Lehigh Valley scored a run in five different innings but fell short. Cameron Perkins was proficient at the top of the order again.
Reading lost in 11 innings on a 2-run HR served up by Miguel Nunez.
Clearwater lost in regulation. Randolph had 2 more hits.
Lakewood scored in 6 different innings and won behind Ranger Suarez. Trevor Bettencourt struck out 5 in 1.2 innings. Mickey Moniak homered.
Lehigh Valley (35-16) lost to Indianapolis, 8-5.
Jake Thompson (2-5, 5.82) gave up 7 runs in 5.1 innings on 9 hits and a walk. He was victimized by 3 errors that led to 3 unearned runs. He struck out five batters. Pat Venditte (0.67) gave up his second run of the season in 1.2 innings. Casey Fien struck out 2 in one inning of work.
Cameron Perkins started in center and led off. He went 3-5 with a run scored, double, HR (5), and RBI (17). J.P Crawford, Dylan Cozens, and Pedro Florimon had 2 hits each. Florimon hit his 2nd HR.
- #1 Crawford (.208): 2-4 with a run scored, double, RBI (19), BB
- #3 Alfaro (.286): 0-5 with 3 K
- #4 Williams (.282): 1-3 with a BB, K
- #6 Quinn (.274): DNP
- #9 Cozens (.239): 2-5 with a run scored, triple
- #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): DNP
- #13 Hoskins (.314): 1-4 with 2 RBI (40), K
- #17 Pinto (3-3, 5.53): DNP
- #20 Appel (3-2, 6.75): DNP
- #25 Lively (6-1, 2.40): DNP
- #30 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
Reading (24-23) lost to Portland, 4-2 in 11 innings.
Drew Anderson pitched well, but a balk helped Portland score 2 runs in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly and a fielding error by Malquin Canelo. Anderson gave up 2 runs (1 ER) in 7.0 innings on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out eight. Austin Davis (1.08) pitched a scoreless inning. Jesen Therrien (1.26) pitched two clean innings. And, Miguel Nunez (0-4, 3.15) gave up a two-out, two-run HR to accept the loss.
The Phils scored first on a bases loaded walk by Jiandido Tromp and an RBI force out by Angelo Mora.
Scott Kingery, Carlos Tocci, and Andrew Pullin had 2 hits each. Daniel Nava was assigned to Reading for rehab and went 1-4 with a run scored as DH. He was pinch hit for in the 11th inning.
- #11 Kingery (.316): 2-5 with a run scored
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson (3-2, 4.59): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- #23: Arano: was activated from the DL
- #24 Tocci (.310): 2-5 with a K
- #28 Canelo (.254): 0-4 with 2 K
- Pullin (.326): 2-5 with a K
- Tromp (.241): 0-4 with an RBI, BB, 2 K
Clearwater (28-24) lost to Florida, 4-1.
Cole Irvin (3-6, 3.18) pitched 6.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Luke Leftwich (3.54) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings. Matt Hockenberry (3.86) gave up a couple runs in the ninth.
Cornelius Randolph and Deivi Grullon had 2 hits each of the team’s 6 hits. Damek Tomscha walked twice.
The Threshers had base runners in all but one inning, but couldn’t really mount much offense. The Threshers best scoring chance was thwarted by a jackass home plate umpire who ruled interference on Herlis Rodriguez as he ran to second on a ball chopped to the second baseman. The base umpire, who had the play maybe 15 feet in front of him was over-ruled by the home plate umpire who believed he had a better view from 80 feet away. Manager Shawn Williams was ejected arguing the ridiculous ruling.
This was the Threshers first home game in a week and a half. Some things stood out –
- Randolph has been asked to sacrifice on a few occasions. Well, with the lead off batter on and the #9 hitter coming up in a one-run game, the Threshers didn’t sacrifice.
- Grenny Cumana was picked off and caught stealing. It was his 6th caught stealing in 13 attempts. Why? Time for a red light for the not so swift infielder?
- The Fire Frogs pitcher challenged Jose Pujols rather than try to trick him. I think he threw 2 sliders and the rest fast balls. He struck Pujols out twice swinging at 94 MPH fast balls.
- I don’t mean to pick on Pujols, but I’ve heard how strong his arm is. Twice on throws he hesitated and took an extra crow hop before releasing the ball. The first time didn’t matter as the runner didn’t attempt to score. But the throw was well up the third base line. The second time, the runner did challenge and the ball sailed high and wide on the first base side. A good throw without the extra hop would have had the runner.
- Pujols was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 9th inning.
Irvin wasn’t as sharp as I’ve seen him this season. Both runs scored on sacrifice flies as the Fire Frogs played small ball to score off Irvin. His FB was 88-92 MPH, and sat at the upper end of the range – 44 of his 58 FB were 91-92 MPH. All 5 of his strike outs came swinging. He got batters on 91, 80, 86. 84, and 84 MPH pitches (FB, CB, SL, SL, SL). Irvin threw 85 pitches, 53 strikes (62.4%).
- # 5 Kilome (3-2, 3.02): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.216): 2-4
- #27 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.68): DNP
- #29 Pujols (.189): 0-3 with 2 K
Lakewood (31-21) beat Greensboro, 7-3.
Ranger Suarez (4-1, 1.95) pitched six, one-run innings. He held the Grasshoppers to 2 its but walked four. He struck out four. Tyler Hallead (3.18) gave up 2 runs in 0.1 innings. Trevor Bettencourt (0.51) came in with the bases loaded and allowed an inherited runner to score, but struck out 5 in 1.2 innings of work. Jonathan Hennigan (5.06) pitched a clean final inning.
The BlueClaws scored in six of nine innings. Eight starters had a hit, Brett Barbier (.282) and Cord Sandberg (.276) had 2 each. Mickey Moniak hit a home run (2). Moniak, Barbier, and Daniel Brito scored twice each. Henri Lartigue had 2 RBI.
- #2 Moniak (.282): 1-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (2), RBI (22), BB
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
- #16 Medina (1-4, 2.98): DNP
- #19 Brito (.249): 1-3 with 2 runs scored, 3 BB, K
- #26 Romero (3-1, 2.32): 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.
Transactions (and paper moves)
- 5/30 – Phillies sent OF Daniel Nava on a rehab assignment to Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/30 – RF Aaron Brown assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/30 – Reading Fightin Phils activated RHP Victor Arano from the 7-day disabled list.
- 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.