A look at how the Phillies minor league affiliates fared on Opening Night of the 2016 season

It was Opening Night for Minor League Baseball, with three of the Phillies affiliates opening their season. We've got a quick look around the system to see how things went on day one of the 2016 season.

LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS (0-0) - Postponed at Syracuse

Lehigh Valley's entire four-game weekend series in Syracuse was wiped out by bad weather and even worse playing conditions at NBT Band Field. Two games will be made up Friday as a double-header, but will be played at Lehigh Valley's Coca-Cola Park, with Syracuse serving as the home team.

Jake Thompson (0-0) will start Game One, with Adam Morgan (0-0) going in Game Two

READING FIGHTIN' PHILS (0-1) - Lost to Portland 3-1

Alec Asher (0-1) and Aaron Wilkerson (1-0) engaged in a pitcher's duel for much of the game, but Wilkerson eventually won the duel as the Sea Dogs scored single runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings. Wilkerson struck out 11 batters and two relievers added three more strikeouts, including the Fightins three-through-six hitters whiffing 11 times in the game.

Asher allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings and Tom Windle surrendered a solo home run in the seventh.

Line of the game... Severino Gonzalez: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K, 14 pitches, 11 strikes


CLEARWATER THRESHERS (0-1) - Lost to Dunedin 6-2

Thomas Eshelman (0-1) didn't get much help from his defense, as errors by Scott Kingery and Malquin Canelo led to three unearned runs on the night. Overall, Eshelman pitched five innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out four batters.

Mitch Walding hit his first home run of the season for the Threshers. Carlos Tocci and Zach Green each had two hits on the night.

Line of the night... Mitch Walding: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB


LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS (0-1) - Lost to Lexington 7-4

Deivi Grullon hit his first home run of the season and Lakewood took advantage of defensive miscues to score two unearned runs in an attempt to come back from a 5-0 deficit, but the rally fell short. Josh Tobias finished the night with two RBI, but also committed two fielding errors.

On the mound, Franklyn Kilome got hit around in his first start in a full-season league, giving up five runs in two-plus innings of work.

Line of the night... Deivi Grullon: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI and threw out a runner attempting to steal.


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