Darick Hall's bat helped lead Lakewood to a 4-1 win on Sunday, but the BlueClaws didn't get the help they needed to win the first half division title. Meanwhile, in Clearwater, the Threshers are fighting to wrap up an early spot in the FSL Playoffs.
It was a good week for the Lakewood BlueClaws, with a nice, long win streak and a no-hitter. Pitcher Nick Fanti, the main architect on the no-hitter, was also saluted by the South Atlantic League.
The Reading Fightins had the night off on Thursday, but Lehigh Valley and Clearwater picked up wins, while Lakewood dropped a close one to Kannapolis.
Our stats notebook opens first to the Phillies minor league leaders in various categories, and concludes with a look at some player stats and notes.
A 12-run first inning gave the Phillies a running start on the Washington Nationals. In the minors, it was another come from behind win for the Lakewood BlueClaws and Lehigh Valley and Reading fall to 0-2.
The Phillies played their home opener Thursday, while Lehigh Valley and Reading played their season openers. Plus, Lakewood wins their second straight and a former number-one pick homers for the Threshers in their loss to Dunedin.
While a lot of the attention has been focused on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and their prospect loaded roster, the Lakewood BlueClaws may have the second most talented roster in the Phillies organization.
The Phillies selected first baseman Darick Hall from Dallas Baptist University in the 14th round of the 2016 Draft. In his first professional season, Hall showed some signs of promise for the future playing for the Williamsport Crosscutters.
January 9, 2017