For the second straight season, rain postponed the season opener for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Their game against the Norfolk Tide will be made up as part of a double-header on Saturday (April 9) beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Norfolk and Scranton will play their regularly scheduled game Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The rains hit in Reading Thursday night with the Reading Phillies batting in the bottom of the second inning. The game will be picked up from the point that it was suspended from beginning Friday night April 8th at 7:05 p.m. The game originally scheduled for Friday night will be made up later in the season as part of a double-header.
Vicente Padilla threw five innings, giving up four hits, one walk and one run, while striking out two. Padilla seemingly ran out of gas in the fifth, giving up two doubles and the only run that he allowed.
The Threshers mounted a ninth inning rally, but came up short, losing to Dunedin 3-2.
Andy Baldwin (0-1) allowed six runs - three earned - on eight hits and three walks over four innings of work Thursday as Lakewood lost to Lake County 10-2.
Joe Bisenius gave up two earned runs in two innings of work and Chris Honsa was hit for two unearned runs on just one hit in his two inning stint. Jacob Barrack was able to keep the Captains off the board in the ninth.
The series continues Friday night with Carlos Carrasco making his first start for Lakewood. He'll be opposed by left-hander Dan Cevette for Lake County.