Phillies Minor League Report: Cody Overbeck homers in third straight game
Here's how the Phillies' minor-league teams fared on Tuesday, August 6:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs beat the Charlotte Knights, 4-1, at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C.
Left-handed starter Adam Morgan (2-5, 3.86 ERA) would put his team in a 1-0 hole in the third on a solo home run, but that's the only run the Lehigh Valley pitching staff would surrender. Morgan picked up the win with his one-run, five-inning effort. He allowed seven hits and struck out five.
First baseman Cody Overbeck erased the lead with a leadoff solo home run, his 19th of the season, in the next inning. It was hit third homer in as many nights.
In the fifth, second baseman Pete Orr hit a leadoff double and scored on Steve Susdorf's RBI single for the eventual winning run.
Lehigh Valley would tack on insurance runs in the ninth. Catcher Steven Lerud and right fielder Derrick Mitchell started off the inning with walks to set the table. Three batters later, shortstop Freddy Galvis would single them both home with a single for a 4-1 lead.
Five IronPigs had multi-hit games: Orr (2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and a strikeout), Galvis (2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a strikeout), Susdorf (2-for-5 with an RBI and a strikeout), Overbeck (2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout) and left fielder Leandro Castro (2-for-4).
The IronPigs improved to 60-58. Lefty Tom Cochran (3-6, 5.70 ERA) will make the start for Lehigh Valley when the series continues Wednesday.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils topped the Harrisburg Senators, 4-3, in 12 innings at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg, Pa.
Right fielder Kelly Dugan gave Reading the lead with a solo home run to lead off the second inning. it was his fifth blast of the season.
Left-handed starter Mario Hollands took full advantage of the lead in a stellar outing. He only allowed one hit but walked four while striking out seven over six innings. Hollands would have to settle for a no-decision after his 106-pitch start.
Southpaw Austin Wright immediately handed the Senators the lead in the seventh by allowing three runs in only 1/3 of an inning.
Heading into the ninth down 3-1, center fielder Zach Collier, third baseman Maikel Franco and first baseman Jim Murphy would all single to begin the inning to crawl within a run. Catcher Sebastian Valle would knock in Franco on an RBI ground out to send the game to extra innings.
in the 12th, the Fightin Phils manufactured a run without a hit in the inning. Pinch hitter Matt Tolbert got things started by drawing a leadoff walk. Tolbert would move to second on shortstop Edgar Duran's sacrifice bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Albert Cartwright, who started the game at second base and moved to center field, recorded a game-winning RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Righty Kyle Simon loaded the bases in the bottom of the 12th, but was able to notch his eighth save.
Cartwright (2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two strikeouts) and Collier (2-for-6 with a run scored and a strikeout) had the only multi-hit games for Reading despite the game going 12 innings. The Fightin Phils only had eight hits in the game.
The win lifted the Fightin Phils to 49-65. Righty Seth Rosin (9-5, 4.24 ERA) is slated to make the start for Reading as the series continues Wednesday.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers (54-55) were idle on Tuesday.
Clearwater will turn to left-hander Nick Hernandez (3-5, 5.28 ERA) in the opening game of a three-game set against the Daytona Cubs on Wednesday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws were shut out by the Hagerstown Suns, 3-0, at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md.
The Lakewood offense could only manage two hits in the game: left fielder Larry Greene's first-inning single and first baseman Willie Carmona's ninth-inning double.
Second baseman Alejandro Villalobos, Carmona, right fielder Brian Pointer and shortstop Angelo Mora were able to draw walks in the game.
Right-handed starter Jonathan Musser (1-7, 5.35 ERA) took the loss, despite a efficient outing. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings.
The loss dropped the BlueClaws to 44-68. Lakewood will look to avoid a sweep when right Jeb Stefan (3-6, 4.08 ERA) takes the mound Wednesday.
Williamsport Crosscutters - Class A-Short Season
The Crosscutters were routed by the Tri-City ValleyCats, 10-2, in the opening game of a series at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y.
Williamsport did have a 2-1 lead early in the ballgame. Trailing 1-0 in the second, first baseman Logan Pierce tied the game with a solo home run, his fourth of the season. Right fielder Dylan Cozens would knock a two-out RBI double in the following inning for the lead.
The wheels came off in the fourth for right-handed starter Yacksel Rios (2-2, 5.46 ERA). Tri-City stormed ahead with a five-run inning to chase Rios, who allowed five runs on three hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings for the loss.
Right-handed reliever Josh Warner added to the deficit by giving up three runs on six hits and a walk over 2 1/3 innings.
The Crosscutters fell to 24-23. The series continues Wednesday when righty Julio Reyes (1-1, 4.09 ERA) takes the ball for Williamsport.