Phillies Minor League Report: IronPigs, Fightin' Phils routed
Here’s a rundown on how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Sunday, May 19.
Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Sunday, May 19:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs were embarrassed by the Rochester Red Wings, 11-0, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.
The bats were silent for Lehigh Valley as they only managed three hits against right-hander Kyle Gibson.
Most of the damage was done in the first five innings. IronPigs starting pitcher Tom Cochran (0-2, 6.75 ERA) allowed five runs on six hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings to pick up the loss.
J.C. Ramirez didn't fare much better after relieving Cochran. Ramirez allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in 2/3 of an inning to raise his ERA to 7.41.
Left fielder Leandro Castro had a particularly rough day after going 0-for-3 at the plate and committing three errors in the field.
The IronPigs fell to 18-25 and will continue their series with the Red Wings on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Left-hander Adam Morgan (1-4, 4.97 ERA) takes the mound for Lehigh Valley.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils were routed by the Harrisburg Senators, 11-3, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The Fightin Phils were swept in the three-game series at home.
The Senators were relentless and posted 10 runs in the first six innings off Reading pitching, including two four-run frames.
Left-handed starter Austin Wright (0-2, 11.88 ERA) took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits and four walks over 2 1/3 innings.
Right-hander Juan Sosa matched Wright by giving up five runs on four hits and four walks in three innings of relief.
The Fightin Phils got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning with a manufactured run. Shortstop Troy Hanzawa led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. After a groundout that moved the runner, first baseman Jim Murphy singled up the middle to score Hanzawa.
Left fielder Tyson Gillies added an RBI single and second baseman Albert Cartwright hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning in the loss.
The loss dropped the Fightin Phils to 15-26 on the season. Reading will begin a four-game series against the Altoona Curve at home on Monday. Right-hander Seth Rosin (1-2, 3.95 ERA) is slated to take the mound at 6:35 p.m.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers defeated the Tampa Yankees, 6-2, at Bright House Field in Clearwater to avoid a three-game sweep.
Clearwater used a three-run second inning to grab an early lead. Two runs scored when Logan Moore's single was misplayed in right field. Moore later scored on a wild pitch.
Carlos Alonso extended the Threshers' lead to 4-0 with a two-out RBI single in the fourth inning.
Those runs were enough to make a winner out of left-handed starter Mario Hollands (2-0, 2.45 ERA), who went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four.
Harold Martinez provided insurance with a two-run double in the eighth inning.
The Threshers improved to 22-20 on the season. Clearwater will travel to face the Charlotte Stone Crabs for a four-game series beginning on Monday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws' game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers was postponed Sunday due to rain.
Lakewood (17-24) will begin a three-game series against the Delmarva Shorebirds on Monday.