Phillies Minor League Report: BlueClaws gets shut out in both ends of doubleheader

Here's how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Tuesday, August 12:

Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A

A six-run fourth inning doomed the IronPigs in a 6-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Second baseman Freddy Galvis hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the IronPigs a lead, but that's the only run they would score.


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The offense could only muster six hits.

Left-handed starter Jo-Jo Reyes (1-3, 10.45 ERA) blew up in the fourth and suffered the loss. He allowed all six runs on 10 hits and a walk in four innings.

Designated hitter Leandro Castro and center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr. both went 2-for-4 in the loss.

The IronPigs (58-66) hand the ball to righty Sean O'Sullivan (5-9, 4.57 ERA) as the series continues on Wednesday.

Reading Fightin Phils – Double A

The opening game of a three-game series between the Fightin Phils (53-68) and the Harrisburg was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Righties Aaron Nola (1-0, 1.80 ERA) and Ryan O'Sullivan (5-7, 3.66 ERA) are slated to make the starts for Reading.

Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced

The Threshers (22-29 in second half, 39-80 overall) were idle on Tuesday.

The team currently occupies fifth place in the Florida State League North, eight games behind the first-place Daytona Cubs in the second half.

Righty Miguel Nunez (5-7, 4.76 ERA) is on tap to start the opener of a home-and-home series with the Dunedin Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A

The BlueClaws were shut out in both ends of a doubleheader by the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

In the first game, the BlueClaws suffered a 7-0 drubbing.

Left-handed starter Yoel Mecias (2-2, 3.42 ERA) was knocked around for five runs on eight hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss.

The offense was held to three hits. Second baseman Andrew Pullin (2-for-2 with a walk) was the lone bright spot for Lakewood.

The BlueClaws still couldn't score in the second game and lost. 1-0.

Right-handed starter Jon Prosinski (4-5, 4.00 ERA) was the tough-luck loser as the run he was charge with was unearned. He allowed five hits, a walk and a hit batsman over six innings.

Left fielder Willians Astudillo (2-for-3) and shortstop Malquin Canelo (3-for-3 with a double) combined for five of the offense's seven hits.

The BlueClaws (19-33 in second half, 46-75 overall) will look to avoid a series sweep on Wednesday. Righty Yacksel Rios (5-1, 3.35 ERA) will toe the rubber in the finale.

Williamsport Crosscutters – Class A-Short Season

The Crosscutters (26-31) were unable to begin a three-game set with the Batavia Muckdogs as the opener was postponed due to rain.

The game will be played as a part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Righties Feliberto Sanchez (2-6, 6.00 ERA) and Alejandro Arteaga (1-6, 4.85 ERA) are the scheduled starters for Williamsport.

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