PBN Game Day: April 18

The Phillies and the Lakewood BlueClaws were the only teams in the organization to pick up wins Monday night. The Phillies held on to beat the Mets, while the BlueClaws needed a rally in the bottom of the 12th to beat Hagerstown. Scranton, Reading and Clearwater all lost on Monday.

Phillies 5, Mets 4

Randy Wolf (1-0) threw eight shutout innings, but ran into major trouble in the ninth on the way to his first win of the season. Wolf faced three hitters in the ninth, but was unable to retire any of them and lost his shutout in the process. Tim Worrell came on and surrendered a three-run homerun to Cliff Floyd before working out of the inning and recording his first save of the year.

Pat Burrell hit his fifth homerun of the season, a two-run shot off starter Kaz Ishii (0-2). Burrell also singled in a run in the first inning and Jason Michaels added a sacrifice fly as the Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead. David Bell had an RBI double in the fifth to complete the Phillies scoring.

Syracuse 4, Scranton 1

Mike Bacsik (0-1) allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings, but it wasn't good enough to beat Syracuse. Eude Brito was touched for three earned runs over 1 2/3 innings in relief of Bacsik.

Mark Budzinski went 2-for-3 and Buzz Hannahan drove home Juan Sosa with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning for Scranton's only run of the night.

New Britain 4, Reading 3 (10)

Felix Villegas (1-1) pitched just 1/3 of an inning in relief, but gave up the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning Monday night as Reading fell to New Britain in 10 innings. Allen Davis started and allowed three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Travis Minix gave the R-Phils 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball.

Chris Roberson, Jim Deschaine, Danny Gonzalez and Tim Gradoville each had two hits for Reading. Gradoville and Juan Richardson each drove in runs for Reading.

Earlier in the day, there were a couple of roster moves in Reading. Utility infielder/outfielder Nate Grindell was promoted to AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre and reliever Ryan Hutchison was released.

Ft.Myers 4, Clearwater 1

Clearwater's offense was held to just four hits against three Ft.Myers pitchers.

Starter Eric Glaser (0-2) allowed four earned runs over six innings of work and Kyle Parcus came on to shut down Ft.Myers with two strong innings of relief.

Lakewood 7, Hagerstown 6 (12)

The Lakewood BlueClaws scored twice in the bottom half of the 12th inning for a 7-6 win over the first place Hagerstown Suns. Sam Orr lined a base hit into the right-field corner to score Brad Harman from third.

Lakewood jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings with three runs in the first and two more in the second. Harman connected for a two run double to put the BlueClaws up 2-0, then Jayson Drobiak followed up with and RBI double and the BlueClaws led 3-0 after one.

In the second inning John Hardy reached with a one out single, then Greg Golson followed up a double. Sean Gamble then came up with the big hit in the inning with a two run triple to put the BlueClaws up 5-0.

The BlueClaws offense was quieted the rest of the night by the Captains pitching, after collecting seven hits in the first two innings, Lakewood did not record another hit until the bottom of the 12.

Hagerstown took their first lead of the game in the 12 inning when Ryan Coultes scored from third on Orr's throwing error to first.

The bottom of the 12th inning began with a base hit by Gamble, then he advanced to third when the Suns right-fielder Carlos Gomez misplayed the ball and it rolled all the way to the wall. The BlueClaws tied the game at 6-6 when Gamble scored on Harman's RBI double.

Gamble finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Harman was 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored.


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