Lehigh Valley won again, Mark Appel pitched five shutout innings.
Reading ended its losing streak with a victory. Scott Kingery homered and Colton Murray struck out five in 2.2 innings of relief.
Lakewood pounded out 11 runs and 14 hits in a win. Henri Lartigue hit his first HR.
Lehigh Valley (35-15) beat Louisville, 3-1.
Mark Appel had his best outing in 3 weeks with 5.0 shutout innings against the Bats. He allowed 2 hits, 2 walks, and a hit batter while striking out two. He threw just 69 pitches, 41 for strikes (59.4%). Adam Morgan (5.28) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings. Pedro Beato (1.78) picked up his 15th save with 2.0, one-run innings. The run was the first surrendered by the IronPigs bullpen in 20.1 innings and the first by Beato in his last 15 appearances.
Lehigh Valley opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on Jorge Alfaro’s RBI double. They added another run in the third inning on Daniel Nava’s RBI single. And, they tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning on Dylan Cozens’ RBI single.
Cameron Perkins (.286) started in center field and went 2-4 from the top of the order, doubled, and scored a run. Alfaro had 3 hits, a double, and RBI. Cozens had 2 hits and an RBI.
Daniel Nava reported for a rehab assignment and bumped Nick Williams out of the starting line up. Nava went 2-2 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk. He was replaced by Williams on the field at the start of the seventh inning.
- #1 Crawford (.201): DNP
- #3 Alfaro (.295): 3-4 with a double, RBI (25)
- #4 Williams (.281): 0-1 with a run scored
- #6 Quinn (.274): DNP
- #9 Cozens (.234): 2-4 with an RBI (38), 2 K
- #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): DNP
- #13 Hoskins (.315): 0-4 with a K
- #17 Pinto (3-3, 5.53): DNP
- #20 Appel (3-2, 6.75): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- #25 Lively (6-1, 2.40): DNP
- #30 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
Reading (23-22) beat New Hampshire,4-2. The Phils built and lost an early lead, but went back in fron in the seventh inning and rode Colton Murray to victory.
Brandon Leibrandt (4.40) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up the 2 runs in the fifth that cost him the win. He allowed 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out five. The 11 base runners were uncharacteristic for Leibrandt, but he picked a runner off first, something that is almost expected during his starts. Joe DeNato (3-1, 1.10) pitched 0.2 innings and got the win. he was lifted after a lead off walk and sacrifice put the tying run in scoring position in the seventh inning. Colton Murray (2.84) ended the threat and allowed one hit the rest of the way. He struck out 5 in 2.2 innings and earned his first save.
The Phils opened the game with 2 runs in the top of the first. Scott Kingery led off with a home run (16) to left. The Phillies loaded the bases on a HBP by Carlos Tocci and walks by Andrew Pullin and Kyle Martin. Tocci scored on Osmel Aguila’s sacrifice fly to center. Angelo Mora reloaded the bases with a single to right, but the Phillies couldn’t take any further advantage of the scoring opportunity.
Reading took the lead for good with a run in the seventh inning. Kingery greeted a new pitcher with a lead off double. He was sacrificed to third by Tocci, and scored on Pullin’s sacrifice fly to center.
The Phils added an insurance run in the eighth on Mitch Walding’s one-out, RBI double after Mora walked. After a Chace Nymata single and a strike out for the second out in the inning, the Fisher Cats intentionally walked Kingery to load the bases. Respect.
- #11 Kingery (.313): 3-4 with 2 runs scored, double, HR (16), RBI (30), BB, K
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson (3-2, 5.14): DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci (.307): 0-2 with a run scored, K
- #28 Canelo (.262): DNP
- Pullin (.324): 0-2 with an RBI (35), 2 BB, 2 K
- Tromp (.248): DNP
Clearwater (28-23) scheduled off after a long road trip. Cole Irvin starts tomorrow in their first home game since May 20th.
- # 5 Kilome (3-2, 3.02):
- #10 Randolph (.209):
- #27 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.68):
- #29 Pujols (.192):
Lakewood (30-21) beat Greensboro, 11-5.
JoJo Romero notched his third win. He pitched 5.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out eight. Mauricio Llovera (1.48) walked two in 2.2 scoreless innings. Casey Brown (8.10) gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in the ninth.
Every Lakewood starter had at least one hit. Brett Barbier had 3. Darick Hall, Henri Lartigue, and Carlos Duran had 2 hits each. The first seven batters in the BlueClaws line up had at least one RBI. Lartigue had 3. Daniel Brito and Mickey Moniak had 2 each. Brito hit his 4th HR, Lartigue hit his first.
The BlueClaws started slowly, scoring single runs in the second and third innings on Cord Sandberg’s sacrifice fly and Raul Rivas’ RBI single.
Lakewood broke the game open with 6 runs in the fifth inning on Moniak’s 2-run triple, Hall’s RBI single, and Lartigue’s 3-run HR (1). They put up another crooked number in the sixth on Brito’s 2-run HR and Barbier’s RBI single.
- #2 Moniak (.285): 1-5 with a run scored, triple, 2 RBI (21), K
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
- #16 Medina (1-4, 2.98): DNP
- #19 Brito (.247): 1-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (4), 2 RBI (13), K
- #26 Romero (3-1, 2.32): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
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.
Transactions (and paper moves)
- 5/29 – Phillies activated LF Howie Kendrick.
- 5/29 – Phillies sent LF Daniel Nava on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/29 – Phillies optioned RHP Zach Eflin to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/28 – RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
- 5/28 – RHP Edgar Garcia assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.