Phillies Minor League Recap

Double-A Reading figured to have a pretty impressive team this season and so far, they haven't disappointed. They're off to a 2-0 start.

Scranton 2, Lehigh Valley 1     LP: Darensbourg (0-1, 9.00)

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are still looking for their first win after Scranton dumped them for the second straight night. Vic Darensbourg issued a walk, a wild pitch and hit a batter in the bottom of the eighth to help push across the go-ahead run. Darensbourg was on in relief of John Ennis, who threw one shutout inning in relief. Ron Chiavacci started for the 'Pigs and threw six innings giving up just one earned run on six hits and a walk.

Offensively, Lehigh Valley picked up just four hits and got their only run of the night when Andy Tracy hit a solo homerun - his first of the season - in the second inning.

In their first two games, the IronPigs are hitting just .088 (5-for-57) and have pushed just one run across the plate. Their pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA on the season.

Reading 2, Altoona 1     WP: Hill (1-0, 1.80)  SV: Overholt (1)

Jeremy Slayden led the Reading offense with a solo home run and then started a rally in the seventh to give Reading their second win of the season. With two outs and nobody on base, Slayden doubled and advanced to third on a base hit by Lou Marson. Brad Harman then picked up an infield single to drive in Slayden with the go-ahead run and the bullpen made the one run advantage stand up.

R.J. Swindle threw two perfect innings and Patrick Overholt shut down the Curve in the ninth to get his first save of the season. Reliever Ron Hill threw a perfect inning in the bottom of the sixth, making him the pitcher of record and getting him his first win of the season. Josh Outman started for Reading and allowed seven hits and three walks over five innings, but was only touched for one run.

Reading is now 2-0 on the season.

Clearwater 4, Dunedin 2    WP: Monasterios (1-0, 2.84)   SV: Schlitter (1)

John Urick went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead Clearwater's offense. Urick got help from Tuffy Gosewisch, who went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Carlos Monasterios threw 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk. The Threshers bullpen shutdown Dunedin over 2.2 innings

Lake County 6, Lakewood 4    LP: Simon (0-1, 18.00)

Lake County scored three runs over the final two innings to take a 6-4 win over Lakewood Friday night. Reliever Jarrod Simon was hit for two earned runs in the ninth and took the loss as Lake County pulled ahead on the way to their second straight win over the BlueClaws. Chance Chapman battled wildness in the eighth, issuing three walks and giving up one run that tied the game at 4-4.

Tyson Brummett pitched pretty well, giving up just one earned run on three hits and two walks over five innings. Brummett also struck out five, but was hurt by an error on Travis Mattair that led to two unearned runs. Joseph Rocchio threw two shutout innings, striking out four.

Michael Durant had two hits on the night, including his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Durant also doubled and picked up another RBI earlier in the game for the BlueClaws.


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