Hey all, this is my first attempt at replicating last year's efforts. I will try and do this everyday if I can. Will do a wrap up of weekend play every Monday. I'm not familiar with all Phillies prospects, so if you would like a player highlighted that you don't see please let me know.
Toledo 8, Lehigh Valley 6
Tyler Cloyd - 4.1 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 K, 3 HR, 5 GB, 1 FB
Cesar Hernandez - 1 for 4, R, 3B, SB, K
Cody Asche - 0 for 4, K
Darin Ruf - 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, K
Leandro Castro - 1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, K
Cameron Rupp - 0 for 4, 2 K
What is wrong with Tyler Cloyd, a guy who seemingly dominated AAA pitching last season? He has shown to pitch better in the majors this year by a long shot. He was hurt by the long ball last night, giving up three 2-run homers in the game. Even with 6 runs of support, it was obviously not enough.
Reading was off on Monday
Clearwater 9, Daytona 2
Mario Hollands - 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K , HR, 4 GB, 4 FB
Aaron Altherr - 0 for 4, BB, K, PO
Kelly Dugan - 3 for 5, HR, K
Maikel Franco - 1 for 3, 3 R, 2 BB
The Threshers put on a clinic, pounding out 15 hits and running opposing pitcher Zach Cates out of the game after 4 innings (giving up 5 ER). The bullpen didn't fare any better. Altherr, Dugan and Franco continue to be the force that drives the Thresher offense. Clearwater moves within 1 game of the North Division lead.
Lakewood was off on Monday
Williamsport 4, State College 2
Mitch Gueller - 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K, 9 GB, 1 FB
Andrew Pullin - 2 for 5, 3B, K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 4, BB, 2 SB
Zach Green - 1 for 5, R, 2B, 2 K
Gabriel Lino - 3 for 4, 2 RBI, PB
Opening day was a success for the Crosscutters. Gueller threw a jem and the GB/FB ratio was encouraging for the first outing of the year. He will be a guy to watch all season and will likely get a few starts in Lakewood before the end of the season.