Tyler Gilbert is very quietly having a big season for the Lakewood BlueClaws. The 22-year old lefty threw seven scoreless innings and the BlueClaws topped Charleston 2-0 on Saturday night at Riley Park in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lakewood opened the scoring in the third inning on an RBI double by Damek Tomscha, and then added the game's only other run in the fourth on a safety squeeze from Zack Coppola that brought home Carlos Duran.
Gilbert (5-7) threw at least seven innings for the sixth time this year, most on the team. He pitched out of some jams early on, with the RiverDogs stranding nine runners on base over the first five innings. On the season, Gilbert has posted a 3.60 ERA and is averaging just under six innings per start for the 'Claws.
Sutter McLoughlin relieved Gilbert in the eighth and retired all six hitters he faced to earn his second save of the season .
Charleston starter Luis Cedeno (5-4) took the loss, allowing both runs over four innings.
Coppola, Josh Tobias, Tomscha, and Duran all had two hits for the BlueClaws in the win.
New York Mets 2
WP: Edubray Ramos (1-0), LP: Jerry Blevins (3-1), SV: Jeanmar Gomez (25)
HR: NY - none; PHIL - Ryan Howard (13)
The win was the first MLB win for Ramos. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was 2-for-3 with a run scored at the plate and allowed just two earned runs over six innings of work on the mound.
Lehigh Valley 4
WP: Adam Morgan (2-1), LP: Scott Diamond (6-9), SV: Luis Garcia (2)
HR: BUF - Dalton Pompey (2), Matt Dominguez (11); LV - Cam Perkins (7)
Adam Morgan: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR. J.P. Crawford has hit in 13 of the last 15 games, hitting 3-11-.410 over the span.
WP: Gregory Infante (3-1), LP: Cale Coshow (3-7), SV: Joely Rodriguez (2)
Reading scored three times in the top of the ninth to beat the Thunder, leaving Trenton nine games behind Reading in the Eastern Division.
Palm Beach 4
WP: Ulises Joaquin (2-1), LP: Blake McKnight (3-5), SV: none
Scott Kingery had a career-high four hits for Clearwater, scoring two runs. He's now hitting .294 on the season.
WP: Grant Dyer (2-1), LP: Yordy Alejo (0-2), SV: none
HR: WIL - none; VER - Luis Barrera (2)
Henri Lartigue had three hits - all doubles - and drove in two runs to tie the game for the Crosscutters. Grant Dyer threw three perfect innings of relief, striking out four.
GCL Phillies 5
GCL Yankees East 4
WP: Luis Carrasco (2-0), LP: Raynel Espinal (0-4), SV: Tyler Frohwirth (3)
HR: PHIL - none; YANK - Brandon Wagner (3)
Luis Carrasco threw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Phils. Reading's Tom Windle threw one inning - two hits and a walk - in a rehab assignment. Mickey Moniak went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He's now hitting .309.
LHP Anthony Vasquez officially added to the Reading roster.
LHP Jeremy Bleich released by Philadelphia.