Here is the box score recap.
And, the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley beat Scranton, 4-3, and clinched the wild card in the International League. The IronPigs will now play a best-of-five, first round series against the same Scranton team they just swept in a four game series to qualify for the post-season.
Henderson Alvarez (2-0, 2.84) allowed one run on five hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out three. The run scored on a solo HR in the seventh inning. Cesar Ramos (4.00) struck out two in one inning while allowing a run on 3 hits. Pedro Beato (2.75) gave up a lead off HR to start the ninth, and loaded the bases with one out before retiring the final two batters and recording his team record 33rd save of the season.
J.P. Crawford put the IronPigs on the board with a 2-run HR (15) in the first inning. Dylan Cozens drove drove in another run later in the inning on a soft ground ball single to the pitcher. The Pigs added a run in the second on Christian Marrero’s ground out with the bases loaded.
Kingery stole his 10th base. The Pigs turned 3 double plays.
Their playoff schedule is –
- Home: Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:05 p.m.
- Home: Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:05 p.m.
- At Scranton: Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:35 p.m.
- At Scranton: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:35 p.m.
- At Scranton: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:05 p.m.
Reading lost to Trenton, 3-2. They finished with a 72-68 record, a little disappointing after their 50-30 high water mark back in early July.
Tommy Bergjans (6.57) gave up 2 runs in four innings on 5 hits. He walked none and struck out five, and left after only 59 pitches (40 strikes, 67.8%). Ranfi Casimiro (1-5, 3.57) took the loss giving up the go ahead run after the Phils came back to tie the game. He pitched two innings and gave up the run on two hits. Jeff Singer (5.54) pitched a clean inning with a strike out. Victor Arano (4.18) also pitched clean but with two strike outs.
The Phils were held to just 4 hits. They didn’t get their first until Mitch Walding’s solo HR (25) with two outs in the sixth inning. Consecutive singles by Kyle Martin, Damek Tomscha, and Chace Numata plated another two-out run in the inning. The Phils were held hitless the rest of the way. Their only base runner over the final innings was a lead off walk by Numata in the ninth. But, he was erased on a double play.
Lakewood beat Kannapolis, 3-2 in 12 innings. They finished with a 73-66 record.
Adonis Medina (3.01) pitched six, one-hit innings allowing no runs, walking none, and striking out seven. Tyler Hallead (5.05) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. He walked one, struck out one, and blew his second save. Addison Russ (3.49) struck out two in two, one-hit innings. Will Hibbs (6-6, 1.77) struck out one in two perfect innings and picked up the win.
The BlueClaws built an early lead with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings on a double play ball and Luke Williams’ SF. They won on Austin Listi’s walk off HR (4) leading off the 12th inning.
Arquimedes Gamboa, Listi, and Daniel Brito had 2 hits each. Gamboa had 2 stolen bases.
Williamsport lost to West Virginia, 3-1. They conclude their season with another game at West Virginia and two games at State College.
David Parkinson (1-3, 2.48) gave up 3 runs (only 2 earned) on 8 hits in 4.2 innings. He walked none and struck out three. Zach Warren (3.19) gave up one hit and struck out three in 3.1 innings.
The Cutters scored their run in the fourth inning on Brian Mims’ RBI single. Nick Maton (.267) had 2 of the Cutters 5 hits.
- 9/4 – Philadelphia Phillies activated RF Aaron Altherr
- 9/4 – CF Odubel Herrera assigned to Philadelphia Phillies
- 9/3 – Phillies sent 1B Brock Stassi outright to Lehigh Valley
- 9/3 – Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
- 9/3 – Phillies recalled CF Cameron Perkins from Lehigh Valley
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.
- The organization’s injury list is as up to date as I can make it.
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it based on the information I was able to find.