Phillies Minor League Report: IronPigs sweep doubleheader
Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Tuesday, May 27:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs took both ends of a doubleheader with the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va.
In the first game, the IronPigs earned a 7-1 victory.
Right-handed starter Sean O'Sullivan (2-4, 4.19 ERA) earned the win, allowing a run on a solo homer, three hits, and two walks in six innings.
Center fielder Tyson Gillies (2-for-4 with an RBI), catcher Koyie Hill (2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored) and shortstop Andres Blanco (2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two runs scored, four RBI and a strikeout) powered the offense.
Righty Ken Giles (0.84 ERA) allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning to close out the win.
In the second game, the IronPigs pieced together a start from the bullpen and won, 4-1.
Righty Phillippe Aumont (1-1, 4.30 ERA) allowed a hit, walked one and struck out three in two scoreless innings to pick up the win.
Second baseman Tyler Henson (2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a strikeout) and left fielder Leandro Castro (2-for-3 with a run scored) starred at the plate.
The IronPigs improved to 27-24. The teams are scheduled to play another game Wednesday as righty Brad Lincoln (1-2, 4.23 ERA) takes his turn in the rotation.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils lost to the Trenton Thunder, 3-1, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa.
Right-handed starter Severino Gonzalez (4-5, 4.90 ERA) was stuck with the loss despite a solid outing. He gave up three runs on seven hits and a hit batsman while striking out five over seven innings.
Reading's only run came in the seventh when first baseman Brock Stassi doubled and later scored on center fielder Aaron Altherr's groundout.
The offense only had seven hits in the loss, two off the bat of catcher Sebastian Valle (2-for-3).
The Fightin Phils fell to 28-21 on the season. Reading will turn to southpaw Hoby Milner (3-2, 3.45 ERA) when the series continues Wednesday.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers were whacked by the Fort Myers Miracle, 11-0, at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.
The offense was held to only four hits. First baseman Art Charles (2-for-3 with a double) provided half of them.
Left-handed starter Ethan Stewart (2-5, 5.27 ERA) was knocked around for six runs on eight hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
The Threshers sunk to 10-40 on the season. Righty Colin Kleven (1-6, 5.24 ERA) will try his luck when the series continues Wednesday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 6-3, at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.
Left fielder Samuel Hiciano blasted his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the ninth, but Lakewood was unable to rally from a five-run hole.
Right-handed starter Mark Leiter (4-4, 4.68 ERA) suffered the loss for the BlueClaws. He was charged with four runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Leiter was also tagged for two home-run balls.
The loss dropped the BlueClaws to 19-30. Lakewood will look to avoid a sweep in the series finale Wednesday as righty Alejandro Arteaga (3-6, 9.23 ERA) takes the bump.