Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Monday, May 27:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs' six-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Monday thanks to a dominant performance from Rochester Red Wings starting pitcher Vance Worley.
The former Phillie/IronPig pitched a complete-game shutout and led the Red Wings to a 5-0 victory at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y.
The IronPigs could only muster five hits against Worley, who has made his first Triple-A start since being sent down by the Minnesota Twins. Worley recorded five strikeouts during the win.
Those hits came from left fielder Pete Orr (1-for-4), first baseman Cody Overbeck (1-for-4), designated hitter Josh Fields (1-for-4), center fielder Leandro Castro (1-for-4) and shortstop Troy Hanzawa (1-for-3).
Third baseman Cody Asche was not able to record a hit going 0-for-3, but did reach base after taking a walk.
Despite Worley's dominant performance, the IronPigs only trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. But a four-run inning from the Red Wings put the game little too far out of reach for the IronPigs.
While the Red Wings only trotted one pitcher, the IronPigs used four during the game. Starter B.J. Rosenberg (1-4) was dealt the loss after throwing four innings. He struck out five batters and gave up only one earned run, but walked four batters.
Phillippe Aumont also saw action Monday, throwing one scoreless inning and giving up two hits.
The IronPigs look to start a new winning streak at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday when they play the Red Wings in the second game of their four-game series. Ethan Martin (5-2, 4.94 ERA) will get the start for the IronPigs.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Harrisburg Senators completed a four-game sweep of the Fightin Phils Monday by a score of 3-1 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.
The Fightin Phils have now lost their last seven meetings with the Senators.
The Senators got the scoring started in the bottom of the third as they scored one run in the frame. Reading didn't answer until the top of the seventh when right fielder Derrick Mitchell recorded his 11th RBI of the season. Mitchell's RBI proved to be the Fightin Phils' only run of the game.
The Senators took the lead for good in the eighth thanks to a two-run homer from catcher Jeff Howell. Harrisburg closer Aaron Barrett shut the door on the Fightin Phils to record his eighth save of the season.
Shortstop Miguel Abreu was the only Fightin Phil to record multiple hits as he went 2-for-4 from the plate. Both of his hits resulted in extra bases. Catcher Sabastian Valle and first baseman Jim Murphy combined to go 0-for-8 during the contest.
Reading starter Hector Neris gave up only one earned run and struck out five batters. He did not factor in the decision; however, as Juan Sosa (1-1) was given the loss after he gave up the two-run dinger in the eighth inning to Howell.
The Fightin Phils will be glad to see a new team Tuesday when they play the Bowie Baysox at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Md to begin a three-game set at 7:05 p.m..
The starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers had the day off Monday, but will begin a three-game series against the Brevard County Manatees at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.
The day of rest for the Threshers was a much-needed one as they have lost five out of their last seven games. They did win their last outing, which was against the Manatees Sunday, 7-5.
Clearwater's starter for Tuesday's game has yet to be announced.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws' five-game skid finally came to an end Monday as they defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds, 6-1, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Township, N.J.
The Shorebirds are one of the few teams the BlueClaws have had consistent success against this season. Monday's win marked the BlueClaws' fifth over the Shorebirds in their last seven meetings.
Lakewood's win was led by five hitless innings from starter Miguel Nunez. Nunez pitched six innings overall, giving up only one hit. That one hit resulted in Delmarva's only run of the game. Nunez (5-1) was awarded the victory.
It only took the BlueClaws two batters to plate their first run of the game. In the top of the first, shortstop Roman Quinn (1-for-4) led off the inning with a triple, which was followed by a sacrifice fly from catcher Chace Numata (1-for-3) to make the score 1-0.
The BlueClaws scored again during the fourth inning when a wild pitch allowed first baseman Art Charles (1-for-3) to cross the plate, making the score 2-0.
That score held until the top of the sixth when the Shorebirds finally got on the board.
In the eighth, however, the BlueClaws came through with four runs to put the game out of reach.
The explosive inning began with a single from Numata. Numata later crossed the plate after right fielder Brian Pointer (1-for-4) drove him home. Pointer would soon cross the plate himself after Charles hit an RBI double.
Left fielder Larry Greene Jr. (1-for-4) continued the scoring after he singled to right field, which brought Charles home and made the score 5-1. The final run of the inning came from a sacrifice fly from center fielder Carlos Tocci.
Five different BlueClaws drove in runs with Tocci (2-for-3) and first baseman Willie Carmona (2-for-3) being the only ones to record multiple hits.
Jordan Guth recorded a three-inning save for the BlueClaws, marking his first save of the season.