Lehigh Valley couldn’t hold onto a one run lead and lost.
Reading couldn’t hold onto a one run lead and lost in extras.
Clearwater couldn’t hold onto a two run lead and lost in ten.
Lakewood fell behind early and lost the first game of a double header.
Lakewood opened up a two touchdown lead and won game two.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (1-3) lost to Scranton, 5-2. Lehigh had a 2-1 lead in the sixth, but …
Enyel De Los Santos pitched seven one-run innings, striking out seven. Tyler Viza allowed the tying run in the sixth and left after walking a batter with one out in the seventh. Tom Windle came in and gave up the HR that made Viza the loser.
Roman Quinn had a run scoring single in the third. Dylan Cozens had a SF in the sixth. Quinn had a two-hit game, but also got picked off first. Quinn also walked twice as did Logan Moore.
Cody Asche went 0-5 with 4 K.
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (1.80): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
- #10 Dylan Cozens (.091) went 0-3 with an RBI, SF
- #11 Roman Quinn (.333): went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, 2 BB
- #22 Tom Eshelman (0-1, 7.20):
- #24 Drew Anderson:
- Cole Irvin (3.60):
- Zach Eflin (1-0, 1.80):
- Andrew Pullin (.091): went 0-4
- Jesse Valentin: DNP
- Mitch Walding (.154): went 0-3 with a BB
Reading (2-4) lost to Portland, 7-5 in thirteen. They had a 3-2 lead in the 8th, but …
Ranger Suarez gave up 2 runs in six innings and struck out six. Tyler Gilbert struck out three in the seventh but left after putting two batters on base in the eighth. Seth McGarry got a double play, but a soft single brought in the tying run. He went on to pitch three innings.
The game ended regulation in a tie, so the new tie breaking rules were in play. Portland started the tenth with a runner on second. The IronPigs cut the runner down at third, but went on to allow a run to score anyway. However, they went on to retie the score in the bottom of the inning.
Edgar Garcia managed to avoid allowing the runner to score in both the eleventh and twelfth innings. Garrett Cleavinger wasn’t so fortunate. A walk, wild pitch, and a walk loaded the bases. Cleavinger got two strike outs, but then walked in the go ahead run. He then forced in two more runs with a hit batter and another walk. The Pigs could only make up one of those runs and lost.
Lehigh took the lead in the sixth with three runs. Two walks and a single loaded the bases with one out. A wild pitch brought in their first run. A two out, Zach Green single brought in two more.
They tied the score in the tenth on Damek Tomscha’s sac fly.
They scored their last run on an Austin Bossart RBI single.
Kyle Martin went 1-3 and drew 3 walks.
Jiandido Tromp had an outfield assist at second.
Zach Coppola stole his second base.
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (4.50):
- #13 Cornelius Randolph (.238): went 0-5 with a BB
- #15 Ranger Suarez (9.00): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #16 Jojo Romero (0-1):
- #29 Edgar Garcia (0.00): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- #30 Seranthony Dominguez (1-1, 4.50):
- Damek Tomscha (.222): went 0-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB, SF, HBP
- Cord Sandberg: DNP
- Jiandido Tromp (.111): went 1-5 with 2 runs scored, BB
Clearwater (1-5) lost to Jupiter, 5-4 in ten. They had a 3-1 lead in the ninth, but …
Mauricio Llovera pitched five innings of shutout ball. He allowed four hits and walked three and struck out four. Jake Hernandez pitched in trouble for 1.2 innings and was lifted with a run in and the bases loaded in the seventh. Alexis Rivero got the third out on a three-pitch strike out. Rivero went on to pitch the eighth and ninth. He was in control with two outs and a runner on second when it hit the fan. A wild pitch, double, and single later and the game was tied. Jeff Singer had the honor of beginning the tenth with a runner on second base per the new tie-breaking rules. A lead off triple and a single put the Threshers two down and headed for another loss.
The Threshers scored two runs in the first inning. Kevin Markham led off with a single. Arquimedes Gamboa doubled to bring him home. Adam Haseley singled to put runners on the corners with nobody out. A rally killing double play allowed Gamboa to score.
Raul Rivas hit a HR in the third. Ironically, he tried to bunt his way on and failed a couple pitches before his HR. I only mention this now because his bunting ability plays an important part in the story later.
As has become their recent pattern, the Threshers’ bats fell silent after forging an early lead. Their inability to tack on runs is as much to blame as the poor relief pitching they’ve received this season.
