Clearwater beat Charlotte behind Alberto Tirado’s seven-inning, one-walk outing.
Lakewood lost a 2-1 decision in a 16 inning game.
Lehigh Valley and Reading were rained out, double headers tomorrow.
Lehigh Valley (37-19) postponed, rain. Double header tomorrow, Cesar Ramos (4-1, 1.72 ERA) and Mark Leiter (0-0, 1.69 ERA) are the scheduled starters.
- #1 Crawford (.199):
- #3 Alfaro (.267):
- #4 Williams (.288):
- #6 Quinn (.274):
- #9 Cozens (.235): 1-5
- #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
- #13 Hoskins (.301):
- #16 Pinto (3-3, 5.36):
- #19 Appel (4-2, 6.14):
- #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
- #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
Reading (29-24) postponed, rain. Double header tomorrow, Tyler Viza (3-3, 5.59 ERA) and Mario Sanchez, M (2-1, 3.63 ERA) are the scheduled starters. (Note: Miguel Nunez is replacing John Richy in the rotation for Thursday’s game.)
- #11 Kingery (.311):
- #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #21 Anderson (4-2, 4.25):
- #22: Arano (0.00):
- #23 Tocci (.295):
- #27 Canelo (.262):
- Pullin (.317):
Clearwater (33-26) beat Charlotte, 6-1.
Alberto Tirado (4-3, 4.06) faced a Snow Crab line up that included two major league rehabbers, Peter Bourjo and Wilson Ramos. The young right hander seemed unfazed as he had one of his best games of the season. Tirado had pretty good control and lasted a season high 7.0 innings. He needed just 85 pitches (54 strikes, 63.5%).
Tirado gave up just one run on a Bourjos HR (his only hit in 12 at bats during the series). He held the Stone Crabs to 5 hits, and walked one while striking out six. Tirado didn’t run a 3-ball count until the sixth inning. It was his only 3-ball count and led to his only base on balls.
Tirado didn’t exceed 15 pitches in any of his seven innings. He had one inning where he required just 6 pitches. Tirado’s fastball ran from 89-95 MPH, it sat 93-95 MPH. He touched 97 MPH once on a pitch to Ramos after Bourjos home run that Ramos drove to right center for a double. Most of Tirado’s strike outs came on his slider, only one was via fastball (94). He struck out the side in the seventh inning. He got 6 swings and misses in the inning, three on his strike outs, all sliders. On the night he got 13 S&M.
Tirado had a slight scare in the fourth. With two out and a runner on first, the batter lifted a ball into the right center field gap. Herlis Rodriguez played it smartly off the wall, and immediately fired the ball to Grenny Cumana who relayed to Deivi Grullon who tagged the runner out by such a wide margin that he didn’t even bother to slide.
Blake Quinn (5.35) pitched one inning of one-hit ball. Ranfi Casimiro (3.94) pitched a 1-2-3 inning in his first action in ten days.
The Threshers faced a rehabbing pitcher for the second consecutive night. Jumbo Diaz started for the Crabs and survived a lead off single by Mark Laird. Charlotte turned the ball over to a knuckleballer after the first inning, and he had the Threshers off balance his first time through the line up.
In the fourth inning, Cornelius Randolph drew a two-out walk, followed by Deivi Grullon’s home run (5) down the left field line. Grenny Cumana reached on his second hit of the game and Cord Sandberg got his first hit since his return from Lakewood on Monday. Emmanuel Marrero brought them home with a towering triple off the top of the Wawa sign in right field.
Two innings later, Grullon and Cumana drove the knuckler from the game with lead off singles. Sandberg successfully sacrificed them into scoring position, and Mark Laird drove them in with a two-out single.
The Threshers banged out 12 hits. Grullon and Cumana had 3 hits each. Sandberg and Mark Laird had 2 hits each.
- # 5 Kilome (3-2, 2.70): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.225): 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
- #28 Pujols (.179): DNP
- #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST
Lakewood (32-26) lost to Kannapolis, 2-1 in 16 innings.
Ranger Suarez celebrated his selection to the SAL All Star team with a 7.0 inning two-hitter. He walked one and struck out nine while keeping the Intimidators off the board. Trevor Bettencourt (1.74) blew his second save of the season in his two innings. Mauricio Llovera (2.30) pitched 1.2 innings and was lifted with a runner on second. Jonathan Hennigan (4.73) stayed in the game for 3.1 innings and struck out six. The only base runner reached on an error. Ismael Cabrera (4-4, 3.49) pitched two innings, but suffered the loss when he walked the lead off runner in the 16th inning and he came around to score.
The BlueClaws managed only 8 hits in the 16-inning game and batting averages suffered. Except for recently promoted Enmanuel Garcia who went 3-6 with 2 doubles. He also scored their only run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning.
In all, 40 batters struck out – 22 intimidators and 18 BlueClaws.
- #2 Moniak (.270): 1-7 with a K
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): rehabbing an unidentified injury in XST
- #15 Medina (1-5, 3.42): DNP
- #18 Brito (.238): used as pinch runner for Edgar Cabral in the 14th inning.
- #25 Romero (4-1, 2.04): DNP
Williamsport (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 19th at State College.
- #8 Gowdy
- #14 Stobbe
- #20 Ortiz
GCL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 26th v. Yankees West.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Transactions (and paper moves):
- 6/6 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 6/6 – RHP Tyler Frohwirth assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
- 6/6 – LF Enmanuel Garcia assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 6/5 – Phillies optioned 1B Brock Stassi to Reading Fightin Phils
- 6/5 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 6/5 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
- 6/5 – LF Cord Sandberg assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 6/4 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2017