AAA - Lehigh Valley 7, Rochester [Twins] 0
WP: David Buchanan (10-9), LP: David Hurlbut (0-2), SV: none
Hitting Recap: Every hitter in the IronPigs lineup had at least one hit, with Jesmuel Valentin leading the way, picking up three hits on the day and scoring two runs... Osmel Aguila, who spent most of the season with Reading, got his first Triple-A start and went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI... After struggling since returning from Philadelphia, Taylor Featherston had two singles to drive in three runs for Lehigh Valley in their 15-hit attack... Lehigh Valley hitters did strike out 10 times.
Pitching Recap: David Buchanan set one of those bittersweet minor league records. Getting the win - his 10th of the season - Buchanan now has 24 career wins with Lehigh Valley, tying Drew Carpenter for the all-time lead. It's a nice accomplishment, but Buchanan would have much rather been spending more time in the majors... Joely Rodriguez and Luis Garcia each got a tune-up inning in to prepare for the postseason.
IronPigs Notes: For the ninth straight season, which is every year of their existence, Lehigh Valley went over the 600,000 mark in attendance. The bad news is that the official attendance of 611,015 is the second lowest in franchise history... Ben Lively will start Wednesday's playoff opener against Jordan Montgomery of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Anthony Vasquez starts game two on Thursday against Phil Coke, and Phil Klein will start game three in Scranton on Friday. The RailRiders haven't announced a Friday starter yet.
AA - Reading 11, Trenton [Yankees] 6 (10)
WP: Victor Arano (1-1), LP: Cale Coshow (3-8), SV: none
HR: Reading - Dylan Cozens (40), Rhys Hoskins (38), Harold Martinez (9); Trenton - Dante Bichette (9), Miguel Andujar (2)
Hitting Recap: Reading erupted for five runs in the top of the tenth, with Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins hitting back-to-back home runs to lead off the inning. Hoskins ties Darin Ruf for second on the all-time Reading list with 38, while Cozens expanded his franchise record to 40... After Jake Fox singled, Harold Martinez launched his ninth home run of the year, and Roman Quinn would later double to drive in the fifth run of the inning.
Pitching Recap: Will Morris returned to Reading from Clearwater and pitched three innings, giving up one run... Gregory Infante was tagged for three runs in one inning of work, Alexis Rivero gave up another run in two innings of work, and Jesen Therrien allowed a sixth run, working two innings... Victor Arano gave up a hit and walked two, but didn't allow any runs in the ninth, while Joey DeNato pitched a scoreless tenth for the Fightins.
Fightins Notes: The two teams won't have much of an opportunity to miss each other. They'll be back in action Wednesday night in Trenton for the opening game of the playoffs. Games one and two are in Trenton, while games three, four and five, if necessary, will be back in Reading. The starting pitching match-ups haven't been announced... Reading hit 182 home runs, the most in all of minor league baseball... Outfielder Osmel Aguila was reassigned to Lehigh Valley on Monday, to make room for outfielder Roman Quinn, who was activated from the DL... Pitchers Will Morris rejoined the team from Clearwater on Monday, and Elniery Garcia is expected to came to the Fightins from Clearwater on Tuesday.
High-A - Clearwater Threshers
Clearwater missed the playoffs and saw their regular season end Sunday in Dunedin. The Threshers set their second-highest attendance total at Bright House Field this summer, with 181,594 fans taking in a game at the ballpark. The old record was set in 2014, when 195,063 fans attended Threshers games.
Low-A - Lakewood 5, Greensboro [Marlins] 0
WP: Harold Arauz (6-6), LP: Trevor Richards (2-3), SV: none
Hitting Recap: After providing heroics Sunday, Jan Hernandez led the BlueClaws with two hits Monday, scoring a run and driving in another. Two of the runs that Lakewood scored were unearned, and they had just seven hits on the day.
Pitching Recap: Harold Arauz saw what his rotation mates had done and went them one better. With each of the other four starters going six shutout innings in their final start of the regular season, Arauz went seven shutout, pushing their streak to 31 innings without allowing a run. Arauz added eight strikeouts to the 38 that the other four amassed in their final starts of the season... Ismael Cabrera and Edgar Garcia each threw a shutout inning in relief.
BlueClaws Notes: The 'Claws play Hagerstown in a best-of-three Division Series starting Wednesday night in Lakewood. Games two and three, if necessary, will be played in Hagerstown. The pitching match-ups haven't been announced.
Short-Season A - State College [Cardinals] 4, Williamsport 2
WP: Greg Tomchick (1-1), LP: Julian Garcia (0-3), SV: Spencer Trayner (4)
HR: State College - Danny Hudzina (4); Williamsport - none
Hitting Recap: Chandler Hall led the way in the final game of the season with three hits, scoring one run... David Martinelli snapped out of a recent slump that saw him be the only hitter in the Cutters lineup without a hit for two nights in a row, to have two hits in the game, with a double and an RBI.
Pitching Recap: Julian Garcia ended the season on a sour note, giving up three runs - two earned - in one inning of work. Garcia gave up two hits and walked four.. Kenny Koplove was hit for a run in 2 1/3 innings, while Alexander Kline (2 2/3 IP) and Carlos Indriago (3 IP) didn't allow a run. Indriago finished with an ERA of 1.27 with Williamsport.
Rookie - GCL Cardinals 3, GCL Phillies 0 (Game One Championship Series)
WP: Franyel Sacadilla (1-0), LP: Mauricio Llovera (0-1), SV: Jonathon Mulford (1)
All records from the GCL Postseason only.
Pitching Recap: Starter Mauricio Llovera was hit for three runs on three hits and three walks, over 4 1/3 innings of work, and took the loss... Jhon Nunez threw 2 2/3 perfect innings, while Andrew Brown allowed just one hit and no runs in his one inning of work.
GCL Phillies Notes: The Cardinals lead the best-of-three series 1-0. Game two is Tuesday in Clearwater. Game three, if necessary, would also be played in Clearwater on Wednesday... Infielder Raul Rivas returned to the Phillies from the Clearwater Threshers.