Lehigh had the day off.
Reading managed just 3 hits and lost late when they gave up 4 runs in the 9th and 10th innings.
Clearwater lost a clash between division leaders.
Lakewood won on Luke Williams’ walk off RBI single in the 13th inning.
Lehigh Valley (5-6) idle.
- #1 Crawford: .086,
- #3 Alfaro: .361,
- #4 Williams: .265,
- #6 Quinn: .244,
- #9 Cozens: .158,
- #12 Pivetta: (2-0, 0.69) –
- #13 Hoskins: .324,
- #17 Pinto: (0-1, 0.73) –
- #20 Appel: (0-1, 8.22) –
- #25 Lively: (1-1, 4.09) –
- #30 Valentin: .355,
Reading (4-6) lost to Akron in ten innings, 6-3.
Brandon Leibrandt pitched 5.0 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out five. He was lifted after 89 pitches, 59 strikes. Alexis Rivero followed with 2.0 perfect innings and 3 strike outs. Jesen Therrien allowed a lead off ground ball single in his second inning of work (the ninth) and after striking out the next batter turned the inning over to Miguel Nunez. He struggled and ultimately allowed the inherited runner to score and blew the save. Nunez continued into the tenth and was pulled after a strike out, walk, and double. Yacksel Rios entered and allowed both inherited runners to score plus one of his own.
Reading forged their early lead on Mitch Walding’s 2-run HR (2) in the third inning. Carlos Tocci provided a late one-run lad with an RBI single. Aaron Brown had the Phils only other hit, but also struck out 3 times. In fact the bottom 4 batters in the Phils line up – Walding, Jiandido Tromp, Brown, and Canelo – combined to strike out 9 times.
- #11 Kingery: .286, 0-3
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List for 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson: (0-0, 10.80), DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci: .270, 1-4, RBI
- #28 Canelo: .269, 0-3, R, BB, 2 K
Clearwater (8-3) lost to Bradenton, 5-1.
The four-game series pits the first place teams in each division as well as two of the top pitching staffs in the FSL. Tonight, Bradenton came out on top.
Blake Quinn (0-1, 4.66) pitched 5.0 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out two and picked a runner off first base. Ranfi Casimiro retired all 6 batters he faced. Edgar Garcia gave up a run in one inning.
Deivi Grullon doubled and scored the Threshers’ lone run on Drew Stankiewicz’ sacrifice fly. The Threshers only managed four other hits – a double by Mark Laird and singles by Damek Tomscha, Herlis Rodriguez, and Grenny Cumana. The only other base runner was Rodriguez on a fielding error. No walks for the Threshers.
- #5 Kilome – (0-1, 3.38), DNP
- #10 Randolph – .209, 0-4
- #27 Ed. Garcia – (0-0, 4.91), 1,0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER
- #29 Pujols: .174, 0-4, 2 K
Lakewood (7-5) beat Hagerstown in 13 innings, 4-3.
Bailey Falter (0-0, 2.45) went 6.0 innings in a no decision. He allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out four. Felix Paulino followed with 4.1 innings of shutout ball, allowing 6 hits, walking none, and striking out five. Jonathan Hennigan and Will Hibbs each pitched 1.1 innings of shutout ball with Hibs picking up his second win.
Lakewood scord single runs in the first three innings on Mickey Moniak’s one-out triple, and sacrifice flies by Edgar Cabral and Moniak. Luke Williams line drive, RBI single in the 13th inning scored Daniel Brito for the walk off win.
Brito and Williams each had 3 hits. The BlueClaws struck out 14 times. Wiliams was the only ‘Claw who didn’t strike out. Williams also picked up his firs stolen base.
- #2 Moniak: .298, 1-4, triple, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, SF
- #7 Sanchez: (0-1, 4.66), DNP
- #16 Medina: (0-1, 1.80) – DNP
- #19 Brito: .392, 3-5, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
- #26 Romero:
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I stopped by the Complex to watch Kevin Gowdy pitch. He throws a FB, SL, and CH. His FB topped out at 93 MPH. He had a rough outing. Defense was almost non-existent during his first inning when the Yankees scored three runs. The lead off batter hit a ground ball into right field through the 3-4 hole that started about two feet to first baseman Luis Encarnacio’s right. He seemed rooted to his spot. He barely moved as the ball scooted past. The next batter hit a tailor-made double play ball but second baseman Raul Rivas fumbled the flip from shortstop Jonathan Guzman and they barely got the force at second. The next batter shattered his bat on a bloop to right that put runners on the corners. The only hard hit ball of the inning was a line drive to right. The first run scored and the batter took second when the throw missed about 3 possible cut off men and rolled to the fence. Gowdy was left with runners on second and third. A sacrifice fly ans another shattered bat single brought in the other two runs. A shallow fly to right ended the inning.
I stopped taking notes and just watched the rest of the game. I think they lost 6-2. Things that stood out – Colton Murray pitched two scoreless innings, Rodolfo Duran tripled to right center, Josh Stephen had a line drive base hit, and Tyler Hallead pitched well.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.