Only one win last night. Lehigh Valley couldn’t keep pace and lost by nine. Reading received solid pitching and won. Jersey Shore was shutout in a game they were in most of the way. And, Clearwater saw their winning streak come to an end despite ten hits and some strong pitching.
Clearwater (9-9) lost to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, 3-2. link
Matt Osterberg was dominant for four innings. He allowed just two base runners on a walk and single and one was cut down trying to steal second. He ran into trouble in the fifth allowing a leadoff triple and double before being lifted in favor of Buddy Hayward who served up a 3-2 HR to surrender the lead. Hayward retired the side in order after that. Cam Wynne followed with three scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and striking out four. (Wynne threw 27 pitches in three innings, 24 for strikes.)
The Threshers took an early lead with a run in the first. Yhoswar Garcia reached on an error and stole both second and third. He scored on Lee Hao Yu’s RBI single. The Threshers scored a run in the seventh on Kendall Simmons’ two-out, RBI double. Questionable baserunning ended rallies in the seventh and eighth.
Lehigh Valley (9-11) lost to the Scranton/WB RailRiders, 15-6. link
James Marvel was short of marvelous. He lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 9 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four but threw a wild pitch and balked twice. Jake Hernandez pitched 0.1 innings and allowed one of two inherited runners to score. Jake Newberry pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk. Aaron Barrett gave up 4 runs in one inning on 5 hits. Zach Warren filled the bases on 2 hits and a walk but avoided a run in his one inning.
The IronPigs opened with 3 runs in the first inning on Darick Hall’s 3-run HR. They tied the game with 2 runs in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk and a double play. They added one more run on Bryson Stott’s sac fly in the sixth.
Reading (6-12) beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 5-1. link
Noah Skirrow was dominant thru five innings allowing an unearned run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out seven. McKinley Moore followed with two scoreless innings walking two and striking out five. Tyler Carr tossed a perfect frame. Billy Sullivan finished with a scoreless inning with one walk.
The Phils took the lead in the second inning with three runs on an RBI single by Jack Conley and a wild pitch on a strikeout that scored 2 runs. Conley provided an insurance run in the eighth with a solo HR. Vito Friscia belted a solo HR in the ninth.
Conley went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Logan O’Hoppe went 2-5 with a double and a triple. O’Hoppe’s .236 was the highest in the lineup. Four are below .200. The other four are below .215.
Jersey Shore (6-12) lost to the Aberdeen IronBirds, 4-0. link
Jhordany Mezquita threw a solid four innings. He pitched shutout ball and allowed just 2 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Andrew Schultz gave up 2 runs in one inning of work on 2 hits and a walk. Aidan Anderson tossed two shutout innings allowing one hit and striking out three. Jason Ruffcorn pitched one inning and gave up a walk and 2-run HR.
The BlueClaws couldn’t generate many scoring opportunities. And, couldn’t take advantage of the few they had. Carlos De La Cruz went 2-3 with a double. The Claws had 3 other hits and 2 walks. They went 0-7 with runners in scoring position.
De La Cruz is batting .375, Baron Radcliff is at .250, Casey Martin is at .217, and the rest of the lineup is below .200.
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