PBN Gameday: April 13

The Phillies road trip ended on a sour note, with a Wednesday afternoon loss to the Marlins, giving them a 3-3 trip after a 3-1 start on the road. The news isn't good in Lakewood either, as the BlueClaws continue their slow start against the hot Hagerstown Suns. Plus, news from Scranton, Reading and Clearwater.

Marlins 4, Phillies 0

Dontrelle Willis has two complete games in two starts for Florida as he held the Phillies to three hits in a 4-0 win for the Marlins. Marlins outing gives the Marlins staff four complete games in the early going.

Pat Burrell singled to extend his hitting streak to nine games. Jimmy Rollins and Placido Polanco had the only other hits for the Phillies and they too, were both singles.

Cory Lidle (0-1) gave up six hits in five innings, allowing three runs - two earned - to go with no walks and two strikeouts. Terry Adams provided two perfect innings of relief for the Phillies.

The Phillies are now 4-5 and have an off day on Thursday before opening a weekend series at home against the Atlanta Braves.

Scranton 5, Richmond 4

Mike Bacsik allowed two earned runs over five innings of work as Scranton won their fourth one-run game of the season.

Pinch-hitter Anthony Medrano singled to drive in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to give Scranton a 5-3 lead.

Franklin Perez gave up a ninth inning run, but struck out hot hitting Andy Marte and also retired pinch-hitter Carlos Mendez to end the game and record his second save of the year. Dan Giese (2-1) pitched two innings, allowing one earned run, to get the win.

Harrisburg 4, Reading 2

Every position player in the Reading lineup collected at least one hit, but they pushed across just two runs, falling to the Senators in the final game of their series.

Allen Davis (1-1) threw five innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and no walks. Davis struck out six hitters. Ryan Hutchison, Travis Minix and Erick Burke allowed just two hits over the final four innings.

Ryan Barthelemy led Reading's offense with two hits and a run scored.

Lakeland 9, Clearwater 2

The Threshers collected 12 hits, but pushed just two runs across the board.

Jake Blalock went 3-for-4 with a homerun - his first of the season - to push his average to .348 on the year. Brad Correll and Chris Klemm each had two hits for Clearwater.

Matt Sweeney (0-2) allowed six earned runs over five innings of work and was charged with the loss.

Hagerstown 8, Lakewood 6

The Lakewood BlueClaws (1-6) continue their early season struggles, losing to the undefeated Hagerstown Suns 8-6, dropping their fourth straight. The Suns took an early 3-0 lead and never looked back to complete the series sweep of the BlueClaws.

Lakewood scored two runs in the top of the fourth, cutting Hagerstown's lead to 3-2. Greg Golson led off with a single then scored on Brad Harman's RBI double. Harman advanced on Sam Orr's ground out and then scored on Jayson Drobiak's grounder.

BlueClaws starter Carlos Carrasco (0-1) would run into trouble in the fourth, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks. Carrasco didn't make it out of the fourth, going 3 2/3 innings, being charged with seven runs on eight hits.

The BlueClaws rallied in the ninth for three runs highlighted by a two out three-run homerun from Timi Moni. Drobiak and Jason Crosland started the inning with back-to-back singles off reliever Kevin Mannix. Mannix would then strike out both Ryan Fisher and Josh Mader before Moni would connect for his first homerun of the year.


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