Minor League Report - April 13, 2004

The Clearwater Threshers were the only Phillies minor league club to be able to play Tuesday night. The Threshers, who were rained out Monday night, split a double-header with Ft.Myers. Once again, pitching was an issue in the first game, but the pitching rebounded for a gem in the nightcap. All other Phillies minor league teams were rained out for the second night in a row.

Ft.Myers 8, Clearwater 4
Starter Layne Dawson worked three innings and allowed four earned runs. Reliever Robby Read was victimized by an error, but also allowed two earned runs in four innings to suffer his first loss of the season.

John Castellano continued his hot hitting by going 2-4, raising his average to .476 on the season. Vince Vukovich, who had struggled at the plate in the early going, had two doubles and upped his average to the .200 mark.

Clearwater 7, Ft.Myers 0
Clearwater's pitching rebounded in the second game of the double-header. Elizardo Ramirez (1-0) pitched six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and no walks. Brandon Mayfield worked his way through the seventh inning to preserve the shutout.

The first three hitters in the Threshers lineup went 6-10 with 5 runs scored. Again, John Castellano led the way with a 2-3 game, giving him a .500 average. Carlos Leon (.391) and Chris Roberson (.318) both had two hits in the game as well.

Clearwater now stands at 2-4 on the season.

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