Phillies Minor League Report: Jake Fox hits 20th home run in Reading's loss
Here’s how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Tuesday, August 19:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs recorded 10 hits, but were shut out by the Pawtucket Red Sox, 7-0, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.
Right-handed starter Jason Marquis (1-1, 4.41 ERA) was rocked for seven runs on nine hits, two walks and a hit batsman in 5 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.
Third baseman Maikel Franco (3-for-4 with a double) and right fielder John Mayberry Jr. (2-for-4) combined for half of the offense's hits in the middle of the order.
The IronPigs (59-71) will send righty Brad Lincoln (6-9, 4.99 ERA) to the bump as the series continues Wednesday.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils blew three one-run leads and lost to the Bowie Baysox, 8-3, at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Md.
Reading didn't waste any time and took a lead in the first inning. With two outs, right fielder Kelly Dugan singled and scored on center fielder Aaron Altherr's RBI double.
The second lead came courtesy of designated hitter Jake Fox, who blasted a solo home run in the third. It was Fox's 20th homer in his 65th game with the team.
Right-handed Aaron Nola let both leads slip away. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over five innings of work. He didn't factor in the decision.
In the seventh, left fielder Peter Lavin drew a walk and came around to score on second baseman Albert Cartwright's bunt for a 3-2 lead.
However, relievers Austin Wright and Nefi Ogando gave the game away and allowed a six-run eighth.
The Fightin Phils (56-73) turn to righty Severino Gonzalez (8-12, 4.93 ERA) as the series continues Wednesday.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers split a doubleheader with the Daytona Cubs at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Clearwater dropped the first game, 4-3.
Right fielder Brian Pointer provided the offense, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a strikeout.
Right-handed starter Miguel Nunez gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings.
Righty Lee Ridenhour surrendered an unearned run in the eighth that ended the game.
The Threshers recovered for a 5-2 victory in the second game.
Center fielder Roman Quinn (2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, a stolen base and a caught stealing) and first baseman Art Charles (2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a strikeout) led the way on offense.
Left-handed starter Lino Martinez struggled and couldn't five innings to pick up the win.
Southpaw Ethan Stewart delivered two scoreless frames in relief for the win.
The Threshers (26-32 in second half, 43-83 overall) hand the ball to righty Mark Leiter (2-4, 5.08 ERA) when the series continues Wedneday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws' game against the West Virginia Power was canceled due to rain.
The game will not be made up.
The teams will try again on Wednesday as lefty Yoel Mecias (2-2, 3.42 ERA) takes the mound for the BlueClaws (22-35 in second half, 49-77 overall)
Williamsport Crosscutters – Class A-Short Season
The Crosscutters (29-34) were idle due to the New York-Penn League All-Star game.
The regular season is scheduled to resume on Wednesday as the Crosscutters host the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Righty Feliberto Sanchez (2-7, 5.93 ERA) is slated to start the opener on Wednesday.