t had an error-free game yet this season. Errors have led to 11 unearned runs and resulted in countless extra pitches for pitchers early in the season.
Lehigh Valley (0-2) lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-2. Double header on Sunday, Ben Lively and Nick Pivetta.
Ricardo Pinto was victimized by a couple errors that lead to two unearned runs. A wild pitch helped set up the eventual wining run.
The IronPigs banged out 12 hits (11 singles) and drew 5 walks. Roman Quinn, Jorge Alfaro, Cameron Perkins, and Jesse Valentin had multi-hit games.
- #1 Crawford: 1-5
- #3 Alfaro: 3-4, K, HBP
- #4 Williams: 1-4, 3 K
- #6 Quinn: 2-5, 3 K
- #9 Cozens: 0-3, 2 BB
- #12 Pivetta: DNP
- #13 Hoskins: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K
- #17 Pinto: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 WP
- #20 Appel: DNP
- #25 Lively: DNP
- #30 Valentin: 2-4, 2 RBI, K
Reading (0-2) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 4-1. Drew Anderson pitches on Sunday, Shane Watson on Monday, and Brandon Leibrandt on Tuesday.
Tyler Viza went 5.0 IP allowing 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K. Matt Hockenberry, Alexics Rivero, and Miguel Nunez each pitched a scoreless inning (3.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K).
Malquin Canelo had 2 hits including a double, the Phils only XBH. The Phils run scored on Scott Kingery’s inning ending double play ground out (4-6-3-5)
- #11 Kingery: 0-3, BB, K
- #18: Garcia: 7-Day DL
- #22 Anderson: DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci: 1-4, 2 K
- #28 Canelo: 2-4, double, K
Clearwater (1-2) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays 12-6. Next up Cole Irvin on Sunday, Alberto Tirado on Monday, and Blake Quinn on Tuesday.
Franklyn Kilome made his Clearwater debut and was chased in the fifth inning, charged with 4 runs (3 earned). Randolph’s 3-run HR tied the game before Kilome exited trailing by a run.
Marrero’s 3-run HR gave the Threshers a 6-4 lead in the sixth. Ranfi Casimiro gave back a run in the bottom of the inning, then couldn’t get an out in the seventh. He left after facing four batters and surrendering the lead for good.
Herlis Rodriguez, Austin Bossart, and Marrero had multi-hit games. Randolph and Narrero each had 3 RBI.
- #5 Kilome – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, WP
- #10 Randolph – 1-5, HR, 3 RBI, K
- #27 Garcia – DNP
- #29 Pujols: 0-5, 4 K
Lakewood (3-0) beat Kannapolis 8-4 in ten innings. Next up Adonis Medina on Sunday.
In a pitching duel, the BlueClaws trailed 2-1 going into the eighth inning. Their only run scored on a Mickey Moniak ground out in the first inning. Lakewood took a 3-2 lead on RBI doubles by David Martinelli and Moniak.
Trevor Bettencourt gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning to give the lead back and blow the save. Cord Sandberg tied the game with two outs in the ninth on a solo home run.
Lakewood took the lead in the tenth on Moniak’s second RBI double. They continued to tack on runs on Alex Wojciechowski’s 2-run double and Martinelli’s bases loaded walk.
Moniak, Wojo, and Lartigue had multi-hit and multi-RBI games. Lartigue tripled to lead off in the eighthand scored the tying run on Martinelli’s double. Martinelli threw out a runner at the plate. Brito stole his second base, Moniak his first.
Lakewood survived three errors. Harold Arauz and Will Hibbs inherited and stranded two runners each.
- #2 Moniak: 3-5, 2 doubles, R, 3 RBI, K
- #7 Sanchez: DNP
- #16 Medina: first start on Sunday
- #19 Brito: 1-5, 2 R, 2 K, sac
- #26 Romero: DNP
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 4/8 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 4/8 – 1B Brett Barbier assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.