Josh Tobias, Jose Pujols and Luke Leftwich took part in the annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game Tuesday night in Lexington, Kentucky. Tobias finished the night 1-for-2, while Pujols went hitless in two at-bats. Leftwich came on in relief in the third inning and allowed a hit, but also picked up a strikeout for the North Division team, which won the game 2-1.
The South's only run came in the bottom of the eighth when Austin Rei (Red Sox) homered off Ryan Meisinger (Orioles). The North got to work early when Max Schrock (Nationals) doubled to drive in Yonathan Daza (Rockies) with the go-ahead run. Schrock would again figure in the scoring in the fifth when he lined a single to left to score Yeyson Yrizarri (Rangers) to give the North team a 2-0 lead. Schrock was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
WP: Brian Boshers (2-0), LP: Aaron Nola (5-7), SV: Brandon Kintzler (3)
HR: PHL - Peter Bourjos (2), Tommy Joseph (8), Cameron Rupp (5), Maikel Franco (12); MIN - Kurt Suzuki (4)
Cody Asche had three hits for Philadelphia
Phillies have now lost eight straight and are 12 games under the .500 mark.
Lehigh Valley 3
WP: Jake Thompson (6-5), LP: Andy Oliver (0-1), SV: Edubray Ramos (3)
HR: LV - none; NOR - Trey Mancini (7)
Cedric Hunter 3-for-3, J. Thompson 8 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
WP: D.J. Brown (4-3), LP: Tyler Viza (1-1), SV: cole Sulser (1)
HR: AKR - Clint Frazier (8), Todd Hankins (6); RDG - Jorge Alfaro (7)
Reading has now lost three straight following 12-game win streak.
WP: Shane Watson (2-3), LP: Jairo Labourt (4-6), SV: none
Andrew Pullin, Zach Green each with three hits, Malquin Canelo three RBI, four runs scored.
Lakewood off for the South Atlantic League All-Star Break
WP: Darwinzon Hernandez (1-0), LP: Bailey Falter (0-1), SV: Gerson Bautista (2)
HR: WMS - Darick Hall (1); LOW - none
Hall with a double, home run and two runs scored, hitting .429 on the season.
Reading - RHP Tom Eshelman reassigned from Clearwater.
Reading - RHP Alexis Rivero reassigned from Clearwater.
Reading - RHP Reinier Roibal released by the Phillies.
Clearwater - RHP Yacksel Rios added to the roster from Lehigh Valley.