Lehigh Valley swept a double header.
Scott KIngery homered and led Reading to a victory.
Clearwater won dramatically on Drew Stankiewicz’ 10th inning double.
Lakewood split a double header.
Lehigh Valley (5-6) swept a double header from Pawtucket 6-0 and 7-6.
Game 1: Nick Pivetta tossed a seven inning, complete game shutout. He gave up five hits and struck out five. His counterpart, Kyle Kendrick, also threw a complete game but gave up three home runs.
Rhys Hoskins and Logan Moore provided the offense. Each had two hits. Hoskins hit two home runs and had three RBI. Moore also hit a home run and had two RBI
- #1 Crawford: .091, 0-3, K
- #4 Williams: .194, 1-3, R, 2 K
- #6 Quinn: .216, 0-4, 2 K
- #9 Cozens: .147, 1-3, R, RBI, K
- #12 Pivetta: (2-0, 0.69) – 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
- #13 Hoskins: .344, 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI
- #30 Valentin: .355, 0-3
Game 2: The IronPigs came back from 5-0 and 6-5 to post a victory. Mark Appel gave up the first five runs in 3.0 innings. Adam Morgan pitched a perfect inning. Michael Mariot gave back the lead after the IronPigs came back to tie. Cesar Ramos got the win, Pedro Beato the save.
Roman Quinn, Nick Williams, and Cameron Perkins had multi-hit games. Williams and Perkins each had 2 RBI. Dylan Cozens hit his second HR, Williams his first.
- #1 Crawford: .086, 0-2,R, 2 BB
- #3 Alfaro: .361, 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
- #4 Williams: .194, 1-3, R, 2 K
- #6 Quinn: .244, 2-4, RBI, K, SB
- #9 Cozens: .158, 1-4, R, RBI, 2 R, HR (2), RBI, K
- #12 Pivetta: (2-0, 0.69) – DNP
- #13 Hoskins: .324, 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB
- #17 Pinto: (0.73), DNP
- #20 Appel: (8.22) – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 %, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
- #25 Lively: (1-1, 4.09) – DNP
- #30 Valentin: .355,DNP
Reading (4-5) held on to beat Richmond 7-6.
Scott Kingery had himself a game – his 4th HR, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Andrew Pullin and Aaron Brown had multi-hit games. Mitch Walding hit his first HR. The Phils drew 11 walks.
Shane Watson pitched into the fifth inning allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 1 and gave up a HR. Mario Hollands got the win but allowed the inherited run that tied the score. Alexis Rivero and Mario Sanchez were awarded “holds” in their single innings, but both gave up runs that cut a two-run lead in half. Miguel Nunez earned his second save.
- #11 Kingery: .313, 1-2, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List for 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson: (0-0, 10.80), DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci: .273, DNP
- #28 Canelo: .313, 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
Clearwater (8-3) beat Palm Beach 6-2 (in 2:08).
The Threshers walked off against Palm Beach, 2-1, on Drew Stankiewicz’ RBI double in the tenth inning.
Alberto Tirado pitched like Alberto Tirado (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, WP).
- He allowed only two infield singles in six innings.
- He walked three and struck out four.
- He threw 12 of 24 first pitch strikes (50%).
- He ran six three-ball counts.
- He threw a wild pitch.
- He threw 82 pitches in six innings, but only 45 strikes (54.9%).
- He threw 19 pitches in the first inning when he ran three of his three-ball counts.
- He followed that with an 11-pitch second inning and gave up the second of the two hits he allowed.
- He loaded the bases in the third walking two batters and hitting a third, and throwing 8 strikes among 21 pitches.
- He came back with a 9-pitch fourth inning, getting 2 of his 4 strike outs.
- He threw a 16-pitch fifth inning, recording his final walk and strike out.
- Having reached 76 pitches, he came out in the sixth and retired the side on 6 pitches.
Tirado’s fastball sat 92-95 MPH. He touched 96 MPH four times and 97 twice. He hit 97 MPH once and 96 MPH twice in the first inning. Still strong, he reached 97 MPH and 96 MPH once each in the fifth inning.
Tirado’s first three Ks came swinging at sliders of 84, 86, and 85 MPH. His final K came swinging at a 95 MPH heater.
