Lehigh Valley won and is in a virtual tie at the top of the International League North Division.
Reading won is a game back in the Eastern League Eastern Division.
Clearwater lost but remained a game ahead in first place in the Florida State League North Division.
Lakewood won and has a half game lead in the South Atlantic League Northern Division.
Aaron Nola threw a decent rehab for Lehigh, John Richy made his first start in 2017, Cole Irvin struggled a little in Florida, and JoJo Romero tossed a gem for Lakewood.
Lehigh Valley (19-13) beat Rochester, 2-1 in 11 innings.
The IronPigs won in a walk off when Dylan Cozens led off the 11th inning with his 6th HR. Cozens also doubled, had 3 hits, and scored both runs.
Aaron Nola pitched 4.0 innings. He allowed one run on 4 hits and struck out three. Five relievers shut out the Red Wings on 2 hits over the next seven innings. Michael Mariot got the win.
- #1 Crawford (.162): 0-3 with 2 BB
- #3 Alfaro (.320): 1-5 with 3 K
- #4 Williams (.267): DNP
- #6 Quinn (.257): 0-5 with 2 K
- #9 Cozens (.196): 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (6), RBI (21)
- #12 Pivetta (2-0, 0.69): called up to Philadelphia
- #13 Hoskins (.327): 1-4 with a K
- #17 Pinto (2-3, 4.83): DNP
- #20 Appel (2-2, 5.93):DNP
- #25 Lively (4-1, 2.48): DNP
- #30 Valentin (.239): 1-4
Reading (17-12) beat Bowie, 4-3.
John Richy went 4.2 innings in his first appearance of the 2017 season. He allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Mario Sanchez (1-0. 2.41) followed and got the win. Yacksel Rios (1.83) pitched teo no-hit innings. Jesen Therrien (1.45) racked up his 7th save.
Carlos Tocci had a two-hit game. Osmel Aguila and Jiandido Tromp had 2 RBI each.
- #11 Kingery (.275): 1-4 with a run scored
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson (3-0, 5.53): DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci (.324): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 K
- #28 Canelo (.292): DNP
- Pullin (.322): 1-3 with a run scored, K, HBP
- Tromp (.276): 1-4 with a double, 2 RBI (12), K
Clearwater (20-14) lost to Charlotte, 6-3.
Cole Irvin (2-2, 1.70) suffered the loss. He allowed four runs (one earned) on 9 hits and a walk. He gave up a solo HR and struck out three. He lasted 5.0 innings, threw 83 pitches, 59 strikes.
Irvin lumbered through the first inning – 15 pitches, two 7-pitch at bats. He gave up a lead off HR in the second followed by two singles. Some poor base running by the Stone Crabs saved Irvin from more damage. He rebounded with a 7-pitch, 7 strike third inning.
Irvin almost escaped trouble again in the fourth. He induced a ground ball to short with two on and two out, but Emmanuel Marrero couldn’t handle the exchange from glove to throwing hand and 3 unearned runs scored before Irvin could get out of the inning.
Irvin loaded the bases again in the fifth with three, one-out singles and escaped again.
Irvin’s fastball sat 89-91 MPH. He threw about 62% FB. He threw 16 of 24 first pitch strikes (66.6%).
The Threshers scored first. Cornelius Randolph RBI double over the center fielder’s head plated Zach Coppola in the first inning. Randolph scored later in the inning on a fielding error.
After falling behind, the Threshers pulled within one run on a Grenny Cumana single.
The last Threshers’ scoring threat was squashed when Jose Pujols was picked off first with two on and one out in the sixth. Austin Davis allowed the Crabs to tack on two runs in the eighth and the game was essentially out of reach.
Edgar Garcia threw two shut out innings and Jake Waguespack threw one.
- # 5 Kilome (2-2, 3.68): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.187): 1-4 with a run scored, double, RBI, K
- #27 Ed. Garcia (0-0, 3.07): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- #29 Pujols (.179): 1-4 with K
Lakewood (20-13) beat Greenville, 3-0.
JoJo Romero (2-1, 2.20) pitched 8.0, one-hit innings. He walked 3 and struck out eight. Trevor Bettencourt (1.08) picked up his third save with 3 strike outs in the ninth.
Darick Hall (.260) went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Cord Sandberg doubled and Mickey Moniak singled.
- #2 Moniak (.281): 1-4 with a K
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
- #16 Medina (0-2, 2.16): DNP
- #19 Brito (.285): DNP
- #26 Romero (2-1, 2.20): 8.0 IP, 1 H. 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 93 pitches, 58 strikes
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.
The Phillies saw their first roster casualty in a few weeks when the Lakewood BlueClaws released 3B Danny Zardon.
Transactions (and paper moves)
- 5/10 – Lakewood BlueClaws released 3B Danny Zardon.
- 5/10 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from GCL Phillies.
- 5/10 – Tyler Viza assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/10 – Reading Fightin Phils activated RHP John Richy from the 7-day disabled list.
- 5/10 – Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/9 – Austin Davis assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 5/9 – Jose Taveras assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
- 5/9 – Wander Perez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/9 – Phillies placed RHP Jeanmar Gomez on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2017. Right elbow impingement.
- 5/9 – Phillies sent RHP Aaron Nola on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/9 – RHP Casey Fien assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/9 – Seattle Mariners traded RHP Casey Fien to Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
- 5/9 – Phillies recalled Ty Kelly from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/8 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/8 – LHP Wander Perez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.