Four games, five outcomes in games last night. Lehigh Valley trounced Rochester behind Bailey Falter’s fine, one-hit innings. Reading fell behind big early and stayed behind. Jersey Shore fell behind big and rallied back but couldn’t stay close. And, Clearwater completed a suspended game from May 1st, needing just one inning to win, and lost a game they gifted to the opposition by committing 4 errors and allowing 3 unearned runs.
Clearwater (19-13) split with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, winning and losing 5-4.
The Threshers and Mussels completed the eleventh inning of a game suspended on May 1st. The Mussels’ pitcher balked twice to bring home the phantom Threshers’ runner from second. In an ironic twist of baseball fate, Rodolfo Sanchez pitched the eleventh and retired the Mussels in order. He had pitched the ninth and tenth innings back on May 1st. He stranded the phantom runner then, too.
In the scheduled game (nine innings by rule), the Threshers committed four errors and allowed three unearned runs en route to a loss.
Oswald Medina (4.68) pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out one. The Threshers gave up no hits after the fifth inning. Cam Wynne (0.51) was stuck with the loss giving up an unearned run on 4 walks in two innings. Alex Garbrick (2.08) was also saddled with an unearned run in two innings on a walk and 3 Ks.
Clearwater scored 2 runs and took the lead in the first inning on a 2-run HR by Jadiel Sanchez (4). They retook the lead in the third on an RBI single by Wilfredo Flores. They scored a run in the ninth on an RBI double by Arturo De Freitas with nobody out and Yhoswar Garcia in as a pinch-runner, but couldn’t tie the game as the bottom of the order went strikeout (.170), strikeout (.152), groundout (.192) with Kendall Simmons on the bench. Curious.
Flores (.322) went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI. The Threshers were 1-7 with RISP. Jamari Baylor stole his 11th base, Lee Hao Yu was caught for the 5th time.
The 4 errors were committed by Brito, Lee, Azuaje, and De Freitas.
Lehigh Valley (20-17) beat the Rochester Red Wings, 11-5.
Bailey Falter (1-0, 0.00) pitched a very solid five, shutout innings. He allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out seven. Corey Oswalt (12.00) pitched one inning and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Kyle Dohy (3.72) pitched a clean inning with 2 Ks. Michael Kelly (5.84) pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits. Tyler Cyr (2.03) pitched a clean inning to close out the game.
The IronPigs scored 5 runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Scott Kingery, 3-run double by Yairo Munoz, and an RBI single by Jorge Bonifacio. They scored four runs in the second on an RBI single by Dustin Peterson and a 3-run double by Nick Maton,. They tacked on a run in the third on a groundout, and a run in the ninth on a solo HR by Jorge Bonifacio (4).
Matt Vierling (.200) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Austin Wynns (.397) went 2-3 with a run scored and 3 walks. Dustin Peterson (.237) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and RBI. Nick Maton (.218) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, walk, and 3 RBI. Jorge Bonifacio (.221) went 2-4 with a run scored, HR, walk, and 2 RBI. Scott Kingery went 1-4 with a run scored and an RBI in his first action since last summer.
Reading (16-18) lost to the Somerset Patriots, 10-3.
Adam Leverett (1-5, 6.68) pitched three innings and gave up 6 runs on 7 hits, a hit batter, a wild pitch, and a walk. Austin Ross (4.50) pitched two innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out three. Julian Garcia (10.45) pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.
The Phils scored a run in the sixth on a solo HR (4) by Logan O’Hoppe. They scored 2 runs in the eighth on a 2-run HR (5) by O’Hoppe.
Jhailyn Ortiz (.273) went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Logan O’Hoppe (.263) went 2-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI. Ali Castillo (.250) went 2-3 with a walk.
Jersey Shore (11-21) lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 12-7.
Matt Russell (0-3, 6.28) started and was relieved after 1.2 innings and 53 pitches, 33 of them in the second inning. He couldn’t overcome an error early in the inning and got whacked for 8 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits, a hit batter, and a walk. It didn’t help that JP Woodward (9.22) gave up a bases-loaded, 3-run double on his first pitch allowing all 3 inherited runners to score. The batter was thrown out at third on a 9-4-2-5 outfield assist by Baron Radcliff. Woodard bore down after that and retired the six batters he faced after that. After the BlueClaws pulled themselves back into the game with a 7-run inning, Andrew Schultz (9.64) and Dominic Pipkin (6.97) each pitched a 2-run inning. Carlo Reyes (6.75) mopped up the final two innings.
The BlueClaws scored seven runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Jared Carr and McCarthy Tatum, a 3-run double by Casey Martin, and a 2-run HR by Baron Radcliff (3).
As bad as their pitching and fielding (2 errors and a run-scoring passed ball) were, the offense was poor too. They got all 6 of their hits in the second inning and none after that. Although, they did draw 7 walks in those innings.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (5/17/2022)
- organization’s injury list (5/17/2022)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (5/17/2022) (includes player info, assignments, …)
5/17/2022 – SS Scott Kingery assigned to Lehigh Valley
5/17/2022 – RHP Mike Adams assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/17/2022 – Reading released LHP Nick Lackney
5/16/2022 – Phillies optioned RHP Francisco Morales to Lehigh Valley