Austin Davis blew the save on an 8th inning HR. Davis was throwing his FB 93-95 MPH.
Jeff Singer pitched the final two innings and got the win. His FB was 95-96 MPH.
Deivi Grullon went 4-5 and clubbed a HR (1) to left that gave the Threshers the lead they nursed into the eighth inning. His fourth hit was a two-out single in the tenth. He scored the winning run on Drew Stankiewicz’ double to the base of the right field wall.
Mark Laird had two hits and a walk from the lead off spot. Jose Pujols had a couple hits – a line drive to left and an infield single.
- Emmanuel Marrero made a great play going deep to his left behind second base and throwing blindly yet accurately to first to get the first out in the third inning.
- C” Randolph, who had lost a ball to the wind in the seventh, made a dramatic catch leaping and crashing into the wall in the left field corner to take extra bases away from a Palm Beach batter leading off the ninth.”
- Wilson Garcia fielded a chopper at first and threw out a runner at home from a drawn-in infield.
Zach Coppola stole his first base of the season. It came off Jose Godoy who had thrown out 4 of 5 base stealers coming into the game, 20 of 45 (44.4%) last season, and 106 of 232 career (45.7%).
- #5 Kilome – (0-1, 3.38), DNP
- #10 Randolph – .231, 0-3, 2 BB, K
- #27 Ed. Garcia – DNP
- #29 Pujols: .190, 2-5, K
Lakewood (6-5) split a double header with Greensboro, losing 1-0 and winning 3-1.
Game 1: The BlueClaws were held to two hits and shutout 1-0. Adonis Medina allowed one run in six innings on four hits and punched out six. Zach Morris pitched a perfect seventh.
Daniel Brito and Luke Williams had Lakewood’s only two hits. Their only other base runner came on a Mickey Moniak base on balls.
- #2 Moniak: .293, 0-2, BB, K
- #16 Medina: (0-1, 1.80) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #19 Brito: .386, 1-3
Game 2: Nick Fanti pitched 4.0 innings of one-hit ball. He allowed one run, walked three, and struck out seven. Fanti hit a batter and picked off a base runner. Fanti had thrown 75 pitches thru four innings, 43 for strikes (57%).
Trevor Bettencourt picked up the win with 2.0 hitless innings, striking out three. Mauricio Llovera pitched into some trouble in the ninth, and Jonathan Hennigan came in to strike out the final two batters for his second save, stranding the three runners he inherited..
Carlos Duran had a two-hit game. Cord Sandberg and David Martinekki had the only two RBI. Moniak stole his fourth base of the season. Duran was picked off third and second. Broti was picked off at first.
- #2 Moniak: .302, 1-2, BB, SB
- #7 Sanchez: (0-1, 4.66), DNP
- #16 Medina: (0-1, 1.80) – DNP
- #19 Brito: .370, 0-2, K
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
- #26 Romero:
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I went to Dunedin to watch the XST games. The Phils lost both games. I have some sketchy notes on The game Pat Borders coached.
Justin Miller pitched the first two innings and worked out of a jam early in the game. After a walk and an error, he retired the next three batters on a 4-3, K. K. He throws a FB, CH, CB. His FB was 86-89 MPH.
Casey Brown pitched the next two innings. He also throws a FB, CH, CB. His FB was 89-91 MPH. Neither Miller nor Brown had given up a run.
Jhon Nunez and was done after 25 pitches. His FB was 85-90 MPH. He left trailing 4-3. Several defensive errors contributed to the deficit.
The Phils manufactured a run in the first inning on a walk, sacrifice bunt by Torres that he beat out, and an infield single by Josh Stephen. A sacrifice fly brought home the games’s first run.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 4/15 – Wander Perez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 4/14 – CF Mark Laird assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
- 4/14 – RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
- 4/14 – LHP Mario Hollands assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/14 – Reading Fightin Phils placed SS Jorge Flores on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, 2017. Right shoulder strain
- 4/13 – Lakewood BlueClaws placed SS Arquimedes Gamboa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, 2017
- 4/13 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters
- 4/13 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from GCL Phillies
- 4/13 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
- 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.