In a new twist, all runs scored by opponents last night were surrendered by the starters.
Lehigh Valley rallied to win.
Reading’s rally fell short.
Clearwater also came up short trying to come from behind.
Lakewood won a game called due to rain after seven innings.
Lehigh Valley (14-12) beat Scranton, 5-3. Ben Lively (3-1, 2.79) was touched for all three runs in five innings. He gave up seven hits and a walk and struck out five. Pedro Venditte (1-0, 0.00), Michael Mariot (5.59), and Pedro Beato (2.84, 5 saves) held the Yankees’ affiliate scoreless and picked up a win, hold, and save respectively.
Roman Quinn, J.P. Crawford, and Dylan Cozens each had a hit among the IronPigs 7-hit attack. Crawford also drew two walks. Logan Moore hit his second HR. Crawford, Cozens, Hoskins, Williams, and Moore each drove in a run. Quinn stole his 6th base.
- #1 Crawford (.153): 1-2 with 2 runs scored, RBI, 2 BB, K
- #3 Alfaro (.318): 0-4 with a run scored, K
- #4 Williams (.267): 1-4 with a RBi, 2 K
- #6 Quinn (.250): 1-4 with a run scored, 2 K
- #9 Cozens (.167): 1-3 with an RBI, BB, K
- #12 Pivetta (2-0, 0.69): called up to Philadelphia
- #13 Hoskins (.337): 1-2 with a double, RBI, BB
- #17 Pinto (2-2, 3.14): DNP
- #20 Appel (1-2, 7.48): DNP
- #25 Lively (3-1, 2.79): 5.0, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, HBP
- #30 Valentin (.240): 0-2 with a BB
Reading (13-10) lost to Portland, 5-4. Tyler Viza (1-3, 6.85) gave up all 5 runs in 4.2 innings on 7 hits and 2 BB. He struck out five. Mario Hollands (2.57), Joe DeNato (1.69), and Miguel Nunez (1.93) held the Sea Dogs to one hit the rest of the way, but the Phils fell short.
Scott Kingery and Osmel Aguila had 2 hits each. Andrew Pullin, Mitch Walding, Aaron Brown, and Malquin Canelo each had an RBI. Aguila and Walding each drew 2 walks. Catcher Chace Numata picked a runner off third base.
- #11 Kingery (.291): 2-5 with a double, K
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson (2-0, 6.97): DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci (.318): 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #28 Canelo (.268): 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, K
- Pullin (.313): 1-5 with an RBI
- Tromp (.268): DNP
Clearwater (18-10) lost to Jupiter, 3-2. Cole Irvin (3-2, 1.69) gave up all 3 runs on 8 hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out four. Edgar Garcia (4.22) struck out 3 in two innings. Jake Waguespack (3.27) pitched a one-hit ninth.
Drew Stankiewicz (.314) and Emmanuel Marrero (.276) had 2 hit games. Jan Hernandez hit his 6th HR. Deivi Grullon had the other RBI. Cornelius Randolph picked up an outfield assist.
- # 5 Kilome (2-1, 2.51): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.184): 0-4 with a BB, K
- #27 Ed. Garcia (0-0, 4.22): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- #29 Pujols (.167): 1-4
Lakewood (16-12) beat Charleston, 3-2 in a rain-shortened game. Ranger Suarez (2-0, 0.93) pitched 6.2 innings, gave up both runs (only one earned) on 9 hits. He walked none and struck out seven. Trevor Bettencourt (1.29) earned his first save retiring the final out.
The BlueClaws only managed 4 hits. Edgar Cabral had 2 hits, a double, and RBI. Darick Hall (.276) hit his second HR since returning from the DL. Cord Sandberg (.289) also had a hit.
Suarez picked two runners off first base.
- #2 Moniak (.280): 0-3 with a K
- #7 Sanchez (0-2, 2.79): DNP
- #16 Medina (0-2, 1.71): DNP
- #19 Brito (.324): 0-3 with a K
- #26 Romero (1-1, 2.92): DNP
Williamsport (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 19th at State College.
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
GCL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 26th v. Yankees West.
DSL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.
DSL Phillies2 (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
First, the XST schedule has been modified.
- The start times for all week day games against the Pirates, Braves, and Tigers have been moved up to noon whether at home or on the road.
- Week day games against the Yankees and Blue Jays remain at 1:00 PM.
- Wednesday games remain Camp Days and intrasquad games start at noon.
- Sundays are off days.
- Saturday’s games against the Blue Jays start at 10:00 AM whether at the Complex or in Dunedin.
I have a few notes from Tuesday’s, 7-inning game against the Pirates.
Andrew Brown pitched the first two innings. He gave up 2 cheap hits, a bloop single and an infield single. The Pirates tried a double steal, Nerluis Martinez took a pitch out and threw high to second, took the return throw, and tagged out the runner at the plate.
Brown throws a FB, CH, CB. He displayed a high 80’s FB (87-89 MPH). He struck out two, got two ground outs to second, and bounded off the mound to catch a popped up bunt.
Tyler Hallead pitched the middle three innings. He gave up four runs in the fourth inning, but threw 1-2-3 innings in the third and fifth. Hallead struck out 5 batters. He throws a FB, SL, and CH. His FB was 90-92 MPH.
Jhon Nunez pitched the final two innings and gave up five runs in the seventh. The inning started poorly when a lead off single was picked off but ended up stealing second. That was followed by a fielding error and the flood gates opened.
The Phillies scored two runs in three different innings and had leads of 4-0- and 6-4.
- Jhailyn Ortiz doubled and scored on Gregori Rivero’s 2-run double
- Enmannuel Garcia hit a solo HR, Raul Rivas tripled and scored on Cole Stobbe’s fielder’s choice.
- Stobbe hit an RBI double and Rivero followed with an RBI single
Josh Stephen wasn’t in the line up.
- Stobbe went 1-3 with a double, 2 RBI, K
- Ortiz went 1-3 with a double
- Pickett went 0-3 with 2 K
- Rivero went 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI
Transactions (and paper moves)
- 5/4 – RHP Matt Hockenberry assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 5/3 – Clearwater Threshers placed LHP Tyler Gilbert on the 7-day disabled list.
- 5/2 – RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/2 – Osmel Aguila assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 5/2 – Reading Fightin Phils placed 3B Harold Martinez on the 7-day disabled list. Lower back strain.
- 5/2 – Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- 5/2 – Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
- 5/2 – Harold Arauz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 5/2 – RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.