The affiliates won two out of three last night. Lehigh Valley received another poor performance from a starting pitcher. Reading was rained out. Jersey Shore shut out the opposition. And, Clearwater won in a shootout.
Clearwater (10-10) beat the Dunedin Blue Jays, 12-9.
Oswald Medina (4.50) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Fernando Lozano (1-0, 4.00) pitched two innings and gave up one run on one hit striking out three. Malik Binns (2.25) pitched 1.1 innings giving up 2 runs on one hit and 2 walks. He struck out three. Rodolfo Sanchez (2.89) allowed an inherited runner to score plus 3 more runs on 4 hits. Cam Wynne (0.00) pitched 0.1 innings and allowed an inherited runner to score on one hit before getting the final out.
The Threshers scored 3 runs in the third to take a 2-run lead on Kendall Simmons’ 3-run HR after Lee Hao Yu walked and Wilfredo Flores singled. The BlueJays tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Clearwater struck for 3 more runs in the sixth. Simmons led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He scored on Marcus Lee Sangs’ RBI single. Felix Reyes reached on a fielding error with two out. Both runners scored on Micah Yonamine’s 2-run double.
Dunedin scored once in the bottom of the inning and the Threshers restored their 3-run lead on Simmons’ two-out, solo HR in the sixth. They tacked on 2 more runs in the seventh. Reyes walked with two out and Yonamine singled him to second. Jamari Baylor cleared the bases with a triple. After the Jays scored twice in the eighth, the Threshers tacked on 3 important runs in the ninth. Arturo De Freitas was hit by a pitch. With one out Yonamine singled. Baylor then launched a 3-run HR.
Flores (.313) went 2-6 with a run scored. Simmons(.267) went 3-5 with 3 runs, a double, 2 HR (4), and 4 RBI. Yonamine (.185) went 2-2 with 2 runs scored, a double, 3 walks, and 2 RBI. Baylor (.154) went 2-5 with a run scored, triple, HR (1), and 5 RBI.
Lehigh Valley (14-12) lost to the Syracuse Mets, 5-3. link
James Marvel (0-5, 13.30) dropped his fifth game in six starts. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. Jonathan Hennigan (2.84) pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out one. Kyle Dohy (4.70) pitched one scoreless inning navigating around a hit and a walk with 2 strikeouts.
The IronPigs drew first blood in the third inning. Bryson Singled with two out and stole second. After Donny Sands walked, Darick Hall produced an RBI single. After Marvel gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the third, Austin Wynns brought the IronPigs within one run in the fourth with a 2-run HR following a two-out HBP to Jorg Bonifacio. The IronPigs managed just 3 walks the rest of the way.
The IronPigs had just 5 hits. Bryson Stott went 2-4 with a run scored. Bonifacio had an outfield assist at second base. Hennigan picked a runner off first.
Reading (8-14) v. the Portland Sea Dogs rained out. Makeup on May 5th.
Jersey Shore (8-14) beat the Hudson Valley Renegades, 5-0. link
Victor Vargas (1-1, 2.84) threw six shutout innings needing just 75 pitches (49 strikes, 65.3%). He walked two, allowed 3 hits, and struck out three. Three BlueClaws’ relievers contributed one inning each to the shutout. Erubiel Armenta (4.76) allowed a hit and a walk but struck out three. Aidan Anderson (0.00) tossed a perfect inning with one K. And, Dominic Pipkin (7.71) tiptoed around 2 hits and a walk. He struck out one and escaped with a game-ending double play.
The BlueClaws scored single runs in five different innings. Jared Carr walked to lead off the second inning. He advanced on a ground ball to the pitcher and stole third while Carlos De La Cruz drew a walk. He scored on Nicolas Torres’ infield single. Casey Martin hit a solo HR on a 3-0 pitch with two out in the fifth. Nick Matera hit a solo HR on a 2-2 pitch with two out in the sixth. In the seventh, Johan Rojas doubled with one out and Ethan Wilson was hit by a pitch. With two out, Rojas stole third and scored on an errant throw by the pitcher. Wilson took third but wasn’t credited with a steal. Nick Matera tripled with two out in the eighth. He scored on De La Cruz’ RBI single.
The BlueClaws scored all five runs with two outs. Every player in the lineup had a hit except Carr who did walk, steal his 8th base, and score the game’s first run. Matera went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a triple, and a HR (2). Rojas notched his 16th steal.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (5/4/2022)
- organization’s injury list (5/4/2022)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (5/4/2022) (includes player info, assignments, …)
5/04/2022 – Lehigh Valley activated SS Dalton Guthrie from the 7-day IL
5/04/2022 – RHP Carlos Betancourt assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
5/03/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Victor Lopez on the 7-day IL retroactive to 5/1
5/02/2022 – Reading transferred RHP Julian Garcia to the Development List