With a possible opening in the Phillies rotation, Jake Thompson tossed another clunker for Lehigh Valley.
Alexis Rivero blew the save and took the loss for Reading.
Seranthony Dominguez sparkled for Clearwater.
And, JoJo Romero pitched well before Lakewood’s bullpen imploded.
Lehigh Valley (3-4) lost to Scranton 10-6.
Jake Thompson couldn’t get out of the third inning for the second time in as many starts. Mark Leiter struck out 8 batters in 2.2 innings of relief, but gave up a 3-run HR to the first batter he faced, Ruben Tejada. After the IronPigs closed to within 7-6, Cesar Ramos and Michael Mariot combined to give up 3 runs.
Jorge Alfaro hit his first HR of the season. Logan Moore had 2 RBI. Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams, and Jesse Valentin had 2 hits each. Williams had an outfield assist.
With Alfaro DH-ing, the IronPigs saw the first attempted steals against this season and gave up their first 4 steals of the season. Hmmm.
- #1 Crawford: .125, DNP
- #3 Alfaro: .440, 1-5, R, HR, RBI, K
- #4 Williams: .227, 2-4, R, double, K
- #6 Quinn: .320, 0-5, 3 K
- #9 Cozens: .167, 0-3, R, BB, 2 K
- #12 Pivetta: DNP
- #13 Hoskins: .375, 2-3, R, double, HBP
- #17 Pinto: DNP
- #20 Appel: DNP
- #25 Lively: (1-0, 1.50) – DNP
- #30 Valentin: .478, 2-4, R, double
Reading (2-4) lost to New Hampshire 5-3.
Tom Eshelman pitched into the sixth inning (5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, HR). Alexis Rivero struck out 5 in 1.2 innings, but gave up a 3-run HR to the first batter he faced to blow the save and earn the loss. Jesen Therrien struck out two in 1.0 IP but gave up an unearned run.
The Phils staked Eshelman to an eraly lead that didn’t hold up. Scott Kingery hit a 3-run HR and Andrew Pullin (.417) added a pair of doubles.
Aaron Brown threw a runner out at the plate but was ejected in the next half inning after being called out on strikes.
- #11 Kingery: .318, 1-4, R, HR (2), 3 RBI (7), 2 K
- #18: Garcia: 7-Day DL
- #22 Anderson: (0-0, 21.00), DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci: .320, 1-4
- #28 Canelo: .294, 1-2, R, BB
Clearwater (5-2) beat Lakewood 4-1.
Seranthony Dominguez pitched well enough, long enough to allow the offense time to put some runs on the board. Dominguez pitched 6.0 innings, allowed one run on 3 hits. He walked none and struck out ten. Ranfi Casimiro pitched one-hit ball over two innings. Jeff Singer struck out two in one ining and earned his third save.
Damek Tomscha went 2-4 with a double and scored two runs. Wilson Garcia went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Emmanuel Marrero went 3-4 with a double, triple, and run scored. Zach Coppola picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly. Jose Pujols struck out 3 times.
- #5 Kilome – DNP
- #10 Randolph – .276, 1-3, R, 2 BB, 2 K
- #27 Garcia – DNP
- #29 Pujols: .148, 1-5, RBI, 3 K
Lakewood (4-3) lost to Hagerstown 10-2.
JoJo Romero was lifted with a 2-1 lead after 5.0 innings and 80 pitches. Jonathan Hennigan (BS, L), Mauricio Llovera, and Zach Morris combined to give up 9 runs over the next 3 innings, including a 7-run eighth.
Daniel Brito and Henri Lartigue had 2-hit games. Brito also hit his second HR, a 2-run shot that gave the BlueClaws an early lead. Brito has now hit in all seven of Lakewood’s games this season.
- #2 Moniak: .281, 1-4, BB, K
- #7 Sanchez: DNP
- #16 Medina: DNP
- #19 Brito: .406, 2-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
- #26 Romero: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, WP
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 4/12 – Phillies optioned LHP Adam Morgan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/12 – Phillies recalled RHP Luis Garcia from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/12 – LHP Wander Perez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
- 4/11 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/11 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 4/11 – Phillies optioned RHP Zach Eflin to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/11 – LHP Wander Perez assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/1-7 – Phillies signed 2B Taylor Featherston (re-signed)
- 4/6 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Osvaldo Arauz to a minor league contract.