Minor-league report: IronPigs rally, J.P. Crawford homers

Iron Pigs shortstop J.P. Crawford.

Monday’s Phillies Minor Leagues roundup:


Lehigh Valley 8, Gwinnett 4: The Iron Pigs (58-37) put up a five-spot in the ninth to rally for another win.

3B Pedro Florimon had a two-run single to highlight the ninth.

SS J.P. Crawford went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer, his eighth of the season. He’s 8-for-23 over his last six games.

RHP Tom Eshelman gave up four runs, three earned, in six innings for a no-decision. Michael Mariot (1.1 innings) got the win.


Reading 11, New Hampshire 4: 2B Angelo Mora (.296) went 4-for-6 with two runs and an RBI and CF Carlos Tocci doubled twice and had four RBI for the Fightin Phils (52-40).

RHP Drew Anderson allowed one earned run in six innings of work to improve to 6-3, 3.43. Anderson, 23, was a 21st-round pick of the Phillies in 2012.


Clearwater at Daytona, ppd. (rain): It’s probably too bad for the Threshers that th game was washed out. Daytona, a Reds club, is 2-21 in the second half of the FSL season.

Clearwater (12-10) starts a three-game series with Dunedin on Tuesday. Games 1 and 3 are in Clearwater. Wednesday’s game is at Dunedin.


Lakewood 1, Charleston 0: Nick Fanti threw just the second 9-inning no-hitter in BlueClaws’ history, retiring the final 22 batters he faced.

Fanti struck out 12. His only blemish was a second-inning walk.

Lakewood’s offense managed just two hits, and DH Henri Lartigue had them both, including a second-inning home run. It was his seventh of the season.

The only other 9-inning no-hitter in Lakewood history was thrown by Gavin Floyd in 2002 in a 1-0 loss aided by an error. On May 6, Fanti no-hit Columbia for 8.2 innings before being lifted after 113 pitches when an error and a walk put two Fireflies on base. Closer Trevor Bettencourt finished off that no-hitter.

Fanti also threw 113 pitches on Monday, but had no such trouble in the ninth inning. A 31st-round pick in 2015, the lefthander improved to 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA.

As Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke mentioned, the time of the game was 1 hour, 47 minutes.


State College at Williamsport, ppd. (rain): The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Crosscutters (14-10) entered Monday’s games in a four-way virtual tie for first place in the Pinckney Division.


Yankees 6, Phillies 5: RHP Justin Miller gave up a walk-off two run homer after the Phils scored three in the top of the ninth to take a 5-4 lead. CF Simon Muzziotti had a two-run triple in the frame. 1B Quincy Nieporte went 2-for-4 and is off to a 14-for-34 start to the season (.412).