Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Monday, May 6:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs - Triple A
The IronPigs defeated the Louisville Bats, 4-1, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.
Right-hander Ethan Martin allowed a first inning run, but shut down the Bats for the rest of his outing to earn the win. Martin allowed one run, five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four hitters.
Reliever Michael Stutes pitched a perfect seventh and eighth innings to allow Jake Diekman to close out the victory.
The IronPigs offense was lifted by first baseman Darin Ruf, who had two RBI-singles and went 2-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout and a run scored.
Center fielder Jermaine Mitchell also homered in the win.
The IronPigs improved their record to 14-16 on the season.
Reading Fightin Phils - Double A
The Fightin Phils fell to the Portland Sea Dogs, 4-3, at Hadlock Field in Portland.
Left-hander Greg Smith made his first start of the season, allowing only a third-inning home run and two walks over five innings to pick up the loss. Smith struck out four batters.
Reading rallied late with a sacrifice fly by catcher Sebastian Valle (2-for-4 with two doubles) and a RBI single by Edgar Duran in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough.
The Fightin Phils dropped to 12-17 on the season.
Clearwater Threshers - Class A-Advanced
In Florida State League action, the Threshers beat the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-3, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.
Threshers starting pitcher Nick Hernandez put the team in an early, two-run hole after the first two batters of the game, allowing a single and home run. Hernandez settled in after that and went six strong innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out nine after the two-run home run.
The Theshers offense was able to pound out 12 hits against Cardinals pitching. The Inquirer's 25th ranked Phillies prospect, right fielder Kelly Dugan, went 3-for-5 and put the Theshers on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the third inning. Third baseman Maikel Franco, the third ranked prospect by The Inquirer, followed that with a sacrifice fly.
Franco finished the game 1-for-3 with two RBI after another sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
Threshers left fielder Aaron Altherr added a two-run home run in the seventh inning.