Phillies Minor League Roundup - April 15, 2014 - Inclement Weather Edition

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Damn Smarch weather; we lose the Lehigh doubleheader to snow and both Lakewood and Reading get rained out.

Clearwater 8, Tampa 7

Jon Prosinski - 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB, 6 K, HR, 4 GB, 3 FB
Kevin Walter - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 GB, 1 FB
Colton Murray - 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K, 2 GB, 4 FB
Brian Pointer - 1 for 1
Justin Parr - 1 for 4, 2 R, RBI
Peter Lavin - 1 for 5, R, K, CS
Aaron Altherr - 3 for 5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, K
Art Charles - 0 for 4, RBI, 3 K
KC Serna - 1 for 4, R, RBI, BB, 2 SB
Nick Ferdinand - 1 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Deivi Grullon - 1 for 4, RBI
Anthony Phillips - 1 for 3, R, 2B, BB

Clearwater ends its 9-game losing streak to bring their record to 2-10. Brian Pointer mysteriously leaves the game in the top of the 3rd. I'm not seeing anything via twitter as to why he was replaced by a pinch hitter so early (Pointer is off to a monster start .379/.424/.655 slash line with two stolen bases to boot). Prosinski certainly didn't dazzle as batters continue to just mash against him. He does however limit walks and has done so since last season. He also struck out a career high 6. The Thresher bats in this game came alive and gave the dreadful pitching just enough to squeak out a win. Clearwater exploded for a 6 run 3rd inning eventually batting around the order for a 6-1 lead and held a 7-2 advantage through the 6th. Prosinski/Walter/Murray would then allow 5 runs in the next two innings to tie it at 7. The winning heroics would come in the top of the 9th with runners on 2nd and 3rd and two outs. KC Serna would reach on a fielding error, scoring Justin Parr for the go-ahead run. Colton Murray would have a clean 1-2-3 bottom of the 9th for the win (after blowing the lead, naturally).  It should be noted, 18 year old Deivi Grullon made his full season debut last night. A pleasant surprise to many Phillies prospect heads. The defensively sound catcher has been getting a lot of buzz since his GCL debut last year. Many even view him as the best catching prospect in the system (ahead of Joseph, Rupp and Knapp). He collected his first hit in the game with a ground ball RBI single. A guy to surely keep an eye on. Aaron Altherr broke out in this game on what is hopefully close to the end of his Clearwater rehab assignment.

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