Here’s how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Thursday, April 30:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
Domonic Brown finally had a multi-hit game for Lehigh Valley in a 4-2 IronPigs win over the Durham Bulls. He was 2-for-4 with two RBI’s on the day, improving his average to .182 while in AAA. Tyler Henson, who hit in the two hole right before Brown, went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s He is batting .304 on the season.
Chad Billingsley picked up the win for the IronPigs, going 5.2 innings and giving up just two runs. He struck out six and walked just one in his first win this season. Seth Rosin and Hector Neris threw a combined 3.1 scoreless innings to seal the win for Lehigh Valley.
Lehigh Valley heads to Indianapolis to start a weekend series, which starts on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double-A
The Fightin Phils were off Thursday as they travel back to Reading before the start of a weekend series with Portland, which begins Friday at 7:05 p.m.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
Clearwater used a great offensive game from the whole team to dominate Dunedin, 8-1, on Thursday night. Six Threshers had multi-hit games. Drew Stankiewicz, Willians Astudillo and Chase Harris all had three hits on the day, with Stankiewicz and Harris recording an RBI apiece, while Astudillo drove in two.
Colin Kleven made the most of his start, going six innings and giving up just one run. He scattered three hits, striking out six to improve to 2-1 on the season. Harold Guerrero and Will Morris combined to throw three scoreless innings to ensure the victory.
Clearwater takes on Dunedin again at 6:35 p.m on Friday night.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws fell to the Augusta GreenJackets, 7-5, in 10 innings at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Ga. on Thursday night.
Tyler Viza struggled through five innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits. The Lakewood bullpen held until the bottom of the 10th inning, when Austin Davis gave up a two-run game-ending home run. Davis took his first loss of the season.
Designated hitter Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-5 with two RBI for the BlueClaws.
Center fielder Carlos Tocci was 2-for-5 and is batting .359 on the season.
The BlueClaws are back in action Friday at 7:05 p.m. as they take on the Savannah Sand Gnats.
Righty Ranfi Casimiro (1-2, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to start for Lakewood in Savannah, Ga.