Lehigh Valley won a taut pitchers’ duel. Reading won by a blowout. Jersey Shore battled but lost. And, Clearwater had their DH rained out, to be made up in a tripleheader Sunday, five innings each.
Just kidding about the tripleheader. But, wait til you read how they plan to make up the games.
Clearwater (9-9) doubleheader rained out. One game is scheduled for Sunday. Gunner Mayer is scheduled to start. The two rained-out games will be made up as part of a now 8-game series in May. The Mussels visit Clearwater May 17-22 with an off day on the 19th and a doubleheader scheduled on the 20th. It’s the last time the teams face each other. Going to be fun to see how this plays out.
Lehigh Valley (12-11) beat the Scranton/WB RailRiders, 2-0. link
Bailey Falter (0.00) led the way as the first of seven pitchers to 3-hit the RailRiders. Falter pitched 2.1 innings allowed no base runners and struck out five. Tyler Cyr (3.68) needed 5 pitches to get two outs. Dillon Maples (0.00) pitched one inning walking one and striking out two. Kyle Dohy (5.40) tossed a one-hit inning striking out two. Jonathan Hennigan (1-0, 3.38) pitched two, one-hit innings. Michael Kelly (5.63) walked one in one inning. Connor Brogdon (0.00) struck out two in the ninth to get the save but allowed 2 base runners on a hit and a walk.
The IronPigs were held to 3 hits, too. They used their last hit a single along with a walk, catcher’s interference, and a throwing error to score two runs in the eighth inning. John Andreoli got the RBI single that scored one run and the throwing error on the play provided the insurance run.
In addition to three hits and going 1-9 with RISP, the IronPigs drew 9 walks, stole 5 bases (Maggi 2, Andreoli 2, and Sands 1), had one batter HBP, and the catcher’s interference (scored an error on the catcher).
Reading (7-13) beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 8-0. link
Eric Miller (0.90) pitched two hitless, shutout innings allowing a walk and striking out three. Tyler Carr (1.50) gave up 3 hits in two scoreless innings. Matt Seelinger (1.74) allowed a hit and a walk in two scoreless innings. Bubby Rossman (7.84) allowed a hit and struck out three in two innings. Billy Sullivan (4.76) walked two in one inning.
The Phils scored in each of the first six innings. They scored twice in the first inning on Logan O’Hoppe’s 2-run HR. They added a run in the second on Vito Friscia’s solo HR, a run in the third on a bases-loaded walk to Ali Castillo, 2 runs in the fourth on O’Hoppe’s 2-run single, a run in the fifth on Aldrem Corredor’s solo HR, and a run in the sixth on Castillo’s sac fly.
Friscia went 2-4 with a walk, HR, and RBI. O’Hoppe went 3-4 with 2 walks, a HR, and 4 RBI. Corredor went 3-4 with a walk, double, HR, and RBI.
Jersey Shore (6-14) lost to the Aberdeen IronBirds, 6-4. link
Mick Abel (3.86) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Abel didn’t come out for the fourth inning having already thrown 71 pitches (47 strikes, 66.2%). Carlo Reyes (0-1, 10.80) couldn’t get out of the fourth getting just two outs while giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. Tyler McKay (4.35) stranded an inherited runner and tossed a scoreless 1.1 innings allowing a walk. Dominic Pipkin (9.00) pitched a scoreless, one-hit inning. Jonathan Hughes (1.80) pitched two scoreless with one hit.
The BlueClaws took the lead with 3 runs in the third inning on Johan Rojas’ RBI single and Ethan Wilson’s 2-run HR, his first. They fell behind by three and closed to within two runs with a single run in the seventh on Nicolas Torres’ RBI single. Torres had 2 of the BlueClaws’ 5 hits. Rojas stole his 14th base.
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