PBN Gameday: April 12

Randy Wolf's struggles against the Marlins continued Tuesday as the Phillies lost to Florida 8-2. Wolf surrendered two homeruns in the loss. The Red Barons moved to 5-1 and lead the IL North Division after another win over Richmond. Reading got back on the winning track with a 4-3 win over Harrisburg, while Clearwater and Lakewood both came up short in their games.

Marlins 8, Phillies 2

A.J. Burnett tossed the Marlins' third complete game of theseason and Mike Lowell and Paul Lo Duca hit two-run homers asFlorida posted an 8-2 triumph over the Phillies.

Wolf (0-1) allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings. With the loss, the 28-year-old lefthander fell to 2-11 with a 5.86ERA lifetime against Florida. Wolf is 0-4 in his last five starts against the Marlins and has not beaten them since April 2, 2003.

Florida has outscored the opposition, 34-2, in its four wins,while notching only six runs in its four losses.

Jim Thome and Bobby Abreu each added a pair of hits for the Phillies, who lost for the first time in four games. Pat Burrell went 1-for-4, extending his career high hitting streak to eight games. He didn't pick up an RBI however, snapping his streak of having an RBI in each Phillies game this season.

Scranton 11, Richmond 5

Vicente Padilla was the big news for Phillies fans as he went five innings in his second rehab start, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks. Padilla is on schedule to make his first start of the season on Sunday against the Braves.

Buzz Hannahan led the Scranton offense, going 4-for-5 and finishing the night just a homerun short of hitting for the cycle. Ryan Howard went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Reading 4, Harrisburg 3

Chris Roberson singled to drive in Michael Bourn in the seventh inning, giving Reading a 4-1 lead. They needed the insurance as Harrisburg scored two runs off Jeff Wilson in the eighth to pull to within one run.

Ryan Cameron came on to stop the eighth inning rally and shut down Harrisburg in the ninth for his first save of the season. Felix Villegas (1-0) pitched three innings in relief of Seung Lee to get the win.

Ariel Prieto hit his first homerun of the season for Reading.

Lakeland 6, Clearwater 2

Eric Glaser (0-1) surrendered six earned runs on ten hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work against Lakeland Tuesday night. The Clearwater bullpen allowed just four hits and one walk over the final 5 2/3 innings of work, but the damage was already done.

Carlos Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for Clearwater.

Hagerstown 7, Lakewood 6

The Lakewood BlueClaws (1-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead against the Hagerstown Suns (6-0) but couldn't hold the lead, losing 7-6. The Suns rallied to tie the game then win in the bottom of the ninth on Darren Watts RBI single.

The BlueClaws offense got rolling early plating four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead. After Sean Gamble drew a two out walk Jayson Drobiak stepped in and connected for an RBI triple. Jason Jaramillo then walked and Sam Orr drove both Drobiak and Jaramillo in on a two run double giving the BlueClaws a 3-0 lead. Ryan Frith would follow up with an RBI double of his own and Lakewood led 4-0.

Lakewood would make it 5-1 in the fourth on a crazy play where the manager P.J. Forbes would actually win an argument with umpires Adam Moscaritolo and Chad McDonald. Suns shortstop Ryan Coultas tagged out Frith then threw over to first to retire Kiel Fisher to end the inning. After Forbes came out to discuss it with the two umpires, Moscaritolo and McDonald ruled Fisher was safe and the inning continued. John Hardy followed with a double and runners were on second and third with two outs. Fisher scored on Coultas throwing error when Greg Golson grounded to short and the BlueClaws were up 5-1.

Andy Baldwin in his second start of the year allowed four runs on seven hits through five innings while striking out two. Corey Dueitt (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits over the course of two innings to record the loss in relief.


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