Three Clearwater pitchers combined to strikeout 10 batters without issuing a walk in a 4-1 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
Starter Seranthony Dominguez (1-0) went six innings to get the win, giving up just three hits and one earned run in his first start of the season for Clearwater. The Threshers offense gave Dominguez three runs in the fifth inning, which started with Emmanuel Marrero delivering a triple to right field and then scoring on a sacrifice fly from Zach Coppola that made it a 1-1 game. A walk and an error put runners on first and second and Jose Pujols and Wilson Garcia, delivered back-to-back RBI singles to make it a 3-1 game.
Clearwater added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on a one-out double from Damek Tomscha and one out later, Garcia delivered a base-hit to center that plated Tomscha with the game's final run and a 4-1 lead for Clearwater.
On the day, Marrero had a single, double and a triple and scored one run, and Tomscha and Garcia each had two hits in the game.
Ranfi Casimiro relieved Dominguez and gave Clearwater two shutout innings, and Jeff Singer picked up his third save of the season with a perfect ninth. The three Threshers pitchers combined to strike out 10 batters, without allowing a walk.
Mets 5, Phillies 4
WP: Zack Wheeler (1-1), LP: Vince Velasquez (0-2), SV: Addison Reed (3)
HR: NYM - Michael Conforto (2); PHIL - Maikel Franco (2)
Franco homered for the second night in a row, this time it was a grand slam HR.
Velasquez: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 7 K... Phillies bullpen provided four scoreless innings of relief.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10, Lehigh Valley 6
WP: Brady Lail (1-0), LP: Jake Thompson (0-2), SV: none
HR: LV - Jorge Alfaro (1); SWB - Ruben Tejada (1)
Jake Thompson in two starts this season: 4 2/3 IP, 15 H, 15 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0-2, 28.91 ERA. Mark Leiter 2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.
New Hampshire 5, Reading 3
WP: Tim Mayza (1-0), LP: Alexis Rivero (0-1), SV: Jose Fernandez (1)
HR: RDG - Scott Kingery (2); NH - Raffy Lopez (2), Gunnar Heidt (2)
Andrew Pullin 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Tom Eshelman: 5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Hagerstown 10, Lakewood 2
WP: Jorge Pantoja (1-0), LP: Jonathan Hennigan (0-1), SV: none
HR: LKW - Daniel Brito (2); HAG - Juan Soto (1), Nick Banks (1)
Brito homered for the second time in the last three games, went 2-for-5 is now hitting .406 (13-for-32). Henri Lartigue also had two hits and is batting .385 (5-for-13).
JoJo Romero 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K.
Lehigh Valley - RHP Wander Perez reassigned from extended spring training.