The Lakewood BlueClaws’ season came to an end last night. Their stellar second-half run fell short of an SAL championship when they were bested by the Rome Braves in a best of five series, three games to one. Rome’s array of first round starting pitchers proved to be too strong for the BlueClaws’ hitters. They were held to two runs while losing the final three games of the series. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/16/2016
The Lakewood BlueClaws wasted some fine pitching last night as they were shut out by the Rome Braves. They trail the Braves in the SAL championship series, two games to one. Lakewood ran into another tough pitcher in Kolby Allard. The BlueClaws’ Alberto Tirado was almost as effective, and the bull pen was efficient, again.
Game four is an elimination game for the BlueClaws. It will be played in Lakewood on Thursday night. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/15/2016
The Lakewood BlueClaws dropped game two of the SAL championship series. They ran into a buzz saw named Touki Toussaint. Only Damek Tomscha was able to figure out the Braves prospect. Lakewood’s defense was generous, returning some of the largess that Rome presented in game one . Starter Seranthony Dominguez posted an inferior line. But, the bull pen was able to return the game to some semblance of normalcy.
Travel day Wednesday, game three will be in Lakewood on Thursday night. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/13/2016
The Lakewood BlueClaws won the first game in the SAL championship series last night behind a superior effort by Franklyn Kilome. The lanky, right-hander was perfect for four innings and was barely tested.
Game two is in Rome Tuesday night. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/12/2016
The Lakewood BlueClaws will continue their post season against the Rome Braves on the road Monday night. Lakeland has posted their staring rotation for the first four games on their web page. Franklyn Kilome gets game one. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/11/2016
… and then there was one.
Reading’s playoff run came to an end last night in a 3-2 loss at home to Trenton. That leaves only one team from the organization alive in the post season, the Lakewood BlueClaws.
With our teams having been eliminated by teams affiliated with the Cardinals and Yankees, Lakewood will continue their playoff run against the Rome Braves, the Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. They begin the championship series on Monday on the road. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/10/2016
The organization’s three teams that remained active in the post season were in action Friday night. One advanced to the next round, one remained alive in their current series, and one was eliminated.
Lehigh Valley was unable to extend their season and were routed at home.
Reading returned home and their offense came alive as they forced a fourth game.
Lakewood completed a sweep of the Northern Division series and will wait for the winner of the Southern Division. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/9/2016
The top two teams in the organization played and lost Thursday night. Both are now on the verge of elimination. Lehigh Valley must sweep on the road, Reading must do the same at home.
Lehigh has yet to score in the playoff series. Their pitching in game two was not as good as that in game one.
Reading is suffering from a power outage. They have 17 hits in their two games but most of them are singles and they are not hitting when they have runners in scoring position.
Lakewood was off and returns to action Friday in game two on the road. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/8/2016
Tough day for the organization’s teams in their playoff games.
Lakewood posted the only win. Alberto Tirado reverted back to his old self a little but limited the damage to a single run. The BlueClaws mounted a 12-hit attack to beat Hagerstown at home.
Lehigh and Reading both lost behind pretty decent pitching from Ben Lively and Mark Leiter. Lehigh was shut out, and Reading was held to two runs.
And, the GCL Phillies lost the deciding game of the GCL championship series. kyle Young provided another outstanding start for the organization today. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/7/2016
The GCL Phillies played and won the second game of the GCL Championship series. It was an exciting game that saw sloppy fielding gift the GCL Cardinals two unearned runs in the top of the first inning. The Phillies stranded runners early, but finally broke through in the fifth inning to take the lead. They held on and survived a Cardinals’ rally in the ninth to claim victory, tie the series, and force a deciding game. Continue reading Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/6/2016