Here's how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Tuesday, July 15:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs (46-50) are on Day 2 of the all-star break. The International League All-Star Game is scheduled for Wednesday.
Lehigh Valley is in fifth place in the North Division, 11 games behind the first-place Syracuse Chiefs.
The IronPigs' next six games will be played against the Chiefs, the first is set for Thursday.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils (38-55) are also on the all-star break. The Eastern League All-Star Game will be played on Wednesday.
Reading is in last place in the Eastern Division, 23 games behind the first-place Portland Sea Dogs.
The Fightin Phils resume the season on Thursday with the first of a five-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers (9-15 in second half, 26-66 overall) were idle on Tuesday.
The team is in fifth place, 6 1/2 games back of the first-place Daytona Cubs.
Currently on a five-game losing streak, Clearwater will hand the ball to righty Colin Kleven (3-7, 5.11 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series with the Bradenton Marauders.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws blanked the Hickory Crawdads, 7-0, at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, N.C.
Three Lakewood pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter.
Left-handed starter Yoel Mecias (1-0, 0.00 ERA) picked up the win in his season debut with the BlueClaws. Mecias was charged for two hits, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out seven over five innings.
The offense was fueled by right fielder Dylan Cozens (4-for-5 with two solo home runs and three RBI) and third baseman Mitch Walding (3-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and a strikeout).
Right-handed relievers Delvi Francisco and Daniel Child each threw two scoreless innings to preserve the victory.
The BlueClaws (9-17 in second half, 36-59 overall) will turn to righty Jon Prosinski (3-2, 4.26 ERA) as the series continues Wednesday.
Williamsport Crosscutters – Class A-Short Season
The Crosscutters (17-14) had an off day on Tuesday.
Williamsport sits in third place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division, six games back of the first-place State College Spikes.
The Crosscutters will face the Staten Island Yankees in a three-game set. Righty Mitch Gueller (3-1, 2.77 ERA) is slated to start the opener on Wednesday.