Two wins and two suspended games on Sunday. Lehigh won taking four of six games from Scranton and have themselves a four-game winning streak. Reading won taking four of six games from New Hampshire. Jersey Shore was suspended in the fourth inning trailing by a run. And, Clearwater was suspended in the top of the 11th. Andrew Painter was the starting pitcher on Sunday.
Clearwater (9-9) suspended in the 11th with the game tied 4-4.
Andrew Painter (0.00) pitched four shutout innings allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out six. He threw 68 pitches, 40 strikes (58.8%). He wasn’t as sharp as in his previous starts. That may have been due to the umpire. Both teams questioned calls. But, both teams used their challenges up early and every call by the umpire (who was making the calls, not the ABS) was upheld when checked against the ABS.
Jordi Martinez (4.50) made his first appearance and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. Tommy McCollum (2.35) pitched 0.2 innings and loaded the bases on walks. Alex Garbrick (0.79) stranded all 3 inherited runners, but gave up an eighth-inning run that tied the game,. Rodolfo Sanchez (0.00) pitched scoreless ninth and tenth innings.
The Threshers scored 4 runs in the third inning on Lee Hao Yu’s2-run double and Marcus Lee Sang’s 2-run HR. Lee went 2-5, Lee Sang 3-4.
The team announced on Twitter that the game would be completed during the May 17-22 series. The 19th is already an off day and a doubleheader was scheduled for the 20th. I don’t know how they are going to insert 2 rained-out games and a suspended game into that series as they’ve already announced. They do visit Fort Myers in July. I don’t know why the rush.
Lehigh Valley (13-11) beat the Scranton/WB RailRiders, 9-3. link
Connor Eastman (3.20) pitched 4.1 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and 3 walks. Jake Hernandez (6.48) stranded an inherited runner and tossed 1.2 scoreless innings. Jake Newberry (6.30) blew the save when he gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in the seventh inning. Braeden Ogle (1-1, 4.91) stranded two inherited runners and tossed 1.1 perfect innings. Nick Duron (2.89) pitched a scoreless ninth allowing 2 meaningless hits.
The IronPigs took the lead with a run in the third inning on Dustin Peterson’s RBI single. They retook the lead in the fourth on Will Toffey’s RBI single. And, they retook the lead again in the eighth on RBI singles by Bryson Stott and Drew Maggi. They put the game out of reach with a 5-run barrage in the ninth on Darick Hall’s leadoff HR, a throwing error on Nick Maton’s base hit, a forceout, and John Andreoli’s 2-run HR.
The IronPigs mounted a 19-hit attack. All ten players who got into the game had a hit. Yairo Munoz had 3 hits. Maggi, Hall, Peterson, and Toffey had 2 hits each. As did Bryson Stott who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth. Hall’s HR was his tenth of the season.
Reading (8-13) beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 10-9. link
Jack Perkins (10.54) was pulled after a 39-pitch (26 strikes, 66.6%) first inning. He gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk and struck out one batter. Mike Adams (1-0, 11.32) pitched two shutout innings allowing a hit and a walk and striking out three. Braden Zarbnisky (2.31) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 solo HRs. McKinley Moore (3.27) pitched 1.1 innings and gave up an unearned run on a walk and a hit while striking out two. Francisco Morales (0.00) allowed one of 2 inherited runners to score and struck out four in 1.2 innings. Brian Marconi (4.00) got roughed up in one inning giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks striking out two.
The Phils went ahead to stay with 6 runs in the second inning on Sal Gozzo’s RBI single, Vito Friscia’s game-tying sac fly, Josh Ockimey’s 2-run double, and Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run HR. After NH scored a couple runs, they restored their 4-run lead when they added single runs in the sixth and seventh on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk. NH trimmed a run of the lead, but the Phils added 2 insurance runs in the eighth on solo HRs by Friscia and Ockimey. That gave them a 5-run lead which turned out to be just enough.
Ockimey went 4-5 with 2 doubles, a HR, and 3 RBI. Jack Conley went 2-2 with a double, 3 walks, and an RBI. Sal Gozzo went 2-5 with an RBI. Ortiz went 3-5 with a double, HR, and 2 RBI.
Jersey Shore (6-14) suspended in top of the 4th trailing the Aberdeen IronBirds, 2-1.
The game will be completed on June 14th.
Matt Russell (6.17) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs (one of them unearned) on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Russell had retired the first six batters he faced before a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and a throwing error on the play surrendered the lead before the game was suspended.
The BlueClaws had been retired in order in the first two innings. Nicolas Torres reached on a two-out, ground-rule double. He scored on Johan Rojas’ RBI single.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (5/1/2022)
- organization’s injury list (5/1/2022)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (5/1/2022) (includes player info, assignments, …)
LHP Jose Acuna placed on the 60-day IL
5/01/2022 – Phillies optioned Cristopher Sanchez to Lehigh Valley
5/01/2022 – Phillies optioned Damon Jones to Lehigh Valley