After blowing the lead in the top of the ninth, the Threshers had runners on the corners with one out. Jose Pujols had singled and taken third on Luke Williams’ hit-and-run single. Rivas came to the plate and fouled off TWO safety squeeze attempts before hitting into a fielder’s choice. The irony here is that Coach Shawn Williams ran the bunting station on Ashburn Field during spring training. Every player in camp passed through that station at least once a day for 20 minutes for over a week. I watched several sessions. It wasn’t as boring as I expected. Not getting the bunt down wasn’t the reason they lost, but when a guy who thinks he can bunt for a hit earlier in the game can’t get a bunt down in two chances, well …
Llovera on the other hand looked pretty good for a while. He breezed through the first three innings in 44 pitches (33 strikes) while giving up just two singles and firing 9 of 11 first pitch strikes. After the third he seemed to run out of gas. He threw just 21 strikes in 40 pitches, and 3 first pitch strikes to 10 batters. He walked three batters in the fourth and fifth, leading off both innings this way.
In all, Llovera threw 84 pitches (54 strikes) and 12 of 21 first pitch strikes. His FB was 92-95 mph touching 96 0nce. He sat 93-94 mph.He got the opposing batters to swing and miss on 20 % of his strikes.
- #1 Mickey Moniak: DNP
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 1-4
- #8 Adonis Medina:
- #17 Jose Gomez: DNP
- #23 McKenzie Mills: (0-1, 9.00) –
- Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-5 with a run scored, double, RBI
- Darick Hall: went 0-4 with a BB
- Edgar Cabral: DNP
- Austin Listi: DNP
- Luke Williams: went 1-2 with 2 BB
- Henri Lartigue: went 1-3 with a BB
- Conner Seabold:
- Alejandro Requena: (0-0, 4.50) –
- Bailey Falter: (2.45) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Lakewood (2-4) split a double header, losing 8-5 and winning 15-2.
Game One: Connor Brogdon got rocked for 5 runs in 1.1 innings. Randy Alcantara gave up 3 more in 3.0 innings. Luis Ramirez mopped up the final 1.2 innings.
Daniel Brito had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Cole Stobbe hit a 3-run HR.
- #14 Cole Stobbe: went 1-4 with a run scored, HR, 3 RBI
- #18 Daniel Brito: went 2-4 with 2 RBI
- #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 0-2 with a run scored and 2 BB
- Simon Muzziotti: went 1-4
- Quincy Nieporte: went 0-4
- Jake Scheiner: went 0-3 with a run scored and a BB
- Josh Stephen: went 0-2 with a BB
- Dalton Guthrie: went 0-2 with 2 runs scored and a BB
Game Two: David Parkinson went 5.0 shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out nine. Pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 meaningless runs in the seventh.
The BlueClaws scored early and had put the game away by the third inning. Simon Muzziotti and Josh Stephen had 3 hits each. Colby Fitch, Cole Stobbe, and Nick Maton had 2 hits each. Stephen scored 3 runs. Everybody scored at least once. Fitch hit a HR and had 5 RBI. Muzziotti had 3 RBI. Maton had a HR, and he and Stobbe had 2 RBI each. Stephen had the only other RBI.
- #14 Cole Stobbe: went 2-5, with 2 runs scored, double, 2 RBI
- #18 Daniel Brito: went 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
- #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 1-4 with a run scored , BB
- #21 Spencer Howard (0-1, 3.00):
- Simon Muzziotti: went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, 3 RBI
- Quincy Nieporte: went 1-4 with 2 runs scored, double
- Malvin Matos: DNP
- Jake Scheiner: DNP
- Nick Maton: went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR, 2 RBI
- Josh Stephen: went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, double, RBI
- Dalton Guthrie: DNP
- Colby Fitch: went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, HR, 5 RBI (grand slam)
- Will Stewart:
- Kyle Dohy:
- David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 BB
These prospects aren’t on any official rosters, yet. Or they are with the big club. Prospect rankings are from MLB.
- #2 Sixto Sanchez: expected to debut for Clearwater when healthy
- #3 Scott Kingery: with Phillies
- #4 J.P. Crawford: with Phillies (89 career AB)
- #5 Jorge Alfaro: exceeded 130 AB, no longer has prospect status
- #28 Victor Arano: with Phillies
- #12 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
- #19 Elniery Garcia: not on a roster
- #25 Luis Garcia: not on a roster
- #26 Abrahan Gutierrez: not on a roster
- #27 Eliezer Alvarez: traded to Texas
There are over 90 players at the Complex. The Phillies aren’t providing a list of which players are in camp. XST games started Monday. Tuesday’s activities were moved indoors due to heavy morning rains.