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Phillies Minor League Recap

Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Monday, May 6.

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.

The win lifted the Theshers to 15-15 for the season. They will continue a four-game series against the Cardinals on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.