Jiandido Tromp hit a walkoff single to seal a win for Reading after 15 innings, Lakewood got solid pitching from Bailey Falter and Cornelius Randolph homered for Clearwater. Here’s a rundown of Tuesday’s minor-league games for Phillies affiliates:
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA)
Norfolk 2, Lehigh Valley 0: Former Phils RHP Alec Asher held the IronPigs to three hits in seven innings for the win.
Asher, who went 2-7 in 12 starts for the Phillies in 2015-16, gave up four hits. He was traded to Baltimore in March and pitched in 21 games for the O’s before being sent down.
The Phillies had acquired Asher from Texas in the 2015 Cole Hamels’ deal. 2B Scott Kingery doubled for the only extra-base hit against him Tuesday night.
Ben Lively (7-5, 3.15) gave up two earned runs in 6.1 for the IronPigs (69-53), which have dropped nine of 11 and now sit one game back in the wild-card race. On June 8, Lehigh Valley had the best record (41-19 in minor-league ball.
The teams meet again on Wednesday when Tom Eshelman (8-3, 2.78) is slated to start for the ‘Pigs in Norfolk.
EASTERN LEAGUE (AA)
Reading 4, Bowie 3 (F/15): DH Jiandido Tromp (.287) ended the 15-inning marathon with a walkoff single that scored RF Zack Coppola from third, giving the Fightin Phils (63-57) the win in their series opener against the Baysox.
Reading starter Elniery Garcia (0-0, 2.00) gave up one run and just two hits in five innings, but the lefthander was pulled long before the game went into extras.
CF Carlos Tocci (.308) hit an RBI double, then 3B Damek Tomscha (.321) followed up with a two-run homer to put Reading up 3-0 in the first.
FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE (A)
St. Lucie 5, Clearwater 4: LF Cornelius Randolph (12th of the season) and 1B Wilson Garcia (No. 13) slugged back-to-back homers in the sixth, but RH reliever Pedro Beato gave up the lead in the very next frame as the Threshers lost their ninth in a row.
CF and leadoff hitter Mark Laird (.279) went 3-for-4 and DH Jan Hernandez (.226) hit his 16th homer of the season for Clearwater, which fell to 23-29.
Mets DH Tim Tebow (.234) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE (A)
Lakewood 2, Kannapolis 1: LHP Bailey Falter pitched six innings, allowed just four hits, a run and struck out eight for the win.
Falter, a fifth-round pick by the Phillies in 2015, won his third consecutive decision to improve to 7-6, 3.12 ERA.
RHP Addison Russ have up just one hit in two innings and Will Hibbs had a pair of strikeouts in the ninth for his 15th save.
Adam Haseley went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first game since being promoted. The 2017 first-round pick was the BlueClaws DH after playing centerfield at the lower levels this season. Mickey Moniak, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, played centerfield Tuesday night. Moniak (.246) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as Lakewood fell to 22-29.
NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (A)
South All-Stars 5, North All-Stars 2: Williamsport’s Luis Ramirez gave up a run in his only inning of work, but wound up getting the win. Teammate Randy Alcantara gave up the North’s other run, but Kyle Young pitched a flawless inning.
RF Jhailyn Ortiz went 0-for-2 while 1B Greg Pickett singled in two ABs.
GULF COAST LEAGUE (Rookie)
Phillies 3, Yankees West 2: The Phillies scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth when CF Keudy Bocio and RF Yahir Gurrola drew bases loaded walks. LHP Jhordany Mezquita pitched five shutout innings for the Phils, but did not figure in the decision. The 19-year-old lefty has allowed just three earned runs in 26.2 innings for a 1.01 ERA. He’s struck out 29, walked 11 and has not allowed a home run. Not bad for an eighth-round draft pick who fell to the Phillies through a loophole.