Phillies Minor League Report: Roman Quinn homers during BlueClaws win
Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Friday, May 10:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs were soundly beaten in their series opener against the Durham Bulls, 12-6, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Center in Durham, N.C.
Third baseman Cody Acshe and left fielder Darin Ruf each had multiple hits during the loss. Asche went 3-of-4 from the plate with an RBI while Ruf went 2-of-4 with an RBI of his own.
Pitcher Adam Morgan (1-3) was dealt the loss after giving up seven hits, five earned runs in only 3 2/3 innings.
Lehigh Valley drops to 14-20 on the season and is currently in fourth place in the International League North.
The IronPigs will continue their four-game series against the Bulls at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Ethan Martin (2-2, 6.35 ERA) will get the start for Lehigh Valley.
Reading Fightin' Phils – Double A
The Fightins' game against the Akron Aeros was suspended after seven innings due to rain with the game tied, 3-3.
The game has been rescheduled for 5:35 p.m. Saturday. The game will resume in the top of the eighth inning. The third game of their four-game is set currently scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Greg Smith (0-1, 1.80 ERA) is scheduled to start for Reading.
Before the suspension of Friday's game, Reading tied the game at 3 in the bottom of the seventh after a triple from first baseman Jim Murphy (currently 2-for-3) that scored center fielder Zach Collier.
Catcher Cameron Rupp reached base on all three of his at-bats through seven innings and drove in a run.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers slipped by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 2-1, Friday at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.
Left fielder Cameron Perkins and center fielder Kyrell Hudson each went 2-for-3 while third baseman Maikel Franco and first baseman Chris Serritella drove in the two runs for the Threshers.
After each team scored a run in the third inning, the game remained tied until the seventh. The Threshers took the lead after shortstop Jose Mojica grounded into a force out that scored Serritella, which proved to be the game-winning run.
Gabriel Arias picked up the victory after pitching seven strong innings. Arias recorded six strikeouts, gave up only five hits and gave up only one run. Arias improved to 4-1 on the season.
With the win, the Threshers improved to 18-16 on the season and moved them into sole possession of second place in the Florida State League North.
The Threshers finish up their three-game set against Lakeland at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Nick Hernandez (3-1, 3.38 ERA) is slated to start for Clearwater.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws dismantled the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 10-3, at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro N.C.
The BlueClaws hit four home runs during the win, including one from shortstop Roman Quinn, his third of the season. Quinn went 2-for-4 during the win.
Right fielder Brian Pointer, catcher Chace Numata and designated hitter Zach Taylor also went yard Friday.
First baseman Art Charles did not get in on the fun, however, as he went 0-for-4.
The win improved Lakewood to 11-22 on the season.
The BlueClaws play game three of their four-game set against the Grasshoppers at 7 p.m. Saturday. Kevin Brady (1-2, 5.47 ERA) will take the hill for the BlueClaws.